Ripple is deepening its collaboration with European academic institutions by expanding its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) program to four new universities: Trinity College Dublin, EPITA, IE Madrid, and the University of Trento.
Ripple’s plans encompass hosting a virtual asset regulation workshop at IE Madrid to equip students with the skills necessary to navigate Web3. Since its inception in 2018, UBRI has allocated over $11 million in funding to support 14 partner universities across Europe, aligning itself with the growing wave of blockchain innovation in Europe and regulatory frameworks like MiCA.
“We believe that enhancing collaboration between governments, regulators, industry leaders, and universities can actively advance the agenda for innovation, define standards, and equip the next generation with exponential digital technologies skills. With the support of Hedera, together with Ripple’s UBRI, we are shaping a future where blockchain revolutionizes socio-economic systems and propels the UK to the forefront of technological leadership.” – Dr. Paolo Tasca, Founder and Director of UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies.
Ripple’s expansion of the UBRI program to include these four esteemed European universities signifies a strong commitment to fostering blockchain education and research in the region. By empowering students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to thrive in the evolving Web3 landscape, Ripple is contributing to the growth of blockchain technology and its potential impact on various industries.