The Institute for Fintech Research in Tsinghua University (THUIFR) recently announced the launch of the Blockchain Technology Research Scholarship Program (BRSP) for graduate students in China. US-based blockchain company Ripple will support the program. The program will focus on blockchain technology development and international regulatory policies of the sector.

Tsinghua University’s Pro-fintech Approach

The THUIFR was created as a joint effort by PBC School of Finance, Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, School of Software and Law School at Tsinghua University in 2017, after the Fintech Lab added significant academic and industrial research accomplishments since 2012.

The Institute is focused on providing world-class research in the fintech industry, coupled with practical guidance to become a leading platform in the fields of policy advisory, research, and innovation incubation.

With its new scholarship program, the University will admit bright students from China who dedicate themselves to research on blockchain technology and global regulations and policies in the sector. The students will also participate in various events and corporate visits.

Talking about the aims of the program, Director of International Cooperation and Development, THUIFR, Ivy Gao said:

“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.”

Ripple’s Initiatives Enter Chinese Universities

Ripple is working on a unique University Blockchain Research Initiative where it reaches out to the leading academic institutions in the world to catalyze and support academic research, innovation and technical development in the fields of digital payments, the blockchain, and cryptocurrency.

Ripple executive for global Ops & Partnerships, Emi Yoshikawa noted on Twitter that the San Francisco-based startup is excited to work with the Chinese university and is looking forward to helping develop blockchain talent in the country.

Ripple’s SVP of Global Operations, Eric van Miltenburg said:

“We are very impressed with THUIFR for taking a unique and innovative approach to engaging China’s young leaders in the blockchain space.”

He also highlighted that the program’s goal would be to help provide students opportunity in the space of blockchain research which will align with the company’s University Blockchain Research Initiative.

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