Best Universities for Blockchain 2022: Imperial College London

Four student blockchain clubs attest to high demand at the No. 23 school. This story is part of CoinDesk's Education Week.

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With over 6,700 degrees awarded and 17,000 students, Imperial College London is a high-impact research university that focuses on science, engineering, medicine, and business, with growing resources in blockchain.

This piece is part of CoinDesk's Education Week

2022 Rank
(+/- 2021)
University Name
23 (up 17)
Imperial College London

Given its strength in research, Imperial College London unsurprisingly contributes and develops a lot to the blockchain industry from the Center for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering, and Center for Financial Technology. To promote education, discussion, and research, Imperial hosts MARBLE, and international conference on mathematical research for blockchain economy and the Cryptocurrency Conference.

Imperial also coordinates smaller events and talks such as "DeFi and the Metaverse: What does a decentralized future look like?" Students have formed the Fintech Club, Fintech Society, Blockchain club, and the Blockchain and Crypto-technologies Society. Inside the classroom, Imperial offers a master of science in financial technology from its business school.

Imperial's executive education program offers two certificates, one on Financial Technology: Cryptocurrency, Machine Learning & Digital Banking and the other focused on Digital Transformations.


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Cathy Choo

Cathy Choo is on track to graduate from Yale-NUS College in 2024 with a major in mathematics.

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