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Ripple and Tsinghua University of China Partner to Launch a Blockchain Research Program

The company of Ripple has partnered with the Institute for Fintech Research at Tsinghua University (THUIFR) in China to launch a Blockchain Technology Research Program (BRSP). The program is meant to facilitate excellent graduate students to access cutting-edge research and global regulations and policies related to blockchain technology. The students will also have opportunities to participate in corporate visits and events.

Eric van Miltenburg, Ripple’s SVP of Global Operations, further elaborated why the partnership with THUIFR is unique.

We are very impressed with THUIFR for taking a unique and innovative approach to engaging China’s young leaders in the blockchain space.

The program’s goal – to provide students with opportunities in blockchain research – closely aligns with that of Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative; we’re thrilled to support THUIFR in this endeavor and look forward to its launch.

His sentiments were echoed by Ivy Gao, Director of International Cooperation and Development at THUIFR who had this to add.

BRSP aims to help students have a comprehensive view of the latest international regulations on blockchain technology, and most importantly, I believe, this program would greatly help with their future research or career in the field of blockchain technology.


THUIFR was jointly established by the PBC School of Finance, Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, School of Software and Law School at Tsinghua University. Founded in 2017, the Institute also has the added background of the academic and industrial research achievement of the Fintech lab at the institution since 2012. The institute is committed towards becoming a leader in interdisciplinary research, policy advisory, exchange and cooperation and to become a center for innovative incubation.

Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative

Mid last year, Ripple announced that it was committing over $50 Million towards its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI). The initiative is a collaboration between Ripple and top universities around the world. UBRI’s complete list of partner universities can be found below.

  • Australian National University College of the Law
  • CITP at Princeton
  • CSAIL at MIT
  • Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
  • Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil)
  • Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
  • IIT Bombay
  • International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H)
  • Korea University
  • McCombs School of Business, UT-Austin
  • Stanford University
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • The University of Pennsylvania
  • UCL (University College London)
  • University of Luxembourg
  • University of Nicosia (Cyprus)
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Waterloo

Neither Ripple nor THUIFR has clarified if the new Blockchain program is part of the University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI).

What are your thoughts of Ripple partnering with the Institute for Fintech Research at Tsinghua University (THUIFR) in China to launch a Blockchain Technology Research Program (BRSP)? Please let us know in the comment section below. 

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