10 European Universities active in Tech4Fin research and education

 

The Tech4Fin space is expanding rapidly, which implies that the demand for an educated workforce is rising exponentially as well. As an undergrad, recent grad, or young professional looking to further your academic career in this field, you might sometimes feel at loss as to where to start.  With this in mind, we are presenting you with a list of hand picked institutions  who are active in this space.

 The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - The Netherlands

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam is creating a chair specifically dedicated to payment systems. This initiative has the objective to boost their research group in the field of technology for finance. If you wish to make a difference in payments, this is a good place for you to be. 

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Hochschule Luzern - Switzerland

The Hochschule Luzern offers a certificate of advanced studies in digital banking. This program looks for young talented students who would like to understand the digital challenge their future employer will face, and are looking to acquire the needed skills to face said challenge. If you search to develop holistic and sustainable competences to work with tech4fin, you should give this program a chance. 

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Imperial College Business School - England

At the Imperial College Business School we find the Centre for Global Finance and Technology, a multidisciplinar research group. Their academics investigate the impact of technology on finance, business and society. Furthermore, the school is part of a top-ranked science and technology institution with a wealth of research talent in computer science, data analysis, mathematics. 

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University College Cork - Ireland

The University College of Cork opened a new research center for tech4fin, in partnership with the the Chinese University Zhejiang. Their goal is to bring together academia and business, creating a better understanding of emerging technologies and their impact on traditional financial institutions. Interested in carrying out a PhD related to tech4fin? Then keep this university on your radar. 

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Frankfurt School of Finance and Management - Germany

The Frankfurt School of Finance and Management offers a bachelor of science with a specialization in digital innovation. Focusing on the impact of technology and new business models and services on the banking and financial services industry, this university presents itself as an ideal balance between practice and theory. 

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Politecnico di Milano - Italy

Politecnico di Milano offers a course in Computational Finance. The course is ideal for IT-oriented minds intrigued by topics such as bitcoin or other numerical methods in finance, as the program balances out programming skills and mathematics. The degree touches technologies and structures highly coveted by major companies active in Tech4Fin. 

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University College London - England

The University College of London has an interdepartmental research group specialized in blockchain. This group has a business-oriented approach, and is searching to integrate science, technology, economics, finance, regulations and law. Thanks to this multidisciplinary approach, the university is ideal for students that would like to develop a universal know-how of technology. 

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Zurich University of Applied Sciences - Switzerland

The Zurich University of Applied Sciences hosts a multidisciplinary research group for technology for finance. The union of law and engineering students has the goal to rejuvenate the financial ecosystem from Zurich. Furthermore, this group also offers coaching for entrepreneurs creates added value. This university is ideal for industry-oriented minds. 

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Strathclyde Business School - Scotland

The Strathclyde Business School offers a master's degree in Financial Technologies. The program combines finance, programming and data analytics and has as objective to integrate theory, industrial engagement and practice. If you would like to learn more about analytics methods and information systems for finance, this is is a good place to start.  

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Tilburg School of Economics and Management - The Netherlands

Several graduates from the Tilburg School of Economics and Management are carrying out researches in the fields of payment instruments and mobile money. In 2016, the institution was also hosting a series of seminars related to these themes. 

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Any suggestions of universities to keep an eye on? Let us know!