The Blockchain company and the digital currency maker XRP, Ripple, said it was partnering with its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) in two Japanese institutions of higher education. With the participation of the University of Kyoto and the University of Tokyo, the initiative is now 33 strong.

The purpose of UBRI is to develop academic research in blockchain technology. Ripley hopes to deploy the developers and computer scientists of tomorrow with the knowledge necessary to support a vision of a future digital economy.

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Ripple blockchain education in Japan through UBRI
According to Ripley’s press release, the company’s Blockchain Research Initiative has expanded to Japan. The company’s last association, the University of Kyoto and the University of Tokyo, are the first institutions of higher education to join the nation in the group.

The publication details that the newest UBRI partners have already partnered with Ripple at all levels of learning. The Graduate School of Human Resources Management of the University of Kyoto has conducted seminars, as well as funds for research projects funded by the Blockchain Program on Global Affairs. This applies to various teaching disciplines, such as engineering, business and public policies.