Education for Dutch Universities

Education is a key driver for change. We aim to equip students and lecturers with the knowledge and tools that are relevant in order to understand the impact blockchain technology has on how we communicate, collaborate and organize society.

We actively reach out to Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. In this process, we face two main challenges:

  1. convincing lecturers 'to bring blockchain permanently to the classroom'; and

  2. developing courses that are not be obsolete within a year due to developments in the field.

We have achieved this in several Universities, but there is still much work to be done. The lack of knowledge and understanding is prevalent among both lecturers and students, leading to a somewhat skeptical attitude among the decision-makers towards the impact of decentralization and a digital common as blockchain technology.

Developing blockchain courses

We have developed educational programs for Dutch university students, covering:

  • Basics of blockchain technology

  • Social and human elements of decentralization

  • Tokenization and the fractionalizing assets

  • Incentivizing people and communities

  • Decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs)

  • Decentralized finance (DeFi) and community financing

  • Blockchain and the Future of Work

The courses are used from school year 2019-2020 onwards and contain both theoretical and practical elements (e.g. using wallets, peer-to-peer exchange of value, setting up DAOs, voting on proposals). These are non-technical programs.