Among the most selective universities in China, Fudan University, has opened a blockchain research center, according to an announcement printed on Feb. 15.
The center will purportedly carry out fundamental research on blockchain technologies, establish its application, as well as provide associated talent training. The establishment of the Shanghai Blockchain Engineering Technology Research Center will likewise promote the development and growth of the blockchain industry in Shanghai and supposedly facilitate the development of the Shanghai economy.
Other Chinese universities have also incorporated blockchain into their scholarship programs. Back in January, in cooperation with blockchain payments company Ripple, the Institute for Fintech Research at Beijing's Tsinghua University (THUIFR) declared that the Blockchain Technology Research Scholarship Program (BRSP). The program allegedly plans to bring together the best graduate students at China from 2019 to examine international blockchain regulations and business development.
Earlier this month, the Chinese Institute for Fintech Research in Tsinghua University joined Ripple's global University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) -- which was originally established in June 2018 -- that supports academic research, technical development and innovation at blockchain, cryptocurrencies and electronic payments.