With its Master in Blockchain and Smart Contracts coordinated by the BISITE Research Group, the University of Salamanca has been highlighted by Invezz as one of the best universities in Europe to study blockchain.

Ranked as the twelfth best master’s degree on the continent, Salamanca impressed both for the nature of the teaching offered to students and employment opportunities through the university’s collaboration with companies such as IBM.

Blockchain technology can reshape the world as we know it, as has already been seen through the enduring popularity of cryptocurrencies and the recent transformation of digital property through NFTs. The growing use of smart contracts to improve the way business is conducted in the digital space. As such, BISITE master’s students are at the forefront, driving new developments.

The master’s degree provides an in-depth understanding of all of the above developments while fostering a creative spirit so that students can help drive further change once they enter the world of work.

For those interested, the master’s degree is led by Dr Juan Manuel Corchado, who is also director of the BISITE research group. 

Invezz is an online financial website that aims to help ordinary people take control of their financial future. Within this remit, the platform focuses on cryptocurrencies and emerging opportunities related to blockchain technology. Its list of universities was ranked according to four key categories:

  • Prestige of the school or university.
  • Quality of blockchain research.
  • Number of courses offered.
  • Additional information provided by the school or university.

Considering the other universities on the list – including University College London’s Centre for Blockchain Technologies, University of Bologna Business School and IT University Copenhagen – the University of Salamanca’s Faculty of Science is delighted to be ranked so highly.

We are proud to offer students the opportunity to study a subject that offers so much in terms of intellectual engagement and future employment opportunities. It is fantastic to receive this recognition from Invezz for the quality of the master’s degree. Blockchain is the technology that will drive the future, and the University of Salamanca will be part of it.

More information about other BISITE masters can be found at the following link: https://bisite.usal.es/es/formacion/masteres

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.