Ripple Teams up with Major Chinese University to Launch Blockchain Research Scholarship Program

According to a press release published by the Institute for Fintech Research, Tsinghua University (THUIFR), Ripple has partnered with the Beijing-based academic institution to launch a blockchain technology research scholarship.

This program aims to recruit top graduate students in China to analyze regulatory and industrial developments in the international blockchain landscape. In addition to gaining advanced insight into the blockchain industry, successful applicants will be eligible to attend corporate visits and events.

Blockchain payments company Ripple is supporting accelerated blockchain research and technical innovation at numerous universities worldwide via its University Blockchain Research Initiative. Committing more than $50 million in funding to the cause, Ripple has already partnered with 17 prestigious universities including MIT, Princeton, University of Waterloo, and Stanford University.

Reinforcing his positive outlook on THUIFR’s willingness to engage China’s most promising students in the betterment of the blockchain industry, Eric van Miltenburg, Senior Vice President of Global Operations at Ripple, said:

“The program’s goal - to provide students with opportunities in blockchain research - closely aligns with that of Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative; we’re thrilled to support THUIFR in this endeavor and look forward to its launch.”

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Thursday, January 24, 2019


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