The Government of Gibraltar is partnering with the University of Gibraltar, on the development of blockchain-related educational courses.
In liue of this, an advisory group has been constituted.
According to a report by Gibraltar Chronicle on October 19, the New Technologies in Education (NTiE) as well as leading technology have also joined the initiative between the government, the University of Gibraltar
Following the expansion of new technologies in Gibraltar, the NTiE will address the demand for related skills both in the private sector and at the governmental level.
The courses — which are expected to be launched later this year — will also be backed by “significant input” from industry players who are in the process of becoming licensed by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission.
“Providing access to innovative courses with expert input from those using this technology in the private sector is a vital component in the development of a sustainable distributed ledger technology (DLT) commercial community in Gibraltar,” stated Gilbert Licudi, a Queen’s Counsel and the minister with responsibility for the University of Gibraltar.
Within the initiative, the university will reportedly develop and enhance expertise in new technologies, including DLT, coding, and smart contracts, subsequently issuing a Professional Certificate of Competence within this area. The government stated:
“The launch of the NTiE advisory group continues to build momentum for Gibraltar as a hub for new technologies, following the announcement in January 2018 that Gibraltar would be the first jurisdiction globally to introduce legislation around Distributed Ledger Technology.”
John Cortes, the Gibraltar Minister for Education, disclosed in a statement that, only 27 percent of universities around the world offer blockchain-related courses, whereas half of the top 50 international universities provide related courses, meaning that interest in the subject is growing.
More so, Blockchain Courses are not so much in demand in the United States of America with only a few like the New York University (NYU) through the NYU Stern School of Business, who became the “first” university in the U.S. to offer students a major in blockchain technology. The institution however, increased the courses it is offering, after a much higher number of students started enrolling for the course.