Offering an education that focuses on technology and natural sciences, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) trains 75% of the nation’s master’s candidates in technology. The research institution had a 2021 budget of 10 billion Norwegian krone (nearly US$1 billion), one-quarter of which is externally funded, and offers 339 study programs.
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NTNU has a sweeping Digital Transformation Initiative with a goal “to pursue research on the development and application of digital, transformative technology.” The initiative includes nine projects and 48 Ph.D. candidates. One of the projects is Trust and Transparency in Digital Society Through Blockchain Technology, involving the contributions of 12 multidisciplinary professors and nine PhD candidates. Noting “blockchains are only relevant when they relate to mistrusting entities in a social context and serve a real application,” the researchers aim to learn more about the technology, societal impact and application of blockchain technology.
In the classroom, NTNU offers 10 or so courses on blockchain including Mobile, Distributed and Decentralized Technology; Specialization in Decentralized Technologies; and Fintech, Enabling Technologies and Change.
Scholars at NTNU have written 106 blockchain papers, four of which are highly cited and 63 of which are open access.
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