Singapore based high-performance public blockchain Ontology announced its collaboration with Berlin’s HTW University on Thursday. According to a Medium post shared by the network, Ontology, and HTW University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), aimed at joint research and development on bespoke blockchain applications.
Speaking on the collaboration, Prof Dr. Katarina Adam, HTW University said,
“We are excited to embark on this strategic partnership with Ontology, and to craft, course content informed by the latest insights from one of the world’s leading blockchain platforms. The team’s unique technological expertise and developer acumen will contribute significantly to educating future generations of blockchain-proficient professionals. We are thrilled at the prospect of joint research initiatives and look forward to witnessing this partnership bear fruit in the coming years.”
HTW University is among the leading technology-driven academic institutions in Germany and has recently been among the blockchain news headlines for all the good reasons. It is the largest university for applied sciences in Berlin, offering over 70 study programs in the areas of technology, computing, business, culture, and design. Founded in 1994, HTW already has a solid repute for itself in the fields of mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, facility management, economic policy, and game design, and the collaboration with Ontology will open doors of blockchain innovation for the university.
Ontology, on the other hand, can heavily benefit from the rich academic prowess of HTW from the likes Prof Adam herself. Combined with its vast market reach and enormous real-world data, the joint research could pour out some serious ground-breaking results.
The network will facilitate the research via the Ontology Blockchain Academy, the academic arm of the Ontology Network. As per the agreement, Ontology will be the exclusive distributed ledger to be used for the blockchain program at the university, that a whopping 14,000 student count.
Ontology Co-founder, Andy Ji said,
“Working in conjunction with HTW University, we want to equip students with the skills necessary to thrive in this space, solve real-world problems, and carve out their own decentralized ambitions. We are delighted to give students the opportunity to partake in a fellowship degree based on the Ontology chain, where they can learn about topics such as smart contracts and token economics.”