More Philippine schools are expected to offer blockchain courses this year.
This after Ateneo De Manila University successfully held classes on blockchain technology on January 22 at their newly-built technology research laboratory Ateneo-MediXserve Blockchain Education and Research Laboratory (AMBERLab).
Funded by NEM Philippines and health tech startup MediXserve, this lab is intended to support research and education of blockchain technologies including health-tech, fintech, edutech, AI, and data analytics among others.
NEM Philippines, the blockchain platform’s arm in the country, assisted in the creation of the curriculum in the said university.
In the 21st National Convention of the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators (PSITE) last month, strategic alliance and partnership director of NEM Philippines Richard Tiu said that they are linking with more Philippine schools that are interested to offer blockchain courses.
According to Tiu, this is in line with NEM Philippines’ aim to “share how blockchain works and how the NEM platform can be used to transform the community.”
Apart from Ateneo De Manila University, Lyceum of the Philippines Manila joins the list of Philippine schools that now offer classes on blockchain technology. Lyceum held its first class devoted to this technology on February 12.
Tiu, in the same event, revealed that more universities are following suit. Among them is University of the Philippines Diliman where blockchain-based diplomas are in the works.
Tiu said there are still more colleges and universities that have expressed their interest to be on board, so he expects the number of Philippine schools that offer blockchain courses to grow exponentially within the next two or three years.