Hong Kong Polytechnic University will officially start teaching the Master of Science and Technology Metaverse program in September 2023.
Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has become the first Hong Kong university to launch a graduate program in metaverse technology as higher education institutions race to keep up with the transformational trend. Emerging numbers include Web3. According to PolyU’s website, the one-year Metaverse Master of Science and Technology program is part of the engineering department’s computer division.
The purpose of this program is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the “nature of metaverses,” “the basic technology for building metaverses,” and the knowledge needed to “pursue a career in startups.” Industry and major players in the metaverse industry”, quoted content written in the program’s introduction.
Metaverse is one of the hottest concepts in the tech world lately. However, efforts around a vague, elusive concept are not always welcome. , to rename information engineering majors to ” metaverse. The decision by a university in Nanjing, eastern China ” engineering has drawn skepticism from some.
Despite lingering doubts, universities in Hong Kong have embraced the new technology trend, increasing student admission rates over fears some students may drop the offer and go instead. Choose to study abroad.
Last month, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) kicked off the Web3 Festival, with discussions and online events taking place throughout November 2022, focusing on the field. The vision for Web3 is still unclear; it is believed to be the next generation of the World Wide Web that is decentralized through blockchain and similar technologies.
Wang Yang, the founder of HKUST’s CryptoFintech Lab, said in his opening remarks at the Web3 Festival that Hong Kong could be the gateway connecting China’s digital economy to the rest of the world. World in the Web3 era and more policies are needed to attract the right talent.
It is known that PolyU will also start the first Master of Science in Blockchain Technology in Hong Kong next fall.