Ripple seeks to promote young talent in the field of the Blocckhain industry through targeted financial support in education and the private sector. Launched last year, the initiative aims to bring the next generation of talent to education.
The American startup Ripple has already attracted numerous elite educational institutions in 2018 with its global Universitiy Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI). The program welcomes a total of 11 new members, as the company announced on its site. As a result, the initiative now has 29 members actively participating in continuing education.
The newly collapsed universities are the following:
- Carnegie Mellon, Cornell,
- Duke and the University of Michigan in the United States
- The National University of Singapore,
- the Institute for Fintech Research at Tsinghua University in China
- and the University of São Paulo in Brazil.
Ripple is thus trying to train and develop new executives for their own company, especially in the long term.
Ecosystem and support the industry leaders of tomorrow! https://t.co/QR9TsWhIdj
– Ripple (@Ripple) February 7, 2019
The official goal, however, is (freely translated):
Support and accelerate academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments.
At the University of São Paulo, UBRI funds an interdisciplinary blockchain program for students in mathematics, business, law, engineering and business administration. Ripple wants the program to continue growing at the same rate (freely translated):
In less than a year, our first UBRI partners have started launching new research projects, events, courses and more. Extending the ecosystem to a more global, diversified network of UBRI partners will now enrich these projects.
Ripple is by no means the only company involved in academic research. Stanford's Blockchain Research Center receives funds from, among others, Polychain Capital and the Swiss-based Ethereum Foundation.
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