Two more universities get into blockchain education with specialized online courses

TNW | May 31, 2019

Earlier this week, Ireland‘s Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation Heather Humphreys launched the country’s first Master’s in blockchain technology. While on the other side of the Atlantic, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania introduced a new course on all things fintech.Ireland‘s new blockchain Master’s was developed in collaboration with Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet, a government funded ICT training organization, and Dublin City University. The course is targeted primarily at IT professionals looking to build their blockchain dev skills.The “MSc in Blockchain” aims to close the skills gap that ICT Skillnet claims is currently preventing adoption of the technology, and to help Ireland become one of the world’s leading developers of blockchain related technology, according to the prospectus .Although it’s an online course, only residents of the Republic of Ireland can apply, though.The University of Pennsylvania‘s business school, The Wharton School is – as you might expect – taking a more business-oriented approach. Its new “Fintech: Foundations and Applications of Financial Technologies” course has been launched in response to the world’s “rapidly changing business landscape,” an announcement reads.

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