UCL has been heralded as a global leader in blockchain, securing the seventh rank worldwide and standing first in the UK in the latest CoinDesk University Rankings. This accolade distinguishes UCL Centre for Blockchain Technology (UCL BCT) as a formidable hub for blockchain education and research, eclipsing renowned institutions like Oxford and Cambridge. The ranking methodology encompassed a diverse array of metrics such as research influence, course offerings, industry collaborations, graduate employment, and reputation.
UCL’s comprehensive array of crypto-centric curricula and initiatives were pivotal in attaining this high rank, boasting multiple blockchain research centres, student clubs, and four master’s programmes, a feat unmatched by any of the other 240 universities assessed. UCL’s prolific research output was also recognised, having published 186 academic papers on blockchain between 2019-22, which garnered 1,984 high-level citations in the academic press.
Dr Paolo Tasca, Executive Director at UCL CBT, expressed elation over UCL’s sustained preeminence in the prestigious ranking, emphasizing their commitment to advancing the realms of blockchain and distributed ledger technology with passion and precision.
For an in-depth understanding of UCL’s blockchain master’s programmes and other offerings, please refer to the UCL website.
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