Huobi’s research arm, Huobi University, announced plans over the weekend to collaborate on blockchain education and research initiatives with The University of Gibraltar, which began offering blockchain courses in October last year. The educational wing of the popular Chinese exchange signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the university on an unspecified date last week which is geared towards promoting academic research, cooperation in education, and the development and collaboration of academic programs. The exchange will also create and deliver short courses in key areas such as blockchain, crypto-technology, and fintech.
“High-Level Academic Research”
Albert Isola, Gibraltar’s Minister for Commerce, completed the formalities by exchanging the document on behalf of the University of Gibraltar, with Dr. Jianing Yu, President of Huobi University, stating how excited he was about the joint venture:
We are very excited at the prospect of future collaborations between Huobi University and the University of Gibraltar, particularly as a means of accelerating the establishment of high quality blockchain-focused educational initiatives. Both parties share an ambition to promote high-level academic research around the burgeoning DLT landscape, and I look forward to seeing this vision take shape.
Dr. Yu added that the deal with the University of Gibraltar was “an important step towards the internationalization of the Huobi University” with both parties launching “a series of English-oriented courses for entrepreneurs and investors around the world…”
Huobi’s Expansion Continues
Huobi University is an affiliate of the Huobi Group, operators of the popular Houbi exchange, that has been around since 2013 and has grown to include Huobi Wallet, Huobi Capital, and Huobi Global Ecosystem Fund. According to Dr. Yu, the university has already trained more than 1,000 “blockchain industry elites” through courses offered in China, the United States, Japan, and South Korea. Gibraltar is keen to be seen as one of a number of worldwide ‘crypto hubs’, having launched their first regulated crypto exchange, GBS, in November last year.