UNIC launches the world’s first university course to be delivered exclusively on the blockchain and in the metaverse

More than 14,000 students have registered to attend the course, featuring the influential Punk6529 and 50+ guest lecturers

Register Now By Minting the Course NFT

The University of Nicosia (UNIC) announces the launch of its free, online course “Introduction to NFTs and the Metaverse”; the world’s first university course to be delivered exclusively on the blockchain and in the metaverse.

This course is only the University’s latest ground-breaking initiative in the context of its nearly ten-year long engagement in the field of Blockchain, which is marked with a series of international pioneering actions.

It will be taught over 12 weeks, starting on 3 October, 2022, and we are more than happy to share that it has already attracted more than 14,000 registrants.

Meet The Course Instructors

Punk6529 and Prof. Giaglis

The course will be delivered by Punk 6529 – a deeply influential thinker on NFTs and the metaverse and one of the largest NFT collectors in the world – alongside UNIC faculty, led by Professor George Giaglis. Joining them, will be an incredible array of guest panelists and lecturers, including:

  • Fred Wilson, Co-Founder and Partner at Union Square Ventures
  • Balaji Srinivasan, General Partner at a16z and former CTO at Coinbase
  • Keith Grossman, President of TIME Magazine
  • Chris Dixon, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz
  • Beeple, the highest selling artist in NFT history
  • and many more artists, entrepreneurs, financiers and members of the NFT/metaverse ecosystem.

How to Register

The course is free to attend, and those interested can register by minting the course NFT for free. Students who would like a certificate of completion from UNIC will pay a small fee, upon successful completion of the course, to receive an NFT certificate minted on the Ethereum blockchain.

1-week Starter Pre-Course

One of the prerequisites for registering for the Free MOOC: NFTs and the Metaverse, is the ability to mint an NFT on the Ethereum blockchain.

For those who have not done this before, UNIC is offering a 1-week free starter pre-course on the mechanics of being able to transact on-chain in Ethereum.

The course will be comprised of pre-recorded videos, which one will be able to watch at a time of their convenience. An introductory Live Session will take place on 26 September, 2022, at 5pm (EEST), via Zoom.

Watch the live session here

UNIC Open Metaverse Initiative

The free, online course “Introduction to NFTs and the Metaverse” has been developed and launched as part of the UNIC Open Metaverse Initiative, a new comprehensive initiative by UNIC’s Institute For the Future (IFF), focused on the academic, research and policy issues relating to the metaverse, with a particular emphasis on open public systems and standards.

Register Now By Minting the Course NFT