University of Gibraltar, in partnership with Government of Gibraltar, announced the launch of a new advisory group to focus on creation of new technology related education courses, such as blockchain.
The new group will be called the New Technologies in Education (NTiE) group will be a joint initiative in collaboration with some leading new technology companies based in Gibraltar. The advisory group aims to address the demand for related skills as the sector is expanding.
A spokesperson said:
“The courses will equip individuals with knowledge of the workings and potential applications of blockchain technology. Significant input into course material will come from companies based in Gibraltar who are in the process of becoming regulated license holders of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC). The courses offered are expected to commence later in 2018.”
Gibraltar would be the first jurisdiction to introduce legislation around Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). This launch will build momentum as hub for new technologies.
Ms. Nandine Collad, Group Chair and Director of Professional Development Short Courses at University of Gibraltar further added:
“The University is committed to developing and enhancing expertise in technologies such as blockchain, distributor ledger technology, coding and smart contracts across the education sector. We are already scheduling a variety of offerings, to include a Professional Certificate of Competence within this area”.
According to Per Minister for Education Jon Cortes’ statement, only 27 percent of universities around the world offer blockchain-related courses. However, 50 percent of top 50 universities provided blockchain-related courses. Such a development implies that growing interest in the subject across the globe.
Moreover, New York Stern School of Business became the first university in the U.S to offer major in blockchain technology.