Best Universities for Blockchain 2022: Sun Yat-sen University

Collaborations with prominent industry players such as Tencent and Alibaba put this Guangzhou university at No. 16. This story is part of CoinDesk's Education Week.

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Updated Sep 29, 2022 at 2:44 p.m. UTC
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Located in the bustling business corridor of Guangzhou, No. 16-ranked Sun Yat-sen University works with industrial partners on commercial projects and with local government to further enterprise.

This piece is part of CoinDesk's Education Week

2022 Rank
(+/- 2021)
University Name
16 (up 11)
Sun Yat-sen University
Asia and Pacific

The university’s blockchain-related research center InPlus Lab, led by the deputy chair of the School of Software Engineering Zibin Zheng, operates XBlock, a platform that collects public blockchain data. The university also has 109 first-author papers from 2019 to 2022 on blockchain topics, which is the most in mainland China, and tied with the No. 12-ranked Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Sun Yat-sen University has worked closely with prominent enterprises such as tech giants Tencent, Alibaba Group and Huawei. For Ant Group, an affiliate company of the Chinese conglomerate Alibaba Group, the research team worked to improve blockchain transaction processing speed on AntChain, the company’s blockchain. The university is also working on blockchain development described in the master plan of the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Greater Bay Area.


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Xinyi Luo

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