PRESS RELEASE. The partnership goals to help, promote, and encourage feminine leads in the blockchain area, providing annual endowed studentships to the University of Nicosia’s main MSc in Blockchain and Digital Currency.
NICOSIA, CYPRUS— December 2021. The Institute For the Future (IFF) – University of Nicosia (UNIC) and the Internet of Services Foundation (IOST) are delighted to announce a scholarship programme to empower Women in Blockchain, by means of which an annual cohort of proficient, and motivated candidates could have the alternative to pursue the University’s main Masters programme in the discipline. The partnership kicks off with two (2) endowed studentships over a two (2) 12 months interval, with the possibility to improve the variety of college students sponsored per 12 months as of the subsequent consumption to UNIC’s MSc in Blockchain and Digital Currency, in Spring 2022.
The thrilling partnership is geared toward fostering the subsequent era of leaders in the area, with a declared emphasis on supporting and selling feminine leads centered on blockchain expertise. This intention is in line with IFF’s mission to educate leaders, develop data, and construct communities to assist society put together for a future formed by transformative applied sciences. At the identical time, it aligns with IOST’s unwavering efforts in selling the schooling and adoption of blockchain expertise.
As a part of the settlement, each events open up the potential to collaborate in different domains of mutual curiosity, together with, however not restricted to, the improvement of academic tech programs and analysis and improvement in the discipline of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT).
“The strategic alliance with the University of Nicosia allows us to further engage in blockchain education and research, which we believe are crucial steps towards wider adoption of blockchain technology. We believe that supporting such initiatives will help attract more talented individuals, who are going to help develop a myriad of interesting solutions and use cases”, mentioned Kudakwashe Samkange, Director of Business Development at the Internet of Services Foundation. “The scholarship programme will contribute to a more inclusive blockchain space, in which there is generally very low representation of women. We would like to be part of resolving that”, concluded Mr. Samkange.
UNIC beforehand made headlines when it became the first university in the world to accept cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) for tuition payment. Indeed, UNIC is a world chief in crypto and blockchain schooling and analysis, having been the first college in the world to supply a level in the discipline, in addition to the world’s first massive open online course (MOOC) focused on blockchain, which to date has seen virtually 65,000 college students enroll from over 110 international locations. UNIC was additionally the first college to supply a MOOC on Decentralized Finance (DeFi) in 2021. Most not too long ago, the University launched the UNIC Open Metaverse Initiative, centered on the tutorial, analysis and coverage points relating to the metaverse, with a selected emphasis on open public techniques and requirements. This ties in with UNIC’s launch earlier this 12 months of a strong and defensible methodology for calculating Non-Fungible Token (NFT) market capitalizations on an ecosystem foundation with the proposal of NFTValuations.
“We have proudly been at the forefront of blockchain research and education, as attested to by our engagement and offering”, underlined Dr. Klitos Christodoulou, Research Manager at IFF. “An intricate part of that is connecting with likeminded leaders in the space to expand accessibility and inspire engagement. The partnership with IOST represents just that, expressly reflecting our commitment, via annual endowed studentships, to support, promote, and inspire female leads in the blockchain space”, concluded Dr. Christodoulou.
About the Institute For the Future (IFF) of the University of Nicosia (UNIC)
The Institute For the Future (IFF) is a number one world supplier of schooling and analysis in blockchain and digital currencies. It is an interdisciplinary analysis middle at the University of Nicosia (UNIC), geared toward advancing rising applied sciences and contributing to their efficient software in business, authorities, and schooling, in addition to evaluating their impression on employment, wealth inequality and our lives and societies in basic. Its general mission is to educate leaders, develop data and construct communities to assist society put together for a future formed by transformative applied sciences. The Distributed Ledgers Research Centre (DLRC) hosted at IFF, is the Institute’s utilized analysis laboratory on blockchain protocols and distributed ledger expertise.
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About Internet of Services Foundation (IOST)
Being considered one of the public chain leaders in phrases of adoption, efficiency, and utility, IOST stays dedicated to our mission to unleash the energy of blockchain. IOST presently has the ever-expanding 500,000 neighborhood members in over 20 international locations, over 400 nodes, a high staking economic system, symbiotic relationships with firms dotted worldwide.
Contact & Application Process
Step1: Register your interest for the MSc in Blockchain and Digital Currency program
Step2: Complete your software to the MSc – UNIC enrollment workforce will attain out and information you on the required paperwork and course of.
Step3: Complete the IOST scholarship application, choose “IOST Women in Blockchain Scholars”
- IOST encourages females (inclusive of transgender candidates) to apply.
- IOST Scholars software deadline: 17 January, 2022
- IOST Scholars recipient choice: 19 January, 2022
- MSc programme begin date: 31 January, 2022
For extra info on enrollments and/or any queries relating to the UNIC-IOST Scholarship Programme, please contact: Hazal Aripinar, Business Development and Enrollment Manager at IFF [email protected]
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