- Earlier this year, the University of British Columbia issued a press release on its website, announcing the launch of its blockchain-based graduate training program.
- Additionally, back in 2013, Cyprus-based University of Nicosia became the first mainstream educational institution in the world to allow its students to pay their tuition fees in Bitcoin.
As per an all new statement released by the folks over at Curtin University — Western Australia’s largest educational institution with over 55k enrolled students — the centre for higher learning is all set to launch a crypto PhD Scholarship Fund that will be driven entirely by BTC and ETH donations.
In regards to the matter, it is being said the aforementioned scholarship fund will enable companies and individuals to sponsor PhD students to study niche’ tech domains such as blockchain, cybersecurity in a more in-depth fashion. Not only that, a representative for Curtin also pointed out that by funding the above stated study program (via Bitcoin and Ethereum), the crypto industry as a whole will be greatly benefited.
In a recent interview with Garry Allison — Curtin’s Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor — he pointed out that this latest development provides crypto investors with a new opportunity to “foster a new generation of PhD graduates” who will help this field evolve in a more uniform and sustainable manner. On the issue, he was quoted as saying:
“By establishing the Cryptocurrency PhD Scholarship Fund, Curtin will provide the opportunity for entrepreneurs who have realised significant benefits from cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum to give something back to these communities,”
The newly created fund will allow wealthy crypto investors to donate and help facilitate the faster adoption of Bitcoin and blockchain technology all over the globe.
According to Curtin university’s above linked statement, the most generous donors will be given the option to choose the field of speciality that they are looking to sponsor.