It was announced today that TZ APAC had signed an agreement with the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore (NUS Computing) to set up the Centre for Nurturing Computing Excellence. Founded by Associate Professor Tan Sun Teck from NUS Computing, the new center will be a major resource for students in the areas of blockchain technology, cloud computing, and data science to learn from real-world industry experts.
Throughout the past few years, Singapore has risen to become a global leader in blockchain technology, and the blockchain ecosystem in the country as well as across the globe has grown significantly. It is imperative for top schools like NUS Computing to create a pipeline of talented students to meet the growing demand for their degree programs.
Associate Professor Tan from NUS Computing said:
“Over the past few years, Singapore has established itself as a leading destination for tech enterprises in breakthrough industries. 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.”
Associate Professor Tan is responsible for each year training and coaching participants who participate in prestigious programming competitions such as the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), the National Olympiad in Informatics (NOI), and the International Collegiate Programming Contest. As a member of the Singapore IOI team in 2021, he led the team to win three gold medals and a silver medal, the best ever showing in the history of this country.
The new initiative will develop a blockchain developer curriculum for secondary and tertiary students to boost blockchain literacy through hybrid virtual and in-person classes, workshops, hackathons, and tutorials based on actual use cases within the Tezos ecosystem. In keeping with Tezos’ commitment to education, the Centre for Nurturing Computing Excellence is established following previous relationships with other higher education institutions in the region, such as Kyoto University, Nagoya University, and Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
As a result of TZ Asia’s commitment to Singapore, KPMG reported that investments in Singapore’s blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency ecosystem have increased by tenfold between 2020 and 2021, with 82 deals valued at a total of US$1.48 billion. As part of this initiative, the TZ APAC Tezos Developer Hub is also slated for a launch in Singapore’s central business district.
As with other community entities, TZ APAC is supported by a group investment of over US$1.2 billion that is administered by the Tezos Foundation for the purpose of supporting some of the most promising local and regional projects. TZ APAC Tezos Developer Hub, located at City House in Singapore, serves as the entity’s new headquarters for APAC operations. It is a testament to the company’s long-standing commitment to cultivating blockchain talent in the region.