Best Universities for Blockchain 2022: University of Oxford

The oldest university in the English-speaking world lands at the No. 26 spot on the strength of its research. This story is part of CoinDesk's Education Week.

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The oldest university in the English-speaking world and the second-oldest university worldwide holds the No. 2 spot in the QS World University Rankings in 2022. Without any blockchain courses, however, the University of Oxford lands at the No. 26 spot on the strength of its research in blockchain, financial technology, and cryptocurrency.

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2022 Rank
(+/- 2021)
University Name
26 (down 11)
University of Oxford

Oxford students are engaged in blockchain, forming the Oxford Blockchain Society, Oxford Said Blockchain Club (at the Said School of Business), and Oxford Fintech and Legal Society.

The Oxford Future of Finance and Technology Initiative is a collaboration between the Said School of Business and industry that has a research interest in female founders and fintech. Scholars have published 79 blockchain research papers from 2019 to 2022, with 943 citations.

The University of Oxford offers four certificates in Blockchain Strategy, Blockchain for Managers, Blockchain Software Engineering, and Fintech.


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