Canadian-based University of British Columbia (UBC) has introduced a blockchain and distributed ledger technology coaching program for grasp’s and PhD college students. UBC introduced the event in a press release on June 11.
The coaching path is reportedly designed to construct competency round blockchain tech, and is targeted on its utility in 4 public profit areas: health and wellness, clear vitality, regulatory technology 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 judge blockchain options in addition to determine alternatives for blockchain implementation.
Canadian nationwide non-profit analysis group Mitacs and 15 trade companions will present CA$2.44 million for 156 internships and post-doctoral coaching initiatives.
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 aim was “ … to supply an setting the place bitcoin-related concepts, initiatives, applications, occasions, and businesses could be studied and grown.”
The membership reportedly centered on training and engagement, bitcoin fee choices for on-campus retailers, acquiring mentorship from trade professionals, and offering incubation for bitcoin companies on campus.
On the finish of Could, Dublin Metropolis College partnered with tech firm community Know-how Ireland ICT Skillnet to launch a grasp’s program in blockchain expertise, purportedly the primary of its sort in Eire.