More academic institutions in Russia are starting educational courses and even postgraduate programs in crypto and blockchain technologies. Three universities will be teaching related subjects like cryptography and digital economy during the new academic year beginning in September. Some of the courses will be conducted in English and with guest lecturers from Europe, India, and the US.
Higher Crypto Education
Three Russian universities have announced new courses and majors related to cryptocurrencies and crypto technologies. The educational programs will be offered with the start of the new academic year this fall. They cover a wide variety of subjects, including cryptography, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, alternative payment systems, digital economy, accounting and management. Some of the courses will be taught in English targeting foreign students, but also Russians seeking career opportunities in the international environment of the crypto space.
The Voronezh State University (VSU) has established a bachelor's degree program focused on studying digital economy and blockchain technology, the institution announced on its website. The new major called "Models and methods for analyzing the digital economy" is offered by the Department of Information Technologies and Mathematical Methods in Economics. Classes will begin from September 18.
The program's curriculum provides in-depth training in the use of modern information technology analysis. It ensures the universal character of the acquired knowledge, as well as the wide scope of its application in various types of economic activities and at different levels of government, the university said in the statement. The announcement also notes the importance of the development of new technologies and the training of specialists in light of the implementation of the Digital Economy Program adopted by the Russian government.
Two master's programs in blockchain technologies will be offered by the Don State Technical University (DSTU), its press service announced this week – "Intellectual systems based on blockchain technologies" and "Digital accounting and management." Students will be taught knowledge needed to develop new information systems and create modern electronic payment methods and structures.