Public university basque offers master of Technology Blockchain and Criptoeconomía | Breaking News

Key facts:

The participants of the postgraduate will be able to specialize in areas related to blockchain.

The postgraduate course will start next October and will have a duration of 1 year.

The University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) announced on June 9, the opening of a master’s degree in Technology Blockchain and Criptoeconomía.

The graduate program has a one-year duration and will be conducted in person Monday to Friday between 15:00 and 19:00 hours in the Faculty of Science and Technology of the university, from the next month of October up to September 2021.

The participants will gain, at the end of the graduate degree, 60 college credits backed by the European Union (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). The course will be held in Spanish language and is primarily aimed at professionals, graduates in mathematics, physics, engineering, economics, and similar areas.

Among the reasons for which it should pursue this graduate degree, according to the arguments of the university, is the growth that has taken the industry to solutions based on blockchain in recent years, as well as “opportunities for business and work”, as can be read on the information sheet of the graduate.

The Technology Blockchain is one of the technologies that more attention hogging today, proof of this is that the labour market increasingly demands more experts in this technology. The implementation of technologies Blockchain in industrial processes, financial, human resources, legal, etc offers today great advantages. For that reason, there is a growing demand for professionals trained to respond to this need for technological innovation.


Blockchain is requested

This premise of the UPV/EUH can be supported in a study conducted by the firm Ametic, reported by Breaking News last may, which estimated that at least 100 million dollars will be invested in the industry blockchain Spanish in 2020.

The UPV/EHU said that the number of job offers demanding professionals with knowledge and skills in blockchain has tripled in recent times.

Based on the foregoing, notes that “the participant of the master you will get skills multidisciplinary: the basics of blockchain, programming environments, blockchain and the financial aspects, and legal”. The contents of the master, they say, will be focused on Bitcoin, cryptography, game theory, monetary policies, applications, non-monetary blockchain, programming, and quantum computing. Is presented as well as a course in which address various areas related to technology.

In charge of teaching the course are professionals from companies such as Kutxabank, the banking entity with headquarters in Bilbao, Tecnalia, corporation for the promotion of technological development, and DigiPen, university of computer programming with a focus on video games. In addition, participating lecturers of the UPV/EHU and developers of Bitcoin Core, whose names have not been disclosed. For its part, Kutxabank, will fund a scholarship to help with the cost of tuition to one lucky student of the course.

Certainly, the interest in studying everything related to blockchain, Bitcoin and the cryptocurrencies has increased in recent years. A study reported Breaking News last year revealed that the interest doubled between 2018 and 2019. Currently, due to the confinement by the many countries experiencing the pandemic of coronavirus, has enabled many specialized courses in the area.

Progress of blockchain in Spain

In the same way that the Spanish universities have activities and academic programs to teach about blockchain, they are also analyzing the impact of this technology on their internal activities.

The Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE) recently published a report titled “Blockchain at the University”, in which is presented the experience with the string of blocks of 8 houses study Spanish; and included the experience of a university of Colombia. There were evaluated also the potential of blockchain to improve the operations of these institutions, and it was suggested to integrate it with other technologies such as Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence.

The study assesses other business initiatives, as Alastria, and advocates for the standardization of the industry, mentioning the services of the infrastructure EUROPEANBLOCKCHAIN. This widespread interest in the implementation of blockchain in the academic field, is compounded by the conformation of the initiative BlockchainFUE, which brings together 11 companies and Spanish institutions with the intention of providing specialized services in the blockchain, as reported by Breaking News a week ago.

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