Cornell University still remains a leader in crypto education since twice as many students report having to take a crypto course more than they did in the previous years, as we are reading in the latest cryptocurrency news today.
According to research that included more than 735 US students aged 16 and older, there was a comprehensive course at 50 international universities, analysis and research citations and non-coursework offerings but professors and student interviews as well. Cornell University is still the leader in crypto education as per this latest researches.
A few years ago, the undergrad Joseph Ferrera wanted to learn more about blockchain technology and cryptocurrency which was dominating the news since Bitcoin was in the headlines every day. A few classes existed at that time as a part of the crypto education courses so he formed a club for interested students called Cornell Blockchain. The club filled a room with 120 students and most of them were not even involved in computer science and the rest joined from other campuses as well. The computer science professor Dawn Song from the University of California Berkeley commented:
“The blockchain domain’s interdisciplinary nature makes it very different from any traditional field.’’
There was a lot of interest from the business schools to learn blockchain but also from the medical schools, management schools, and even the agricultural school according to Ferrera. He graduated from Cornell School of Hotel Administration and is now working as the business manager of Ava Labs which is a startup that works on decentralized, blockchain-payment network technology:
”We’ve had so many professors reach out to to learn more about blockchain and see how it applies to their field.’’
The classes only a small chunk of the story of the university’s commitement to blockchain technology so this year there were other analyses made regarding the student-run crypto clubs and other schools that leverage data from google scholar attributions. Among the students, there is distrust in the current financial system as well which is feeding the curiosity around crypto and it cuts across the disciplines. More than two-thirds of the students describe the current financial systems as unstable and inefficient.
More than 34 percent of students surveyed expressed interest in taking the course on crypto or blockchain compared to about 28 percent back in 2019. There are twice as many people that took a class on the topic compared to the number reported from 2018.
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