3 Scottish universities collaborate on fintech

In a first for Scotland and the United Kingdom, Tatja Karkkainen, is to undertake a PhD in Fintech. Her research is lead supervised by Glasgow University’s Adam Smith Business School and co-mentored by Strathclyde and Stirling Universities.

Ms Karkkainen will research distributed ledger technologies as well as smart contract solutions for the efficiency of financial markets. This will source from the fields of pure finance as well as IT. She regards the university cluster an ideal base for Fintech research for its accessible skills and resources.

The three universities provide a formidable fintech combination, providing a multi disciplinary environment for Ms Karkkainen’s Research. Glasgow University was named Scottish University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The Department of Accounting and Finance at Strathclyde Business School was ranked first in Accounting and Finance in the United Kingdom and Stirling University Computing Department is part of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance.