Taylor’s University in Malaysia recently announced that they will be including blockchain in its syllabus thanks to a partnership between them and NEM.
The scope of the partnership will see NEM assisting the university in the creation of a blockchain syllabus in its Taylor’s University School of Computing and IT (SOCIT).
According to NEM, by providing industry expertise and feedback they will be able to help Taylor’s University further enhance and facilitate the creation of the syllabus.
Both parties will also be working together to create the “Taylor’s University Blockchain Lab”, where all blockchain related projects will be conducted. Students involved with the Blockchain lab will be given training by the NEM to further equip them with knowledge in blockchain and NEM’s technology.
This is perhaps the first instance we’ve observed in Malaysia where a private higher learning institution is partnering with a major industry player to introduce blockchain into its learning, which is a good first step to address the blockchain talent gap faced by Malaysia.
“We see this signing with Taylor’s University as an important step in the adoption of blockchain by future generations and we look forward to extending our reach to the regional education scene with similar partnerships in the future.” said Lance Cheang, NEM Southeast Asia Project Director