The University of British Columbia, Canada’s leading research universities offers blockchain course. Blockchain Program for Master’s and PhD Students Added by UBC.
It is officially launching a blockchain tech training path for graduate students, next January. Blockchain Program for Master’s and PhD Students Added by UBC.
According to UBC, this program is happening for the first time in Canada.
Major focus is on four areas:
- health and wellness
- clean energy
- regulatory technology
- issues for Indigenous residents
Victoria Lemieux, UBC iSchool associate professor and founder of Blockchain@UBC, said:
“The initiative will allow students to develop the skills around emerging technologies that are in high demand as well as drive economic growth as graduates fill the void in the industry.”
UBC aims to trains and prepare 139 students over six years, and work out services for existing masters and Ph.D. students in educationally adjacent areas. Intrigued students don’t have to go to the program with blockchain experience.. Blockchain Program for Master’s and PhD Students Added by UBC.
Interested students need not have experience in blockchain field to attend this program.
Although, it is supported by 15 industry partners from a wide range of sectors. This includes Boehringer Ingelheim, a pharmaceutical company with net sales of around 17.5 billion euros in 2018.
Mitacs that, however, works with federal and municipal governments to support industrial innovation, will also provide $1.324 million over six years.
Additionally, the agency will fund 18 master’s and 8 PhD internships in the field. Thus, representing a potential value of over $2.44 million for 156 internships and post-doctoral training projects over the course of the partnership.
Also, Blockchain@UBC receives support through UBC’s Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters program. However, its research papers and projects bring academics and industry partners together to explore issues in emerging blockchain technologies.
UBC faculty from diverse disciplines, including natural science, FinTech, engineering and computer science, and information governance, as well as non-STEM fields will be a part of the UBC’s most recent initiative.