The University of Malta Introduces Blockchain and DLT Degree Program | BTCMANAGER
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The University of Malta, the highest educational institution in bitcoin-friendly Malta, has launched a master’s degree program in blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). The course is aimed at equipping students with the skills they need to function in the rapidly evolving world of blockchain technology, according to reports on October 24, 2019.
UM Blockchain Course Now Live
With the proliferation of the nascent blockchain technology into numerous sectors of the global economy, including supply chain, finance and the arts, Malta’s top institution of higher learning has decided to join the growing list of universities offering blockchain courses to enable its students to have the latest skills in the field.
As stated on its website, the primary objective of the multi-disciplinary Master of Science in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies program is to provide those with a first degree in ICT, Business or Law with an introduction to various blockchain-related disciplines.
The program also aims to provide programmers with a knowledge of the regulatory requirements their smart contracts need to meet, while lawyers will be made to understand “obligations laid out within smart contracts.”
Bridging the Gap with DLT
Per sources close to the development, the 3-semester program has already attracted 35 students and they have now resumed studies.
Explaining the reason behind the university’s decision to introduce a DLT course, program coordinator, Joshua Ellul noted that the blockchain program is designed to bridge the communication gap between lawyers,