Zurich, Switzerland

Deep Dive into Blockchain

when 1 July 2024 - 19 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee CHF 3450

This summer school programme will give you a complete immersion into the topic of blockchain from world-leading experts and practitioners in the field at Europe’s No. 1 university in Blockchain education (ranking by CoinDesk 2022 and 2021). Blockchain-based systems, with cryptocurrencies as the most prominent example, have disrupted and reshaped the way we now think about digital finance and other similar applications, such as supply chains. Blockchain and related technologies allow to store sequential, trustful information without enforced consensus by central authorities or trustees.

For a full understanding of Blockchain, with all its implications and potential for application in practice, it is absolutely crucial to look at it from a multidisciplinary perspective. This is exactly what the UZH Blockchain Center offers during the three weeks of this course: you will understand the three key pillars of blockchain systems, namely the technology, the economics and the legal aspects behind it. Building on this, we will then explore other fields of application, such as forensics and data analytics.

The course is taught by different professors and lecturers from UZH and other leading universities worldwide, as well as top practitioners from various fields.

Further, the program is highly interactive, with hands-on practice sessions incorporating the most advanced and promising blockchain-based platforms.

Course leader

Prof. Claudio Tessone

Target group

Talented Bachelor students, who have completed their first year of study, as well as Master students. Other applicants might be admitted to the program "sur dossier".
This course is of particular interest to students from the fields of Economics, Finance, Business, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or Law. Students from other fields of study with a strong interest in the topic and Data Science who have a strong technical and analytical background are also welcome to apply.

Course aim

In this Summer School, you will:
Get to know how blockchain-based systems work.
Understand the economic incentives as the basis of blockchain-based systems.
Learn to critically assess the decisions taken when designing blockchain technologies.
Learn from experts in academia and industry, and obtain hands-on experience in both established and advancing technologies.

Credits info

6 EC
You will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Transcript of Records (stating your grade with “pass” or “fail”) at the end of the summer school.

Fee info

CHF 3450: This fee includes all teaching lessons (incl. live sessions, podcasts, group assignments etc.), and the final assessment; a comprehensive social program that will foster your intercultural competence; and a final certificate and the accommodation (1 - 21 July 2024). Students have the possibility of arranging their own accommodation (the fee will be adjusted accordingly).


Generous discounts are available for students from certain partner universities. Our program also offers competitive scholarships that are made possible with the generous support from our industry sponsors.