Best Universities for Blockchain 2022: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Building a campus in the metaverse is one way our No. 38-ranked school teaches blockchain. This story is part of CoinDesk's Education Week.

AccessTimeIconSep 26, 2022 at 11:37 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 29, 2022 at 6:13 p.m. UTC
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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is riding the digital wave by offering blockchain-related classes and building a campus in the metaverse.

This piece is part of CoinDesk's Education Week

2022 Rank
(+/- 2021)
University Name
Total
Score
Courses
Region
Regional
Rank
38 (down 14)
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
47.19
17
Asia and Pacific
17

In July, HKUST announced a plan to build the world's first twin physical-virtual campuses in the metaverse, which will ease access to resources for all their students, who are split between the main physical campus in Hong Kong and another physical campus in Guangzhou, a metropolitan city in mainland China. The metaverse will also allow the university to give blockchain-secured diplomas or transcripts in the forms of non-fungible tokens (NFT) and create content, including avatars and tokens, in its virtual ecosystem.

Students can take 17 blockchain-related classes, including three courses in computer science and engineering. HKUST has the most blockchain-related classes in mainland China and Hong Kong.

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Xinyi Luo

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