The University of Surrey is creating an unprecedented academy to research applications for blockchain and the metaverse. The academy’s focus will be on research and developing skills to accelerate the discovery of uses for metaverse and blockchain technologies. It has been made possible by a £1 million donation from bitcoin investment company JKL Capital and NFT experts Maxity.
Professor Steve Wood, Dean of the Surrey Business School, said: “We have seen a quiet explosion of innovations made possible by blockchain technologies. Whether it is the increased adoption of cryptocurrencies, the growing popularity of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), or the upcoming flood of VR and AR headsets, it is a fascinating time for all.
“The business world must grasp these new technologies moving forward. The new Academy will help to ensure our graduates, our staff and the wider Surrey business community are equipped with the skills to grow their careers and their businesses in this new technological wave of development.”