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Jul 23, 2023 • 2 min read

MultiversX and the "Lucian Blaga" University Unveil a New Academic Initiative

Daniel Serb
Daniel Serb

A key factor in fueling the global adoption of blockchain technology in general, and the MultiversX network in particular, is attracting a growing number of developers to build and expand the ecosystem. By encouraging those just starting out in their careers and even students, we create a community eager to contribute ideas and drive innovation.

To facilitate this, we have expanded our collaboration with the “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu in financially and educationally supporting initiatives aimed at promoting tech excellence and building talents for the future.

Starting this autumn, students at the Faculty of Economic Sciences at ULBS will be able to enroll into the new “Business Informatics” undergraduate programme, featuring 30 tuition-free spots for students, subsidized by the state, as well as by the companies involved in this initiative.

As part of the collaboration between MultiversX and ULBS, the 2nd semester of the 3rd academic year will include a “Blockchain and FinTech Applications” course, focused on the MultiversX blockchain network and the decentralized applications within the ecosystem.

"Blockchain technology facilitates access to financial instruments and other digital services to anyone, anywhere in the world, while offering other advantages, such as censorship resistance, composability, high performance and cost-effectiveness. On the path to an economy based on this technology and its adoption, we fully understand the importance and necessity of high-quality educational initiatives. Education is the key that supports individual development while connecting us to the innovative potential of young people, who will become the architects of the new internet economy." stated Beniamin Mincu, MultiversX CEO.

The MultiversX-focused course will consist of 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of lab work per week, for a total period of 14 weeks. Students will have the opportunity to gain both theoretical and hands-on knowledge directly from the MultiversX team members, who will be actively involved in the educational process.

“The partnership between the Faculty of Economic Sciences of “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu and MultiversX contributes to the development of higher education adapted to the challenges of the digital age in studying and applying emerging technologies in economics and business, preparing students for successful careers in a changing world. Through this collaboration, both parties, students and teachers alike, will together build knowledge and innovations that can have a significant impact on society and the global economy.” said Assoc. Prof. Eduard Stoica, Ph.D., Vice-Dean / Faculty of Economic Sciences.

This joint initiative is part of MultiversX’s broader effort to contribute to the development of the entire blockchain industry. In order to stimulate the adoption within a segment that naturally exhibits an interest in new technologies, a series of other activities and events are planned. Demos, hackathons, as well as guides and other educational materials, are all intended to onboard enthusiastic young minds into the MultiversX ecosystem.

About the Faculty of Economic Sciences

After more than three decades of higher education in economics in Sibiu, the Faculty of Economics of the "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu stands among the best economics faculties in Romania, according to international rankings. This recognition of the value of higher education in economics in Sibiu is the result of a permanent development and consolidation activity, in which students, graduates, professors, institutional partners and companies were equally involved, as well as of a favorable management context within the university.