UBRI expands to new global markets with more than 35 university partners
Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) continues to grow with ETH Zurich, University of Zurich, Ryerson University and Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) joining.
The global initiative now supports 37 university partners to further accelerate academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency, fintech and digital payments.
Since launching the program two years ago, the initiative has started more than 180 research projects and 95 new or modified courses across 15 countries to date.
The University of Zurich’s Fintech Innovation Lab is launching The Center for Sustainable Digital Finance—the world’s first interdisciplinary Research Center in this field—to conduct digitization research in the financial services together with regulators, firms, financial institutions, consumers and beyond, through its UBRI partnership.
ETH Zurich, meanwhile, is researching information security and cryptography, as well as new concepts and systems for payments.
The Cybersecurity Research Lab (CRL) at Ryerson University in Canada is working on Mosaïque, a system using data-driven distributed logic for decentralized networks.
Through this partnership with UBRI, ITAM will create new courses so students are better prepared for Mexico’s astronomical demand for fintech and blockchain talent.