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Education Is the Backbone of Innovation

As has been the case with other groundbreaking technologies, academia unlocks blockchain’s real power through curriculum, research, technical innovation and knowledge sharing. The University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) supports universities around the world to advance blockchain education and real-world solutions in digital payments and beyond. Partnering with over 35 leading global universities, the program provides students and faculty with strategic guidance, technical resources and financial support.

Universities across 15 countries


Academic blockchain research projects


New or expanded fintech courses

Real Impact Through UBRI Partnerships

The University of Zurich’s Fintech Innovation 
Lab is launching The Center for Sustainable 
Digital Finance—the world’s first interdisciplinary Research Center in this field.

ETH Zurich is researching information security 
and cryptography, as well as new concepts and systems for payments.

The Cybersecurity Research Lab at Ryerson University in Canada is building Mosaïque, 
a system using data-driven distributed logic 
for decentralized networks.

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Ripple Podcast - All About Blockchain
Listen to UBRI’s New Podcast:

All About Blockchain

All About Blockchain features leading global 
scholars to discuss adaptive blockchain research 
and applications being leveraged in healthcare, 
energy, agriculture and more.
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Building Tomorrow’s Diverse Fintech Workforce

Ripple is committed to engaging more students with diverse backgrounds and experiences in blockchain and fintech, making it more likely that they can become part of the fintech workforce of the future and ensure that solutions in blockchain, distributed computing and digital finance serve everyone.

Find Out More

Ripple’s university partnerships team is working with UBRI’s academic partners 
to help them identify research, technical projects and other academic activities they will 
pursue as part of the UBRI program.