Colin Miles, the newly appointed CEO of TZ APAC, expects blockchain and web 3.0 curricula to start becoming an integral part of secondary and tertiary education in the next three to five years.
“I think it’s that classic three-to-five medium-term timeline,” Miles said.
Miles spoke to Cointelegraph after the TZ APAC partnership announcement negotiate with the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing on May 10, in which the Tezos agency will support the development of the university’s new center to foster computing excellence. Miles said:
“If you have a dedicated center at NUS, offering blockchain courses every day of every week for students… you will become part of the fabric of one of the best computing schools in the world. I imagine most other schools would see that as an example to follow.”
NUS currently offers an in-depth blockchain curriculum aimed at a variety of levels, from beginners to CEOs and mid-level managers. 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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“In general, this trend will become a mainstay, because a lot of new and exciting work will come from the Web3 environment. Therefore, it is up to educational institutions to help prepare their student cohorts for this important change,” he said.
TZ APAC is the Asia-based blockchain adoption entity that supports Tezos (XTZ) ecosystem. Tezo is a open source proof of stake block chain launched in 2018 as a platform for smart contracts.
As part of the recently announced partnership, TZ APAC has been commissioned to create a blockchain developer curriculum in which students will be able to participate in classes, workshops, developer hackathons, and other practices aimed at educating students about blockchain. the Tezos blockchain.
TZ APAC will also support the university by providing a grant, which Miles said will go towards administrative support to deliver courses for undergraduates as well as postgraduate and doctoral students and their final year projects.
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Singapore has been leading the way in terms of institutionalizing crypto education, Miles said, particularly when compared to other APAC countries.
“Singapore is starting to infuse this education into the curriculum in a positive way.”
“They are starting to add them through smaller vocational courses…but you can imagine the next step is to literally burn it into their curriculum so their college students can go through this process without having to do it voluntarily or otherwise.”
Led by Associate Professor Tan Sun Teck of NUS Computing, the new Center will provide students with an avenue to learn directly from experts in the field of blockchain technology, cloud computing, and data science.
“By partnering with pioneering organizations like TZ APAC, students will have the opportunity to benefit from real-world experience at a critical time in their education,” said Professor Tan.
Miles said that partnering with universities, academies and schools across the region is one of the key methods used by TZ APAC to drive adoption of the tezos blockchain.
“Now we have a very solid proposal for educational institutions in the region. in alliance with [them]we can reach tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of students, not only to help them understand the economics of blockchain, but also the role of Tezos blockchains in that.”