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PolyU ranked No. 1 in the “Best Universities for Blockchain 2022” list by CoinDesk

29 Sep 2022

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PolyU ranked No. 1 in the “Best Universities for Blockchain 2022” list by CoinDesk
CoinDesk, a crypto asset and blockchain technology information platform, has announced the latest “Best Universities for Blockchain 2022” rankings. PolyU stands out among 240 universities and is ranked No. 1 in the world, leaping five places from last year!

Similar to previous years, the third year of the CoinDesk Blockchain University Rankings aims to recognise the role that academic research has played in the development of blockchain technology as well as quantify the impact of individual schools. The selection was based upon four primary categories: an institution’s strength in research and academic contributions to advancing the field, the existing blockchain offerings on campus, employment and industry outcomes, and overall academic reputation. 240 individual schools were examined this year, from which 50 universities with the biggest impact on blockchain were selected. PolyU topped the list.

PolyU is a leader in blockchain technology education and research in Hong Kong. The University introduced Hong Kong’s first Master of Science in Blockchain Technology programme this year. The University has also opened doctoral programmes relating to financial technology, as well as bachelor’s degree programmes relating to FinTech and Artificial Intelligence (AI), covering areas of study in AI, machine learning, cryptocurrency, crowdfunding and e-finance, big data, and other related areas. On the research front, PolyU has established the Research Centre for Blockchain Technology, the first research centre in Hong Kong whose research covers full-stack blockchain technology. The Centre draws expertise from various fields including computer science, finance, logistics and maritime studies, and industrial and systems engineering to carry out cross-disciplinary research in blockchain.

PolyU scholars also shine in blockchain-related research. According to CoinDesk, the number of blockchain research papers published by PolyU scholars, as well as the number of citations for their research, surpassed other universities listed in the rankings. Outside the classroom, PolyU faculty members also play important roles in international institutions and forums relating to computing, communication security and blockchain.

The outstanding ranking of PolyU in the "Best Universities for Blockchain 2022" list is a testimony of the University’s contributions to the development of blockchain technology. PolyU will continue its efforts in blockchain technology research and nurture next-generation professionals for the industry in order to benefit society.

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