Bangladesh to Send Students To India, Japan For Blockchain Education
The government of Bangladesh has decided to spend a portion of the $208 million set aside for IT related projects on expenses related to sending students to India and Japan for training in blockchain technology.
Presently, the government intends to send 100 IT graduates overseas to gain expertise in artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technology, machine learning and cyber security.
The government also intends to send 200 graduates of computer science and software, electrical and electronic engineering to study about latest innovations in information technology.
Details regarding the government program are provided on the official website of Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority, and candidates can apply. As per Daily Star candidates under age 32 will be necessary to write an exam conducted by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division for qualification.
The program will be backed by a government fund established in association with an Indian line of credit to setup 12 district ICT and hi-tech parks. The project’s fund of 17.96 billion Bangladesh taka was created in July 2017 and will exist until June 2020.
Institutions of higher learning across the globe have been giving importance to education and innovation programs in distributed ledger technology. Back in June, the Canada-based University of British Columbia unveiled a blockchain and distributed ledger technology training course for Master’s and PhD students.
A week before, Ripple collaborated with Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo under the Blockchain Research Initiative. The University of Tokyo will offer scholarships to students involved in blockchain research, while its economics department will conduct seminars on blockchain and settlement. At Kyoto University, graduate students are involved in blockchain-related study, specifically in the areas of remittance and supply chain administration.