According to an announcement, Fudan University set up the Shanghai Blockchain Engineering Technology Research Center is partnering with and Shanghai Zhongren Information Technology Co., Ltd. and Zhongan Online Property Insurance Co., Ltd.
The center will carry out fundamental research on the blockchain, demonstrate its application, and give associated talent training, The set up of Shanghai Blockchain Engineering Technology Research Center will promote the development and growth of the blockchain industry in Shanghai and facilitate the development of the Shanghai economy.
Other universities in China have also integrated blockchain technology into their scholarship programs. In January, in partnership with blockchain payment firm Ripple, the Institute for Fintech Research at Beijing’s Tsinghua University (THUIFR) declared the Blockchain Research Scholarship Program (BRSP). The program aims to bring together the best graduate students in China in 2019 to study global blockchain regulations and industry development.
Prior this month, the Chinese Institute for Fintech Research at Tsinghua University joined Ripple’s global University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) which was initially launched in June 2018 that promotes academic research, technical development, and innovation in the blockchain, digital currencies, and digital payments.