Education Is the Backbone of InnovationAs has been the case with other groundbreaking technologies, academia unlocks blockchain’s real power through curriculum, research, technical innovation and knowledge sharing. The University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) supports universities around the world to advance blockchain education and real-world solutions in digital payments and beyond. Partnering with over 35 leading global universities, the program provides students and faculty with strategic guidance, technical resources and financial support.
Universities across 15 countries
Academic blockchain research projects
New or expanded fintech courses
Real Impact Through UBRI Partnerships
The University of Zurich’s Fintech Innovation Lab is launching The Center for Sustainable Digital Finance—the world’s first interdisciplinary Research Center in this field.
ETH Zurich is researching information security and cryptography, as well as new concepts and systems for payments.
The Cybersecurity Research Lab at Ryerson University in Canada is building Mosaïque, a system using data-driven distributed logic for decentralized networks.
Building Tomorrow’s Diverse Fintech WorkforceRipple is committed to engaging more students with diverse backgrounds and experiences in blockchain and fintech, making it more likely that they can become part of the fintech workforce of the future and ensure that solutions in blockchain, distributed computing and digital finance serve everyone.
The Center for the Study of Blockchain plays an important role in providing opportunities to the faculty and students at Morgan and at other HBCUs to push the boundaries in this exciting new space.
Ali Emdad, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Professor of Information Science for the Graves School, Morgan State
We’ve got people from the business school, policy school and engineering school all engaged in different projects related to UBRI. It’s important from the standpoint of both education and real world problem-solving, to have those different lenses come to bear on hard problems.
Adrienne Harris, Professor of Practice at University of Michigan
As we prepare to embark on a new journey, UBRI’s support will be important to unlock the power and potential for financial technology in Switzerland and beyond.
Srdjan Čapkun, Professor for Systems Security at ETH Zurich
We want to ensure students have the adequate mix of skills for a world where data and transactions take place on distributed ledgers, and Ripple’s UBRI will help us to prepare our students for the financial service’s digital future.
Gustavo Salaiz, Fintech Professor at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México