Canadian-based University of British Columbia (UBC) has introduced a blockchain and distributed ledger expertise coaching program for grasp’s and PhD college students. UBC introduced the event in a press launch on June 11.
The coaching path is reportedly designed to construct competency round blockchain tech, and is targeted on its software in 4 public profit areas: well being and wellness, clear power, regulatory expertise and Indigenous points.
UBC says they hope to coach 139 college students over a six-year interval, and graduates ought to have the instruments to guage blockchain options in addition to establish alternatives for blockchain implementation.
Canadian nationwide non-profit analysis group Mitacs and 15 business companions will present CA$2.44 million for 156 internships and post-doctoral coaching tasks.
As beforehand reported by Cointelegraph, college students at UBC’s Vancouver campus based a bitcoin (BTC) membership in 2014. At press time, the membership’s web site acknowledged that its purpose was “ … to supply an atmosphere the place bitcoin-related concepts, tasks, packages, occasions, and companies might be studied and grown.”
The membership reportedly centered on schooling and engagement, bitcoin fee choices for on-campus retailers, acquiring mentorship from business professionals, and offering incubation for bitcoin companies on campus.
At the tip of May, Dublin City University partnered with tech firm community Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet to launch a grasp’s program in blockchain expertise, purportedly the primary of its type in Ireland.