Course Facts


CAS in Blockchain

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. Switzerland is a Worldwide blockchain hub, and the University of Zurich has demonstrated its commitment to the field by establishing a Competence Center in the area of Blockchain to coordinate and foster research, education and interaction with industry and societal stakeholders. But what is the story behind the new «Internet of Value»? What can this techno- logy already do? What are its strengths, weaknesses, risks and areas of potential? What are the consequences and defects of distributed ledgers controlled by corporations and governments?

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 finance specialists from the University of Zurich join forces to teach participants the technical basics as well as provide them with legal tools and economic knowledge about the possible applications. In doing so, they are able to call on first-hand experience from academic blockchain projects, consulting activities and company start-ups.

Course objectives

The objectives of the CAS are to provide participants with:

  • a scientifically substantiated assessment of the potential and limitations of blockchain technologies.
  • the technical, economic and legal tools to start their own blockchain project.
  • an insight into state-of-the-art technologies and future developments in the area of blockchain.

Contact Us

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


  • Please submit your written application, including your curriculum vitae, to the aforementioned contact person.
  • The application period ends on 20 July 2023.
  • We recommend that you apply soon due to the high level of interest in this topic.

CAS in Blockchain Autumn 2023

An online information event on the CAS will be held on early June 2023.
Detailed information can be found on the course website: