Earlier today, TZ APAC announced a partnership with the National University of Singapore School of Computing (NUS Computing) to set up the Centre for Nurturing Computing Excellence. TZ APAC is an Asia-based blockchain adoption entity supporting the Tezos ecosystem.
The new center will be led by Associate Professor Tan Sun Teck from NUS Computing. The endeavor aims to empower students to learn from real-world industry experts in fields such as blockchain technology, cloud computing, and data science.
Associate Professor Tan is responsible for training and coaching students participating in internationally-renowned programming contests such as the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), National Olympiad in Informatics (NOI), and the International Collegiate Programming Contest.
“Over the past few years, Singapore has established itself as a leading destination for tech enterprises in breakthrough industries,” says Associate Professor Tan. He believes that by partnering with pioneering organizations such as TZ APAC, students will have the opportunity to benefit from real-world expertise at a critical juncture of their education.
Tan further added:
“In establishing this Centre for Nurturing Computing Excellence, we hope to raise the bar for computing education in the country and across the region, as we nurture the next generation of tech talent.”
Additionally, Colin Miles, the newly-appointed CEO of TZ APAC remarked, “Over the past year, we’ve seen a great deal of progress across Asia’s blockchain ecosystem in terms of meaningful adoption, and TZ APAC has played a significant role in driving this growth — whether across enterprising projects building on Tezos or pioneering NFT artists looking to enter the digital frontier.”
In partnering with NUS Computing, TZ APAC states that they hope to advance a future in which blockchain education isn’t something limited to niche developer communities, but a vital part of computing curriculums across some of the region’s leading universities.
With education as a key priority within the Tezos ecosystem, the establishment of the Centre for Nurturing Computing Excellence comes on the back of past engagements with other higher education institutions across the region including Kyoto University, Nagoya University, and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.