Colin Miles from TZ APAC: Blockchain will be taught in classrooms after 3-5 years

Colin Miles from TZ APAC: Blockchain will be taught in classrooms after 3-5 years – Mail Bonus

Colin Miles, the newly appointed CEO of TZ APAC, expects the blockchain and Web 3.0 curricula to become an integral part of graduate and college education over the next three to five years.

“I would think it was this classic three-to-five medium-term timeline,” Miles said.

Miles spoke to the Cointelegraph following the announcement of TZ APAC’s partnership agreement with the Department of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS) on May 10, where the Tezos Institute will support the development of a new university center to nurture computer science excellence. Miles said:

“If you have a special center in NUS that runs blockchain courses every day every week for students … it will be part of the content of one of the best computer schools in the world. I would imagine that most other schools would look at it as examples to follow. “

NUS now offers a comprehensive blockchain curriculum aimed at various levels from beginner to CEO and middle management. Other well-known universities that offer blockchain courses include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, Oxford University, Cornell University and the University of California Berkeley.

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“Overall, this development will be a pillar of strength, as a large number of exciting new jobs will come from the Web3 environment. It is therefore the duty of educational institutions to help prepare their cohorts for this important change, “he said.

TZ APAC is a blockchain adoption unit in Asia that supports the Tezos (XTZ) ecosystem. Tezos is an open source of blockchain evidence that was launched in 2018 as a platform for smart contracts.

As part of the recently announced partnership, TZ APAC has been tasked with creating a curriculum for blockchain programmers where students will be able to participate in classes, workshops, developer hacks and other practical projects aimed at educating students about Tezo’s blockchain.

TZ APAC will also support the university by providing grants, which Miles said will go to management support in holding courses for undergraduate students, as well as graduate and doctoral students and their final year projects.

Singapore has been a leader in the institutionalization of cryptocurrency education, Miles said, especially compared to other APAC countries.

“Singapore is starting to integrate this education into the curriculum in a positive way.

“They have started to add to this through smaller courses … but you can imagine that the next step is to literally burn it into their curriculum so that their undergraduates can go through this process without having to do it. willingly and voluntarily.

Led by Associate Professor Tan Sun Teck of NUS Computing, the new center will give students the opportunity to learn directly from experts in blockchain technology, cloud computing and data science.

“Through partnerships with pioneering organizations such as TZ APAC, students will have the opportunity to benefit from real expertise at important milestones in their education,” said Professor Tan.

Miles said that collaboration with universities, academies and schools in the region was one of the key methods used by TZ APAC to push for the introduction of the Tezo blockchain.

“We now have a very strong proposal for educational institutions in the area. In cooperation with [them]we can reach tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of students, to help them not only understand the blockchain economy, but also the role of Tezo’s blockchains in it as well.