Leading Blockchain Education and Research Since 2013
• Master’s Degrees
• Free MOOCs
• Academic Certification Programs
to the Rise of
Blockchain in 2018
(The Blocks Awards)
UNIC Blockchain Programs
The University of Nicosia (UNIC) is, by most measures, the leading university globally in the digital currency and blockchain field.
UNIC has long considered blockchain technology to be a fundamental technological breakthrough with significant financial and societal implications and selected it as one of its three interdisciplinary priorities across all schools and departments of the university.
This leading role in academia has been recognized by blockchain industry publications in their evaluation of UNIC’s position among universities involved in the field – CoinDesk (#1, 2016), The Merkle (#1, 2017).
In 2018, UNIC was awarded the Biggest Contributor to the rise of Blockchain award, by The Blocks Awards.
A UNIC Story – Bryant Joseph Gilot
Watch a video of the real story of one of our pioneering graduates from the MSc in Digital Currency.
MSc in Blockchain and Digital Currency – Online or On campus
The first and best degree program globally on decentralized digital currencies and blockchains (distributed ledger technology).
By participating in this program, students are positioning themselves to be part of an exclusive set of professionals in business/finance and IT that have a broad understanding of the financial, regulation, cryptography, game theory, and technology innovation markets that are enabled by blockchains.
The Story Behind the UNIC Story
MSc in Computer Science – Blockchain concentration – Online
The Master degree in Computer Science advances the students’ knowledge in core areas of computer science beyond the undergraduate level and exposes them to current and emerging trends.
The program aims of the specialization in Blockchain Technologies focus on the fundamentals of digital currencies and the underlying blockchain technology. It also focuses on programmable smart contracts and the associated architectures such as Ethereum. It aims to prepare students on the possible impact of these technologies on various applications including those based on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Internet of Things.
Taught by world leading experts Andreas Antonopoulos, Antonis Polemitis & George Giaglis and attended by over 85,000 students, BLOC-511DL is the world’s first MOOC on Digital Currencies.
BLOC-511DL covers both a technical overview of decentralized digital currencies like Bitcoin, as well as their broader economic, legal and financial context. Through this free online course, students get first-hand knowledge of what they are, why they exist, why they are so important for improving financial services, and more.
A UNIC Story – Tey El-Rjula
Watch a video of the truly inspiring story of one of our first MOOC students and his journey from refugee to blockchain entrepreneur.
Introduction to Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
Introduction to Decentralized Finance provides an introductory, yet thorough, coverage of the field of decentralized finance (DeFi) and its main components, including decentralized exchanges (DEXs), automated market making (AMM), liquidity mining, yield farming, stablecoins, blockchain derivatives, DeFi protocol governance and others. The course is delivered wholly online, with weekly live interactive sessions with the instructors and leading figures from the DeFi industry.
Take a deep dive in the world of Decentralized Exchanges, Automated Market Makers, Liquidity Mining, Yield Farming, Stablecoins, Central Bank Digital Currencies and more
NFTs and the Metaverse
An open introductory course to NFTs and the Metaverse, delivered on-chain and in the metaverse.
This course is taught by UNIC faculty and @punk6529 – a deeply influential thinker on NFTs and the metaverse and one of the largest NFT collectors in the world – along with an incredible array of guest panelists and lecturers.
Academic Certification Programs – Online
Online Academic Certification Programs that consist of three courses of the MSc in Digital Currency and are taught by the same world-class instructors.
Academic Certification Programs
Meet Our Students & Alumni
Stefan Loesch interviews Yael Tamar
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“Digital currencies and blockchain technology will radically transform our lives in the coming decades. Not only will banking and financial services be greatly disrupted, but new and innovative forms of collaboration will be enabled—immune to censorship and permissionless by design. I am ecstatic to be part of history, graduating in the first cohort to receive MSc degrees in Digital Currency. With their world-renowned MOOC and graduate programs in this cutting-edge field, the University of Nicosia is blazing a trail for future FinTech business leaders. My favorite part of the program is the diversity of the students and instructors, literally from all corners of the world, yet sharing the same deep passion for this ground-breaking technology. “
“I am the first woman in the world to earn this degree and I am so proud of it. It enabled me to acquire the necessary technical expertise for carrying out my research on blockchain, governance and public policy. It has been a valuable opportunity for professional growth.”
“The Masters in Digital Currency program by the University of Nicosia is a great way to get a competitive advantage in the new financial order.”
“Graduating from the world’s first Masters in Digital Currencies has acted as a catalyst towards a successful career within the industry. Connecting with highly motivated peers and industry leaders, you develop a deep understanding of the technology which becomes invaluable towards advocacy and leadership within this emergent ecosystem.”
“We, the blockchain enthusiasts are many times rushing through the mutating crypto-space at a fast pace. Having a structured master class that University of Nicosia provides, helps keeping you right in the center of activities, with the helpful support of fellow students, sharing our experiences from all parts of the world.”
“The UNic program expanded my knowledge of the digital currency space. The classes were taught by respected staff within the industry and were well worth it.”
“While traveling across 4 differnt continents, I was able to obtain a Masters Degree in Digital Currency, which landed me my dream job! Thank you to all the professors, TAs, students, and all the people behind the scenes that helped make for such a powerful experience!”
“The MSC in Digital Currency presented by the University of Nicosia was a fantastic experience, really opening my eyes to the endless opportunities which Digital Currency presents in Africa.”