The Fintech Research Institute, Tsinghua University (THUIFR) has partnered with Ripple to launch the Blockchain Technology Research Scholarship Program (BRSP) for graduate students in China.
THUIFR is a joint venture created by the PBC School of Finance, Institute for Interdisciplinary Science of Information, School of Software and Law School of Tsinghua University in 2017. Tsinghua University is a leading research institute and one of the best universities in China as well as the world. The research of the University of Fintech is well recognized both inside and outside of China.
Based on the resources and results of THUIFR research, BRSP will focus on international regulatory policies and the development of blockchain technology. Students participating in the program will be involved in "research at the forefront" on global blockchain technology regulations and policies. While China has sought to block the use of crypts and coin bidding, the country continues to aggressively pursue the development of blockchain technology.
Ivy Gao, Director of International Cooperation and Development, THUIFR, stated that BSRP aims to help students gain a complete picture of the latest international blockchain technology regulations:
"Above all, I think this program will be of great help for their future research or career in the field of blockchain technology," Gao said.
Eric van Miltenburg, SVP of Ripple's Global Operations, said he was very impressed with THUIFR for taking a unique and innovative approach to engaging young Chinese leaders in the blockchain space:
"The goal of the program – providing students with opportunities in blockchain research – aligns closely with that of Ripple's University Blockchain Research Initiative.We are thrilled to support THUIFR in this effort and look forward to its launch."
Ripple is collaborating with leading universities around the world through its University Blockchain Research Initiative, to support and accelerate academic research and the development of blockchain, cryptography and digital. Ripple is currently the second largest cryptocurrency in circulation after Bitcoin, according to CoinmarketCap.