The University of Edinburgh is the sixth-oldest university in the English-speaking world. But it is responding quickly to the emergence of blockchain technology by offering multiple graduate degree programs and other research opportunities.
This piece is part of CoinDesk's Education Week
41 (down 9)
University of Edinburgh
Read the Full List: Best Universities for Blockchain 2022
With just five blockchain courses, the University of Edinburgh offers a master's in finance, technology and policy; a masters' in advanced technology for financial computing, and a Ph.D. in fintech.
But the university created ample opportunity for research with the launch of the Blockchain Technology Laboratory in 2016 in partnership with R&D technology company IOHK. The lab is led by Aggelos Kiayias, chair of cybersecurity and privacy at the University of Edinburgh and chief scientist at IOHK with the goal of studying all aspects of distributed ledger technology. More research takes place within a group called A Token Gesture, in which students and faculty work to develop advancements in the field.
The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.