The University of British Columbia announced the launch of blockchain training courses for the students of graduate studies.
Aims of the courseThis initiative aims to help students in acquiring knowledge in the field. In addition, it can assist the whole country in the development of the blockchain industry, which becomes more popular nowadays, and continue the research on this technology. The course itself is to address four specific areas of life: health, environment protection, technology and issues of indigenous people. The university hopes that in 6 years 139 students will participate in the course. Graduates of this course will have the skills and tools required to implement blockchain solutions, as well as knowledge on determining the demand for technology.
We are proud of being able to be part of this joint venture, which is the first of its kind in Canada. We offer an interdisciplinary blockchain course for students who will become the next generation of innovators. This cooperation will allow us to develop knowledge and increase the number of experts among scientists. In terms of health care, blockchain can gain considerable value.- said Uli Brödl, vice-president of the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, which is one of the leading partners in the project.