Best Universities for Blockchain 2022: University of Southern California

The oldest private research university in the Golden State leverages industry partnerships to land at the No. 43 spot. This story is part of CoinDesk's Education Week.

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Updated Sep 19, 2023 at 4:04 p.m. UTC
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In addition to being the only university worldwide to have a gold medal-winning athlete in every Summer Olympics since 1912, the University of Southern California (USC) is the oldest private research university in California. USC has established a name for itself as a university with many resources in research, extracurriculars, sports and education for its students, including in the field of blockchain. For example, USC has hosted over 10 conferences, summits and initiatives, such as the Blockchain Hackathon, Building the Blockchain Future Conference, and the Annual USC Fintech Summit.

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2022 Rank
(+/- 2021)
University Name
43 (down 5)
University of Southern California
North America

Beyond these large-scale events, students can also learn about blockchain in the Blockchain@USC club and the more than 10 courses offered rom computing to law, such as Foundations of Secure and Private Computing, Legal Technology, and Blockchain: Crypto, Web3, and the Future of Business and Finance.

USC also partners with many industry names, such as Helix Foundation, Sovereign Wallet Network and Chevron, among others.


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Cathy Choo

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