Best Universities for Blockchain 2022: Chinese University of Hong Kong

The No. 20-ranked school helped build a blockchain based Covid-19 digital passport. This story is part of CoinDesk's Education Week.

AccessTimeIconSep 26, 2022 at 11:28 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 29, 2022 at 6:12 p.m. UTC
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Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) leads the way in blockchain education through its comprehensive fintech degree programs.

This piece is part of CoinDesk's Education Week

2022 Rank
(+/- 2021)
University Name
Total Score
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Asia and Pacific

CUHK offers a bachelor of engineering in financial technology, and a master of science in financial technology through its Faculty of Engineering. The master's requires the Applied Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies course. For working professionals, CUHK also offers a Blockchain For Business Executives certificate through its executive education program. The aim of this program is to provide a "broad understanding of blockchain as a technology and also as a business transformation enabler."

In 2021, CUHK partnered with Ethereum developer ConsenSys to launch the Medoxie COVID-19 Digital Health Passport, using blockchain technology to record all COVID-19 related events, including test results, temperature checks and vaccinations in a decentralized, private, and secure manner.


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Xinyi Luo

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