Huobi University and the University of Gibraltar have announced plans to collaborate on a range of blockchain research and educational initiatives.
This marks Huobi University’s first formal partnership with a Western university – the University of Gibraltar. The university is the centre of research and education for China-based blockchain and cryptocurrency giant Huobi.
Huobi is not a formal university, but its goal is to cultivate top entrepreneurs and investors in the blockchain field.
Huobi University has hosted courses in China, Japan, and the US, and has trained over 1,000 entrepreneurs, business people and blockchain industry elites.
It also have collaborated with Xiamen University, Xi’an University of Electronic Science and Technology.
Huobi and Gibraltar blockchain partnership will accelerate focused education initiatives
Albert Isola MP, Gibraltar’s Minister for Commerce, formally signed a memorandum of understanding on behalf of the University of Gibraltar with Jianing Yu, President of Huobi University during a recent trip to Beijing.
Yu said: “From our perspective, the most exciting potential outgrowth of this lays in creating a gateway to share China’s cutting-edge blockchain practices and theories with the rest of the world and, at the same time, bringing cutting edge theories and practices from the West and elsewhere to China.”
Isola added: “We are excited at the prospect of future collaborations between Huobi University and the University of Gibraltar on blockchain research, particularly as a means of accelerating the establishment of high quality blockchain-focused educational initiatives.
“Both parties share an ambition to promote high level academic research around the burgeoning DLT landscape, and I look forward to seeing this vision take shape.”
The collaboration between the two institutes could take the form of academic programmes, research projects and short courses.
These short courses could include subjects like distributed business models, digital asset investment and wealth management, interfacing blockchain with 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and applying blockchain to a wide range of established industries and applications.
In addition to these, both parties will, in the future, launch a series of English-oriented courses for entrepreneurs and investors around the world.
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