One of the biggest names in the crypto space is Ripple. The firm is well-known for making new connections and partnerships almost on a weekly basis and now they are going to be teaming up with the Institute for Fintech Research, Tsinghua University (THUIFR) in order to launch a new Blockchain Technology Research Scholarship Program (BRSP).
The Main Focus
The THUIFR was established by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, PBC School of Finance, School of Software and Law School at Tsinghua University in 2017.
THUIFR is committed to providing practical guidance and first-class research to the fintech industry in China.
As reported by blokt, the scholarship program on blockchain research will be focusing on the development of blockchain technology as well as global regulatory policies.
For those lucky students inducted into the program, they will be working on leading-edge research on worldwide policies and regulations in relation to blockchain technology. In addition to this, they will also get an opportunity to participate in multiple different events and corporate visits. The scholarship will only be available for top graduate students in China this year.
The Director of International Cooperation and Development, Ivy Gao spoke on the subject saying:
“BRSP aims to help students have a comprehensive view of the latest international regulations on blockchain technology, and most importantly, I believe, this program would greatly help with their future research or career in the field of blockchain technology.”
There are several prestigious universities that Ripple are working with from across the globe through its University Blockchain Research Initiative. With this in mind, the San Francisco crypto firm is looking to boost the support of innovation, technical developments and academic research in blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payment sectors.
One Ripple employee, Emi Yoshikawa, shared the news about the THUIFR partnership through her Twitter profile. She said that Ripple will provide help for developing the next generation of blockchain talent in China. You can see the tweet below:
Eric van Miltenburg is the firms SVP of Global Operations. He says that Ripple is impressed with the Tsinghua Universities innovation approach to engage the youth leaders of the in the DLT space. Miltenburg continued saying, “The program’s goal – to provide students with opportunities in blockchain research – closely aligns with that of Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative; we’re thrilled to support THUIFR in this endeavor and look forward to its launch.”