CoinDesk has announced the second edition of its University Blockchain Ranking. The first edition was confined to the USA while the current ranking covers 230 international institutions. The ranking is “a holistic snapshot of the intersection between this transformative technology and institutions of higher education.”
The ranking is restricted to those universities in the top one hundred of the four popular world rankings, THE, QS, Shanghai, and US News or other “aggregating outside rankings,” and those that requested inclusion.
The methodology is based on five groups of indicators:
- Academic and research contributions
- Blockchain offerings such as classes and clubs
- Employment and industry outcomes
- Cost of attendance
- Overall academic reputation.
The National University of Singapore took the top place and other Asian universities performed well included Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Tsinghua University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and several others in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Mainland China.
RMIT University in Melbourne is second and the best European institution is the University of Zurich.
The top ten are:
- National University of Singapore
- Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
- University of California Berkeley, USA
- University of Zurich, Switzerland
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
- Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- University College London, UK
- Tsinghua University, China
- Chinese University of Hong Kong
- ETH Zurich, Switzerland.