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New Crypto Courses offered By Five Top-rated Russian Universities
Editorial Team

High demand for academic courses in the booming field of crypto made five leading Russian Universities to include into their finance curricula relevant modules.

Crypto Courses Offered
From the current academic year, 2017-2018, some specialized courses and master’s degrees are being provided by top-ranked Russian Universities under the name RT.

Moscow State University (MSU)
It is a coeducational public research university with satisfactory rankings. Sergey Studnikov, a managing board member and lecturer in the Financial Analytics master’s program, states that the University offers a vast range of educational programs and invites for industry representatives.

Higher School of Economics (HSE)

It is one of the largest institutions in Russia. The corresponding module is called Financial Technologies’ course and it is a part of the Financial Technologies and Data Analysis master’s program. This master’s program collaborates with the state-owned Russian banking and financial services company, Sberbank.

Saint Petersburg State University of Economics (Spbgeu)

Two parts of the curriculum of banking, finance and financial markets programs include theoretical and practical sections on cryptocurrency and blockchains. Denis Gorulev, an associate professor of the school’s Faculty of Economics and Finance, states that the introduction of a separate course needs the coordination with the Ministry of Education, a long-lasting and complicating process.

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

It is a top 5 Russian University that will include the IT component of blockchain technology. According to a director of the school, Andrey Raigorodsky, the demand among both students and employers is high, and the popularity of the topic is extremely high. A positive fact is that the industrial partner of the school seeks for this type of studies. A new scientific laboratory has been opened, aiming at the research over the topic.

National University of Science and Technology (Misis)

It is the first technological university in Russia in the field of steel-making and metallurgy. Since this summer, a signed agreement between Misis and government-owned bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) focuses on blockchain technology.
Students of MSU, HSE, Misis, MIPT, and Spbgeu at a new training center will learn about Bitcoin and other aspects of innovative financial technologies.