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56 pct of top 50 universities offering blockchain or crypto course: Coinbase Report

Thu, 29 Aug 2019, 09:15 am UTC

Leading universities and colleges around the world are increasingly offering cryptocurrency and blockchain courses to meet the growing demand from students to learn about this emerging new asset class and innovative technology, Coinbase said in a new report.

Coinbase has published its 2nd Annual Report on Higher Education. It reviewed the course catalogs of the Top 50 global universities as ranked by US News and World Report. The study focused on classes available to undergraduate and graduate-level students in 2019 for which information was available online.

According to the report, 56 percent of the world's top 50 universities are offering at least one course on crypto or blockchain, compared to 42 percent in 2018. Cornell University topped the Coinbase 2019 Leaders in Crypto Education list, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the New York University.

Interestingly, around 70 percent of these courses are in departments outside of computer science, including law, the humanities, and economics. That said, computer science classes are still dominant and account for 32.2 percent, while finance, business, and economics classes collectively account for 19.8 percent, and law-school classes add another 10.7 percent.

Moreover, Coinbase also partnered with Qriously to survey 735 U.S. students ages 16 and older. The survey results showed that the number of students taking a crypto or blockchain course has doubled from 9 percent in 2019 to 18 percent this year. 34 percent of students surveyed expressed interest in taking a course on crypto or blockchain, compared to just 28 percent in 2018.

"The increasing interest in studying crypto at colleges and universities speaks volumes about the future of money," said Nina Willdorf, Director of Content and Editorial for Coinbase. "As students from a wider and wider cross-section of majors express interest in learning about the burgeoning field of cryptocurrency, some of the world's best universities are exploring how they can meet surging demand to sate curiosity about the technology and set their graduates up for success."

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