Stanford University is considered to have the highest number of cryptocurrency courses among top universities across the world.
According to a recent research conducted by the Californian cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase in collaboration with Qrious, it has been identified that Stanford University offers the highest number of cryptocurrency classes compared to top-ranking institutions around the world.
The research focuses on the proliferation of crypto-bases courses in higher education. Furthermore, it points out the vast portfolio of disciplines that discuss blockchain and crypto sectors:
“Just over 40% of the world’s top 50 universities offer at least one class on blockchain or crypto assets, according to the study, which focused on undergraduate-level courses planned for fall 2018 (or the most recent data available). Classes were offered by computer science professors, as well as by anthropology and finance departments.”
The number of crypto-powered courses is rising especially due to high demand on the market. San Francisco-based cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase mentioned in the blog post that in order to maintain this trend:
“Universities, in turn, are forming research centers and adding more crypto-related courses, in part to meet rising demand and also because they now see cryptocurrency as an area worthy of serious academic study.”
The second in rankings is Cornell University, based in Ithaca, New York (with 9 crypto and blockchain courses at top universities), while the third place is the University of Pennsylvania- with 6 courses.
“Cornell offers the highest number of classes when including cryptography, cryptocurrency, or blockchain. The 28 courses include “Anthropology of Money” and “Introduction to Blockchains, Cryptocurrencies, and Smart Contracts,” which covers the cryptocurrency bitcoin and “the technological landscape it has inspired and catalyzed,” according to the course description.”
Coinbase also reported that among U.S. college students, 9% enrolled in cryptocurrency courses, 18% hold crypto assets and 26% are interested in attending such courses.
Author: Adriana Midrigan