Huobi University, the research and education arm of cryptocurrency exchange Huobi, announced its collaboration with the University of Gibraltar on various blockchain initiatives.
On Sept. 5, Houbi Group, the parent company of both Huobi University and Huobi exchange, announced what the firm describes as its “first formal collaboration with a Western university.”
As CryptoNewspeople reported in October 2018, the Government of Gibraltar in collaboration with the University of Gibraltar have created an advisory group focused on the development of blockchain-related educational courses.
An official partnership
Per the release, Gibraltar’s Minister for Commerce Albert Isola signed a memorandum of understanding on behalf of the university, formally launching the collaboration. President of Huobi University Jianing Yu — who also signed the document — commented on the development:
“We are very excited at the prospect of future collaborations between Huobi University and the University of Gibraltar, particularly as a means of accelerating the establishment of high quality blockchain-focused educational initiatives. […] Both parties share an ambition to promote high level academic research around the burgeoning DLT landscape, and I look forward to seeing this vision take shape.”
Sharing the innovations
Yu also explained that he is looking forward to the initiative resulting in the mutual sharing of blockchain progress between China and the West. The press release also states that such collaborations could potentially include various academic programs, research projects, and short courses.
Examples of subjects cited by Yu include distributed business models, digital asset investment and wealth management, blockchain interfacing with 5G and Internet of Things, and blockchain application in different fields. Lastly, the company notes that in the future it plans to launch a series of English-oriented courses for entrepreneurs and investors around the world.
As CryptoNewspeople reported on Aug. 28, a new research conducted by major cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase shows that 56% of the top 50 universities in the world offer one or more classes on cryptocurrency or blockchain tech.