Dublin City University, Ireland is set to offer the country’s first masters degree program in blockchain technology.
This educational development was announced by Ireland’s Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation; at the Blockchain Ireland week (a government sponsored campaign to raise awareness and support for the blockchain industry in Ireland); courtesy of a partnership with Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet.
Minister Heather Humphrey states:
Ireland is a global technology leader, including in blockchain technology. Nine of the top ten US technology companies operate in Ireland; along with nine of the top ten global companies recruiting in the blockchain industry. Our aim is always to be proactive in anticipating and serving the needs of the industry and people who work in it. This programme directly supports objectives set out in the Government’s Future Jobs Ireland initiative…The first of its kind in Ireland; this Masters programme will help ensure the country has all the skills necessary to become a global hub for this new technology.
The Masters in Blockchain will focus on distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) and identification of skills needed in the blockchain engineering industry through the help of ICT Skillnet and blockchain education hub – Blockchain Ireland.
Acting manager at Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet, Dave Feenan says:
This new Masters will provide Ireland with a real opportunity to upskill our already excellent IT professionals, preparing them for jobs of the future. The synergy between industry and education means these professionals will have the practical tools needed to bring the benefits of Blockchain technology to a variety sectors…MedTech, supply chains, finance, public sectors.
Details about the programme show the course will be conducted online as a two-year part-time course and will begin accepting first batch of students in September 2019. The course is intended for IT professionals in Ireland, preferably those with Level 8 Honours (2.2) or higher in Computer Science, Computer Applications and any other related fields.
Applications are now open with a closing date set for 23rd July…See here www.ictskillnet.ie
Ireland’s impressive corporate interest rate in recent years has pitched the country as an established jurisdiction for tech businesses and developments. It would be interesting to see how its blockchain technology activities span out.
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