Best Universities for Blockchain 2022: Boston University

A blockchain project to support African farmers is one of the highlights of the blockchain research projects at the No. 49-ranked school. This story is part of CoinDesk's Education Week.

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Students have ample opportunity to study and learn blockchain, formally and informally, at Boston University, a new entrant to the university rankings, at No. 49.

This piece is part of CoinDesk's Education Week

2022 Ranking
(+/- 2021)
University Name
49 (NEW)
Boston University
North America

The private research university in the heart of the Massachusetts capital offers 12 blockchain-related courses, including Blockchain and Social Impact and Crypto for Data Science. At the graduate level, there is a master of science in mathematical finance and financial technology, and a master of science in computer science with a specialization in cybersecurity. The university also offers two graduate certificate programs in financial technology and advanced financial technology.

Student interest in blockchain is keen enough to have launched three student clubs, including the Cryptocurrency Club, Fintech Club and the BU Bitcoin Club.

The university also supports the Digital Business Institute at the Questrom School for Business, with pursuing research in digital supply chains and operations as well as fintech.

This year, Jonathan Greenacre, assistant professor of international relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, became project lead on a new partnership between Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center (GDP Center) and its Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering, the agricultural tech company Hello Tractor, as well as the funding partner Algorand Foundation, to use blockchain technology to develop an application to unlock access and support farmers in Africa.


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Cathy Choo

Cathy Choo is on track to graduate from Yale-NUS College in 2024 with a major in mathematics.