Best Universities for Blockchain 2022: Nanyang Technological University

One of the youngest institutions on the list is on a fast trajectory to the No. 10 ranking. This story is part of CoinDesk's Education Week.

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One of the top public universities in Singapore, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is only slightly over 40 years old but has already attained 12th place on the 2022 QS World University Rankings. In addition to a joint medical school with Imperial College London, NTU also has joint labs on campus with multinational companies including Alibaba and BMW. As such, NTU is a leading research institution in the fields of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and financial technology.

This piece is part of CoinDesk's Education Week

2022 Rank
(+/- 2021)
University Name
10 (up 1)
Nanyang Technological University
Asia and Pacific

The Algorand Foundation partnered with NTU to launch The Algorand Center of Excellence at Nanyang Technological University. Scholarship at NTU is prolific and influential. From 2019 to 2022, NTU produced 191 blockchain research papers of which 89 had an NTU scholar as first author credited. These papers have been cited a whopping 3,666 times.

NTU has four courses, mostly in computer science and engineering, but no degrees, minors or certificates in blockchain or related subjects. The students have formed multiple clubs, such as Blockchain at NTU and the NTU Fintech Club, to engage and learn about these topics outside of the classroom. Recent events have explored “Green and Sustainable Finance: Investments, Banking and FinTech” and “Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: How Will the Pandemic Affect Development and Progress?”


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Cathy Choo

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