Online investment platform Invezz.com, which specialises in the investment of cryptocurrencies, has named the University of Malta as one of the best universities in Europe to study blockchain.
The portal cites the fast progression and high compensation offered through a career in blockchain as the reason why it is a great choice right now, especially in view of how the demand for blockchain expertise far outstrips the supply, and says that universities across Europe are stepping up to the plate by offering dynamic degrees.
Rankings are based on scope, prestige, research published and the quality of communication.
The University of Malta features towards the middle of the list, thanks to the Masters in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies, offered in English for 1 year on full-time, and 2 years on part-time basis.
Asked to comment about this achievement, the Director of the Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies at the University of Malta, Dr Joshua Ellul, told Newspoint:
“Being listed as a top University to study Blockchain is a testament to the quality and hard work we have been undertaking. It is also encouraging to see an ever-growing international cohort of students joining our programmes.
The success of such a programme is dependent not only upon having quality lecturers, but also having lecturers that are working on pushing the state-of-the-art and proposing advancements in the sector, as well as exposing students to industry players to pave the way for potential future directions.
I often receive positive feedback from students regarding the multidisciplinary nature of the Masters in Blockchain and DLT which allows students to both specialise within their discipline (either Computer Science/IT, Law, or Business and Finance) whilst also to become literate in the other focal disciplines. The Blockchain and Crypto sector are really speeding up the merging of Technology, Law, and Business and Finance, and the Centre for DLT at the University of Malta will strive to continue providing an academic programme that aims to equip students for this exciting new decentralised future.”
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