University of Zurich

uzh CAS in
Blockchain

Our exclusive Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) offers high quality education tailored for industry leaders. The course is taught by world-renowned professors across academic disciplines: Law, Informatics, Economics and Finance. This interdisciplinary approach is necessary to unveil the true potential of this emerging technology and is unique to our programme.

The CAS course in fall 2019 is sold out. Please send us a mail if you want to stay up to date for the next cycles.

Course facts

Blockchain is on everyone’s lips ‒ not least because the Crypto Valley stretching from Zug to Zurich is one of the global centres for this technology. But what is the story behind the new «Internet of Value»? What can this technology already do? What are its strengths, weaknesses, risks and areas of potential?

The CAS in Blockchain at the University of Zurich looks at these questions and in doing so addresses the topic at a uniquely wide-ranging level: computer scientists, lawyers, economists and financial specialists from the University of Zurich have joined forces to teach participants the technical basics as well as provide  them with legal tools and economic knowledge about the applications. In doing so, they are able to call on first-hand experience from academic blockchain projects, consulting activities and company start-ups.

Target audience

Professional practitioners who want to receive an in-depth insight into the various facets of blockchain technologies and gain an edge in knowledge based on relevant research findings.

Course duration

Course days: September to December 2019, on Fridays and Saturdays

Project work: December 2019
Number of participants

Maximum of 30 participants.

Admission criteria

University degree at master’s level or an equivalent qualification as well as basic knowledge in the fields of IT, law and economics.

MAS in Quantitative Finance

Participants of the MAS in Quantitative Finance can book individual modules (worth 3 ECTS points)
Degree

Every successful graduate receives a Certificate of Advanced Studies UZH in Blockchain (10 ECTS credits)

Venue

Center for Continuing Education of the University of Zurich, Schaffhauserstrasse 228, 8057 Zurich

Costs

CHF 8500.-, including course documentation
Structure

The study programme is divided into three modules:

1. Blockchain Technology (3 ECTS credits)

2. Blockchain Business and Economics (4 ECTS credits)

3. Blockchain Regulation and Law (3 ECTS credits)

A total of 10 ECTS credits are required in order to successfully complete the CAS. An ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of around 30 hours. Each module is worth 3 or 4 ECTS credits. This comprises attendance time during the course days as well as preparatory and follow-up work.

Teaching language  

Lessons are in English. The course documents are generally in English.
Process and assessment

An assessment must be completed for each module.

For the first module, this takes the form of a multiple-choice test on all topics covered in the module.

For the second module, a written paper on a selected topic must be completed. Literature research as well as case studies, evaluations and practical studies are possible. Participants opt for a topic during the course of the module following consultation with a lecturer. The work should comprise approximately 15 pages and be written in either German or English.

The third module is also assessed using a multiple-choice test as well as short essays on all topics covered in the module.
Course Dates

Module 1:
- 12. September, 17:00- open end
- 13. September, 08:00-16:00
- 20. September, 08:30-16:30
- 27. September, 08:30-16:30
- 3. October, 16:00-17:00

Module 2: 
- 18. October, 08:30-16:30
- 19. October, 08:30-16:30
- 25. October, 08:30-16:30
- 26. October, 08:30-16:30

Module 3: 
- 1. November, 08:30-16:30
- 2. November, 08:30-16:30
- 9. November, 08:30-16:30
- 14. November, 16:00-17:00
- 3. December, deadline assignment
- 10. December, graduation party

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The course programme is structured under the following three modules:

Contents Module 1:
Blockchain Technology


1. Introduction to Blockchain

Lecturer:
Prof. Dr Burkhard Stiller

2. Blockchain Platforms and Architectures

Lecturers: 
Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller &
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bocek

3. Smart Contracts

Lecturers:
Prof. Dr. Abraham Bernstein &
Dr. Daniele Dell‘Aglio
Contents Module 2:
Blockchain Business & Economics


1. Enterprise Blockchains

Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schwabe

2. Cryptocurrencies

Lecturer: 
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hens

3. Applications of Public Blockchains

Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Helmut Dietl

4. Blockchain Cryptoeconomics and Analytics

Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Claudio J. Tessone
Contents Module 3:
Blockchain Regulation & Law


1. Token Regulations and ICOs

Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber

2. Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts

Lecturers: 
Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber &
Prof. Dr. Peter Georg Picht

3. Data Protection and Property Law

Lecturers: 
Prof. Dr. Florent Thouvenin &
Dr. Alfred Früh


Application

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Contacts

University of Zurich
Department of Informatics
Continuing Education in Informatics
Tamar Tolcachier
Andreasstrasse 15
8050 Zürich
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Latest Project

Our course goals:

1. Assess the Technology

We provide a scientifically substantiated assessment of the full potential and limitations of blockchain technologies.

2. UNDERSTAND THE IMPLICATIONS

We discuss the most important economic and legal factors that determine the past evolution and current situation of blockchain-based systems.

3. see the trends

We not only enable an insight into state-of-the-art technologies but also identify the most important future developments in the area of blockchain.
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course lecturers

prof. dr.
abraham bernstein

Informatics

prof. dr.
helmut dietl

Business Administration

prof. dr.
thorsten hens

Banking & Finance

prof. dr.
peter georg picht

Law

prof. dr.
gerhard schwabe

Informatics

prof. dr.
burkhard stiller

Informatics

prof. dr.
claudio tessone

Business Administration

prof. dr.
florent thouvenin

Law

prof. dr.
rolf weber

Law
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