Coinbase Research: 42% Of Top 50 Universities Offering Crypto-Related Course

In a recent study conducted by Coinbase, U.S. crypto exchange, it has been found that 42 percent of the world’s top 50 universities are offering at least one course on cryptocurrencies or blockchain.
The study was organized by Coinbase in partnership with survey company Qriously. They reviewed courses at 50 international universities, and interviews with faculty and students.
According to study, Universities, are focusing to, form research centers and add more crypto-courses, to meet growing demand and also because they are seeing cryptocurrency as a subject worthy of serious academic study.
Coinbase in its review at 50 universities, found crypto-classes across a variety of departments, including anthropology and finance, not just in computer science.
The research has found that of the 172 classes on Crypto at top 50 universities, 15 percent were offered by economics, finance, , aw and business departments, while 4 percent were from social science departments.
A process is well underway that will lead to the migration of most financial data to blockchain-based organizations students will benefit greatly by studying this area.says David Yermack, the finance department chair at New York University.
Blockchain courses enjoy the most recognition at the Stanford and Cornell universities providing 10 and 9 courses respectively. Followed by the University of Pennsylvania and the National University of Singapore with 6 and 5 courses respectively.
Source: Coinbase 
Blockchain combines theory and practice and can lead to fundamental breakthroughs in many research areas,” said Dawn Song, a computer science professor at University of California, Berkeley. “It can have really profound and broad-scale impacts on society in many different industries.”
The law students that are trained in the blockchain, they don’t need to apply anywhere. People are just asking them to join their firms.” says Campbell Harvey, Professor of international business, Duke University.
Students from a diverse set of majors want to take cryptocurrency classes, about 50 percent of all social science majors expressed interest in taking a crypto class in comparison to 34 percent of computer science and engineering majors.   
Source: Coinbase 
Only 18 percent of students surveyed actually owned cryptocurrency. But to put that in perspective, that's double the 9 percent of crypto owners in the general US population, according to Coinbase's survey. 
Previously in August, as reported by Cointelegraph, the Hong Kong College of Science and Technology acquired a $20 million blockchain research grant, and , Turkey established its first university-level blockchain research center.