Australia’s Swinburne Uni Set to Officially Educate Students on Cryptocurrency

May 31, 2022, 10:15 AM AEST - 1 month ago

Melbourne’s Swinburne University of Technology will be uniting Web3 and education by partnering with two Australian fintech firms that will help students attain valuable exposure to the cryptocurrency and fintech business worlds.

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Swinburne University to offer a fintech Masters course.

Vital ‘Hands-On’ Experience

Swinburne University will partner with Banxa, a payment service provider that features a fiat-to-crypto platform, and Judo Bank, a fintech loan provider. With Banxa invested in its work within the crypto and blockchain space, and Judo Bank being one of Australia’s very few fintech unicorns, students are guaranteed to get vital hands-on experience as part of their Master of Financial Technology (fintech) degree.

The course director is Dr Dimitrios Salampasis, a 2021 Blockchain Educator of the Year awardee who professes a strong belief in the initiative, stating that students will be “exposed to real-life examples and cases across the spectrum of financial services”.

The whole vision behind this degree is to bring industry in to ensure relevance on the things we teach and to be able to bring these real-life insights for leadership in the classroom. We can ensure that the students get exposed to whatever the latest developments are in the space, because the general fintech space is moving so quickly.

Dimitrios Salampasis, director, Swinburne Master of Fintech

The partnership with Swinburne will allow both fintech firms to host lectures, co-create content, and provide relevant case studies. Students will also receive access to each company’s networks for their learning.

Another Melbourne University Focusing on Crypto

Swinburne isn’t the first Aussie uni to focus on cryptocurrency. Last October, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University called on the federal government to reform the rules around crypto capital gains tax.

RMIT has also launched a ‘green cryptocurrency’ lab. Co-founded with the CloudTech Group, the lab’s focus is on reducing the carbon footprint of crypto.

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