IBM launches blockchain skills academy with University of Louisville

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One of top 200 universities in the US, along with a helping hand from IBM, is getting its students into blockchain with dedicated training.

The University of Louisville announced a partnership with IBM yesterday, which will see the institution establish what it’s calling the “IBM Skills Academy.”

The academy will deliver a curriculum focused on eight emerging and developing technologies including artificial intelligence, Internet-of-Things, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and of course, blockchain.

Students who attend the academy will gain course credits which contribute towards graduation, and will also obtain IBM certification. The academy will also teach staff members about the emerging technologies too.

This is the first academy IBM has created with a higher education institute. Though, according to the announcement, more academies are on their way as IBM is in talks with four other universities.

In the grand scheme of things, it makes sense as IBM is one of the world’s leading blockchain employers, according to a recent report by Hard Fork.

Indeed, while it might be UoL’s and IBM’s first foray into blockchain education together, they are the latest institutions to join a growing group of universities offering a blockchain curriculum.

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