How Ghaf Labs is Helping to Shape the Future of Blockchain Education in the Middle East

Blockchain technology is transforming the world in many ways, from enabling decentralized applications and smart contracts, to enhancing security and privacy, to creating new forms of digital assets and governance. However, to fully realize the potential of this technology, we need to educate and empower the next generation of web3 builders who can innovate and solve global challenges.

That’s why Ghaf Labs, a premier blockchain consultancy and advisory firm based in the U.A.E, is proud to announce its involvement in the establishment of the AUS-Sui Blockchain Academy, a groundbreaking initiative that will bring a cutting-edge blockchain education to the American University of Sharjah (AUS), one of the most well-regarded academic institutions in the region.

The AUS-Sui Blockchain Academy is a result of a partnership between AUS and Sui, a Layer 1 platform for decentralized computation that has grown at a torrid pace since its inception nine months ago. The Academy will operate under the auspices of the multidisciplinary Center of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainable Development, and will offer courses, workshops, hackathons, and research opportunities for students and faculty who are interested in learning about and advancing the state of the art of blockchain technology.

The Academy will also leverage the expertise and experience of the leaders in and around the Sui ecosystem, who have strong academic backgrounds and impressive achievements in the field of blockchain and cryptography. For example, Dr. Greg Siourounis, the Managing Director of the Sui Foundation, is a PhD in Economics from the London Business School and a recipient of top awards for his work in Economics. George Danezis, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Mysten Labs, is a professor of security and privacy engineering at University College London. Kostas Chalkias and Sam Blackshear, co-founders of Mysten Labs, are notable cryptographers and creators of zkLogin and Move smart contract language, respectively.

The AUS-Sui Blockchain Academy is part of the Emirate of Sharjah’s objective of positioning itself as a regional hub for education and research, especially in the field of technology and blockchain. The Academy will also contribute to the vision of Ghaf Labs, which is to cultivate and foster dynamic start-ups and well-established enterprises in the blockchain domain, and to support the growth and development of the blockchain ecosystem in the Middle East and beyond.

Ghaf Labs is honored to play a part in creating this historic initiative, and to collaborate with AUS and Sui in shaping the future of blockchain education in the region. We believe that the AUS-Sui Blockchain Academy will pave the way for future generations to enrich and benefit this industry and the world.

If you are interested in learning more about the AUS-Sui Blockchain Academy, or about Ghaf Labs and our services, please visit our website or contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you on your blockchain journey.