New Blockchain Education Program Will Launch from IBM-Nornickel Partnership


  • MIPT will soon offer blockchain technology programs to earn master’s and postgraduate degrees.
  • Blockchain educational programs are increasingly been offered throughout the world to meet new job requirements.

The world of tomorrow is going to require more developers over time, and it looks like some platforms are trying to make sure that happens. IBM, the globally known tech giant, decided to partner with the Nornickel Russian metal producer, to create an educational program about blockchain technology.

Blockchain Courses to Be Offered Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Nornickel is presently the leading producer of nickel and palladium in the world, and the new agreement between the two companies will involve developing and offering blockchain-focused educational programs at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). The program, which will be setup in a local study and training center, will be meant for the creation of digital tech that will impact the mining and metals industry.

This agreement, which was reportedly signed on June 6, 2019, was settled at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, and signed by Sergey Batehin (Nornickel), Iris Dzeba (IBM), and Nikolay Kudryavtsev (MIPT). With this educational center, the main challenges that arise are the training of students, along with the research and development of digital ecosystems, specifically with blockchain technology and Internet of Things (IoT).

Dublin, Malta Introduce Blockchain-focused Educational Initiatives

According to the reports from TASS, the university plans to have programs for individuals to get master’s and postgraduate degrees. In Fall 2019, the first batch of students will be entered into the master’s program for blockchain technology. The first implementation of a blockchain technology master’s program for Dublin City University was just launched as well, thanks to a partnership with a tech firm named Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet.

In May, blockchain scholarships were awarded to 19 students in Malta, worth around $179,000. These scholarships are meant to be put towards a master’s degree for blockchain technology and other distributed ledger tech.

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