Best Universities for Blockchain 2022: Shanghai Jiao Tong University

With influential faculty working closely with local governments, Shanghai's 126-year-old university ranks at No. 12. This story is part of CoinDesk's Education Week.

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Updated Sep 29, 2022 at 6:12 p.m. UTC
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Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), one of the three top universities in China, and one of the oldest in the nation. Its influential faculty work closely with local governments to land this 126-year-old university at the No. 12 spot this year.

This piece is part of CoinDesk's Education Week

2022 Rank
(+/- 2021)
University Name
Regional Score
12 (up 4)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Asia and Pacific

The Shanghai-based university recently has been working closely with local governments to promote blockchain technology nationally. In 2021, SJTU partnered with Hainan province to establish Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Hainan) Blockchain Research Institute. Earlier this year, it worked with Wuxi, a city in eastern China, to build a new research institute.

The Blockchain Research Center is an interdisciplinary research center that includes faculty members from various disciplines such as information, machinery, finance, law, and mathematics. Its research topics cover blockchain architecture, blockchain system construction and common key technologies, and application demonstrations in key areas of blockchain. SJTU professor Xueming Si is chief scientist of the center; he is also director of the Blockchain Professional Committee of the Chinese Computer Society.

SJTU scholars have published 191 blockchain-related papers, more than from any other institution in mainland China.


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