The faculty of the future. Where to study the blockchain

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More and more universities around the world offer courses in new industry. Alexei Markov of United Traders rounded up the best options

Alexei Markov is an expert on technical analysis and a leading trader company United Traders, says in his newspaper column “RBC-Crypto”, where is the best place to be trained on the subject blockchain.

Coinbase, a recent study showed that almost half of the world’s top 50 universities offer at least one course on blockchain and cryptocurrency. Somewhere it’s full course, and it is individual items which are included in other programs. A few years ago, the number of students at the first of them was comparable with the school class, today a University classroom bursting with wanting to gain knowledge in the promising field.

Largest selection of courses on cryptocurrencies is available in the Stanford and Cornell University.

Such courses not only in the faculties of computer science, but also many others — from anthropology and history to politics and Finance. This is due to the potential applications of the blockchain in different areas of our lives.

Universities create research centers and courses in response to increased demand from students who, in turn, see a high demand from employers. Representatives of universities suggests that professionals blockchain, cryptography and cryptocurrencies to look for work do not have the business itself offers them.

Learning does not necessarily take place directly in the University. The known sites of online education such as Coursera, edX, Udacity, Udemy, class-central.com and others many (including free) courses on the basics of cryptography and specialized areas of the blockchain and cryptocurrency. Among the lecturers of online courses you can also meet the teachers of the world’s top universities.

We have made a selection of programs in English and Russian languages, where it’s not too late to sign up.

Online courses in English

Using Cryptography Correctly, Stanford

Duration: 60 day access to online materials + exam

Cost: $495

Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application, MIT

Duration: 6 weeks

Nearest start date: 31 Oct 2018

Cost: $3,500

Breakthrough Innovation with the Blockchain Technology, Harvard University

Duration: 13 weeks, 2 hours

Nearest start date: 30 Jan 2019

Cost: $2,750

The Blockchain for Business, Cornell University

Duration: 2 weeks for 3-5 hours

Cost?

Cryptocurrency and Disruption, London School of Economics and Political Science

Duration: 8 weeks for 7 — 10 hours

Cost: £ 1,900

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies, Princeton University and Coursera

Duration: 11 weeks, 1.5 — 4 hours

Cost: free

Programs in Russian

The basics of blockchain technology to build business applications, MGTU im. Bauman

Format: offline

Duration: 2 weeks 9 — 10 hours

Nearest start date: December 13,

Price: 29 950 rubles

The Blockchain technology, MSU

Format: offline

Duration: 72 AK. hours — 4 weeks

The nearest date of start: formation of groups

Cost: 20 000

Cryptoamnesia and the blockchain technology, MSU

Format: offline

Duration: 72 AK. hours — 12 weeks

Nearest start date: 27 Oct 2018

Price: 36 000

On the basis of blockchain Ethereum, MSU

Format: offline

Duration: 72 AK. hours — 8 weeks

The nearest date of start: formation of groups

Price: 15 000 rubles

The introduction of blockchain technology in the companies HSE

Format: offline

Duration: 76 AK. hours

Nearest start date: 22 June 2019

Price: 50 000 rubles

Create projects on the popular blockchain platforms, HSE

Format: offline

Duration: 114 AK. hours

Nearest start date: 22 June 2019

Price: 60 000 rubles

Blockchain for lawyers, REU named after G. V. Plekhanov

Format: offline

Duration: 19 lessons 4 hours

Nearest start date: 23 Nov 2018

Cost?

Effective investments in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, REU named after G. V. Plekhanov

Format: offline

Duration: 72 AK. hours — 5 times a week

Nearest start date: 24 November 2018

Cost?

Blockchain for entrepreneurs and managers, REU named after G. V. Plekhanov

Format: offline

Duration: 72 AK. hours 5 times a week

Nearest start date: 20 Nov 2018

Cost?

The legal basis for the regulation of new digital technologies, MGIMO

Format: offline

Duration: 72 AK. hours 5 times a week

Nearest start date: 28 Jan — 1 Feb 2019

Price: 110 000 rubles

To date, the “blockchain engineering” ranked second in the list of most sought-after skills in the labour market (on blockchain engineers overtake only experts in robotics), and the average salaries are at $100 thousand per year. For example, blockchain developer in the US earns up to $130 thousand a year in Switzerland due to the active development of the ICO industry from $120 to $180 thousand in the UK — $50-60 million in startups and $90–$140 thousand in large companies.

The number of jobs associated with bloccano, cryptocurrency ICO, increased by 4% in 2017 and continues to increase in 2018. This trend is easily explained — the blockchain-need new companies, which continue to appear, and to an even greater extent in large corporations who plan to implement blockchain. So now might be a good time to learn.

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