Groups from Oxford University, Blockchain Society, Cornell Blockchain, Blockchain at Berkeley, Cambridge University Blockchain Society, and the University of Edinburgh Fintech Society have joined hands with the Oasis Network to launch Oasis University Program featuring clubs.
The programme includes more than 20 universities across the globe. However, to be more clear the partnership has been forged with the groups and not the actual universities aforementioned.
Oasis Network direct Jernej Kos said that students have been essential in building and creating communities since early days of crypto and blockchain, thus it becomes important to include them.
“Since the early days of crypto and blockchain, universities and student clubs have been essential in building and creating strong communities, so including these universities and clubs is a no-brainer in order to build a strong and substantive community,” Kos told Decrypt.
“Given the academic roots of the Oasis project, we know firsthand how much innovation and passion are born out of student clubs and universities at large,” he continued. “We have also found that many had a strong passion for data privacy and the goals of the network—to build a new responsible data economy, and this program lowers the barrier for university students to join the movement.”
The number of students participating in the program will be provided with resources and direct support as they will put in their brains to create dapps and participate in Oasis Network governance.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of the Oasis University Program launch,” said Aaron Henshaw, co-founder and CTO and of Bison Trails, in a release. “Supporting university blockchain clubs and computer science departments as they engage with the Oasis Network aligns with our mission to democratize access to blockchain technology.”