Best Universities for Blockchain 2022: University of Edinburgh

Three graduate degree programs including for a PhD help this 439-year-old school land on our list at No. 41. This story is part of CoinDesk's Education Week.

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Jeanhee Kim is senior editor for lists, rankings and special projects.

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

2022 Rankings
(+/- 2021)
University Name
Total
Score
Courses
Region
Regional
Rank
41 (down 9)
University of Edinburgh
46.28
5
Europe
10

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.



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