Best Universities for Blockchain 2022: University of Tokyo

With a $2 billion annual budget, the only Japanese school supports blockchain research and industry partnership to land the No. 40 spot. This story is part of CoinDesk's Education Week.

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Founded in 1877 with an annual budget of 277,832 million yen (approximately US$2 billion), the University of Tokyo offers comprehensive resources for their students to engage in their interests, whether that be inside or outside the classroom.

This piece is part of CoinDesk's Education Week

2022 Rank
(+/- 2021)
University Name
40 (NEW)
University of Tokyo
Asia and Pacific

Two blockchain research centers support much of the 51 blockchain research papers produced by scholars of the University of Tokyo from 2019 to 2022. Crypto Math Crest is a research project that aims to develop technologies that help Japan reach its governmental strategic objectives in terms of scientific and technological innovation. The other is the Center for Advanced Research in Finance, which has a mission to develop an international hub for financial research and education in Asia.

The University of Tokyo is a member of Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative. The university's other industry partner is Kansai Electric Power Co., which it collaborated with in 2018 on a study on blockchain use in distributed electric supply.

University of Tokyo offers 20 blockchain and related courses, including Fintech-driven Innovations in Finance, Financial Law, and Empirical Finance.


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