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Deep Dive into Blockchain - Linking Economics, Technology and Law, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days
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This summer school Deep Dive into Blockchain - Linking Economics, Technology and Law program at University of Zurich will give you a complete immersion into the topic of blockchain from world-leading experts and practitioners in the field. 
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Blockchainbased systems, with cryptocurrencies as the most prominent applications, have disrupted and reshaped the way we now think digital finance and other applications, such as supply chains and distributed systems. Blockchain and related technologies allow for storing sequential, trustful information without enforced consensus by central authorities or trustees. 

Fundamental for a correct, holistic understanding of this technology and its implications is multidisciplinary approach, which this summer school uniquely builds upon. During the three weeks of the course, you will understand the key pillars of blockchain systems: the technology, the economics behind it and their practical, legal implications – including for forensics and data analytics. 

The Deep Dive into Blockchain - Linking Economics, Technology and Law program at University of Zurich is highly interactive, with both theory and hands-on practice sessions offered by experts from Switzerland, Austria, China, Germany, Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom!

Teaching and Learning Methods

  • Podcasts - watch at least two podcast sessions per day by lecturers from academia  and speakers from industry 
  • Test your knowledge - following the sessions, you will have an assignment (individual  and group) to assess and deepen the knowledge 
  • Hands-on sessions - Interact with lecturers and benefit from their expertise 
  • Q&A sessions every day - ask your questions to our teaching team at UZH 
  • Wrap-up - get an interactive recap of the program at the end of each week 
  • Group work - interact with other students and work together on your final project 
  • Mentoring for your final project 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 days
    • Duration description

      5 - 24 July 

  • Credits
    6 ECTS
    • Students will still be able to earn 6 ECTS and will receive a Transcript of Records from UZH
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Main Learnings

  • Get to know how blockchain-based systems work 
  • Understand the economics incentives as the basis of blockchain-based systems 
  • Learn to critically assess the decisions taken when designing blockchain technologies 
  • Learn from experts in academia and industry 
  • Obtain hans-on experience in both established and advancing technologies from our  industry partners: Web3 Foundation, Cardano, NEO, IOST, Hyperledger Fabric, Polkadot, IOTA and others!

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Master students or good Bachelor students who have completed their first year of study are encouraged to apply. This course is open to students of all subject areas, preferably from the fields of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Banking and Finance, Economics Business or Law. Students from other fields of study with a strong technical and analytical background are welcome.
  • Students should have a strong interest in Data Science. Basic knowledge of programming is not required, but desirable.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1426 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1426 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
  • EU/EEA

    1426 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1426 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
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CHF 1,500


Generous scholarships available for talented students. Scholarships are offered by the International Relations Office and the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics as well as by sponsors from industry. 

State your interest in a scholarship in your motivation letter. Once we have received your application, we will notify you of any potential scholarship available to you. 

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