Dubai Blockchain Center Forges Strong Educational Alliances with BUiD and University of Nicosia

Dubai Blockchain Center's Pioneering Partnership with BUiD and University of Nicosia

In a significant stride towards fostering blockchain education and innovation, Dubai Blockchain Center is delighted to announce a strategic partnership. We have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the British University in Dubai (BUiD) and the University of Nicosia. This collaborative venture marks a pivotal moment in advancing the understanding and promotion of blockchain technology.

Joining Forces for Blockchain Advancement

The signing of the MoU was a momentous occasion, attended by key figures in the blockchain and education sectors. Prof. Abdullah Alshamsi, BUiD’s Vice Chancellor, Dr. Marwan Alzarouni, Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Blockchain Center, and Mr. Antonis Polemitis, Chief Executive Officer of the University of Nicosia, came together to affirm their commitment to this partnership. This collaborative effort encompasses a wide range of activities, including training courses, workshops, conferences, educational programs, and groundbreaking research initiatives.

A Vision for Knowledge Transfer and Innovation

Prof. Abdullah Alshamsi, Vice Chancellor of BUiD, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, underscoring its potential for knowledge transfer and innovation within the education landscape. He emphasized that this partnership would create new opportunities and significantly contribute to the knowledge-based economy of the UAE.

Pioneering Digital Degrees with Blockchain

BUiD has a remarkable achievement to its credit, being the first university in the UAE and the third globally to issue digital degrees using blockchain technology. This groundbreaking initiative offers users, including potential employers, immediate and secure digital authentication through BUiD’s website. This innovative project resulted from a collaboration between the University of Nicosia and BUiD’s Centre for Risk and Innovation (DCRI). Dr. Maria Papadaki, Director of DCRI, highlighted the center’s commitment to collaboration and its alignment with the visionary goals set by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the world’s first city fully powered by blockchain by 2020.

The Dubai Blockchain Center’s Vital Role

The Dubai Blockchain Center, inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, serves as a focal point for the blockchain community. It acts as a hub for thought leaders, developers, investors, and educators, furthering the growth and adoption of blockchain technology. Dr. Marwan Alzarouni, Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Blockchain Center, highlighted the significance of partnerships like this in advancing blockchain technology across academia, government, and industry.

Strengthening Relations and Collaboration

The MoU’s primary objective is to strengthen relations among these organizations in areas related to blockchain technology. The British University in Dubai, the University of Nicosia, and the Dubai Blockchain Center are exploring various avenues of cooperation in knowledge and education. One exciting prospect involves the development of joint programs in Dubai. Additionally, the Dubai Blockchain Center will facilitate an employee exchange program, enabling the sharing and enhancement of scientific and technical expertise among the collaborating parties.

A Global Focus on Education and Innovation

Mr. Antonis Polemitis, Chief Executive Officer of the University of Nicosia, lauded this partnership as a remarkable opportunity to strengthen ties with BUiD and form new bonds with the Dubai Blockchain Center. He highlighted the global reputation of the University of Nicosia as a leader in blockchain technology and Dubai’s prominence as a jurisdiction at the forefront of blockchain implementation in government and industry. This partnership is set to drive collaborative efforts in education, training, research, and innovation on a global scale.

We, at the Dubai Blockchain Center, are excited about this transformative collaboration and look forward to a future marked by innovation, knowledge sharing, and blockchain excellence. Stay tuned for more updates and initiatives as we continue to lead the way in advancing blockchain technology.

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