Bitfury, a multisectoral blockchain company has entered into a partnership with the Plekhanov University of Economics in Russia. According to reports, the partnership has been forged with the aim of establishing a blockchain accelerator to service projects.
Not only will the university support the development of blockchain projects, but it will also provide courses and additional education. The courses and education sessions will be tailored to train and enable users to use digital technologies to create innovative projects. Dmitry Ufaev, the head of Bitfury Russia, commented that the partnership would enable specialists to bring the project to market.
It was reported that the project would be backed by the Ministry of Digital Development, Communication and Mass Media in Russia. A ministry official made a statement noting that the pilot program met the aspirations of public institutions and large corporations that need modernization.
Cryptocurrency and blockchain education
Academic institutions acknowledge that digital currency will play a major role in economies in the future. With this in mind, major academic institutions across the globe have started offering crypto-related courses. Reports from a recent Coinbase study noted that close to half of the world’s top 50 universities offer at least a class on cryptocurrencies and blockchain.
The number of institutions offering blockchain courses has been growing over the years. Tokyo University joins the list of institutions that offer cryptocurrency and blockchain related courses. Earlier this week, the University introduced a course in blockchain technology. This was after various companies made a donation of $800,000 to support the program.
The University of Gibraltar also established an advisory group in October 2018. The group was established to focus on developing blockchain-related educational courses. The group ‘New Technologies in Education’ is a joint initiative between the government, the university, and leading technology firms in the country.