Australia’s Curtin University Offers PhD Scholarship Funding Program Through Cryptocurrency

Asia Blockchain Review
August 6, 2019

Curtin University, Western Australia’s largest educational institution with over 58,000 enrolled students, is set to launch a cryptocurrency PhD Scholarship program that will be funded entirely by Bitcoin and Ethereum donations, according to a report by Cointelegraph.

The PhD scholarship fund will reportedly offer an opportunity for companies and individuals to sponsor PhD students who study cutting-edge technologies such as blockchain, cybersecurity, and data analytics

Blockchain Studies Scholarship Funded by Cryptocurrencies

Professor Garry Allison, Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Excellence at Curtin, pointed out that this program was designed to provide crypto investors with a new opportunity to “foster a new generation of PhD graduates” who will help this field evolve in a more uniform and sustainable manner. He added that:

“By establishing the Cryptocurrency PhD Scholarship Fund, Curtin will provide the opportunity for entrepreneurs who have realised significant benefits from cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum to give something back to these communities.” 

The newly created fund will allow wealthy investors in the crypto industry to donate and help facilitate the faster adoption of virtual currencies and blockchain technology all over the globe. Notably, the donors can also pinpoint to donate on the field they are specifically interested in. 

Universities Around the World Offering Blockchain Courses

Earlier this year, the University of British Columbia issued a press release on its website, announcing the launch of its blockchain-based graduate training program.

Partnered with tech firm Ireland ICT Skillnet, Dublin City University launched their first-in-the-country master’s degree in blockchain studies that can be taken online. 


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