Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology has renamed its 25-year-old Faculty of Information Engineering the Metaverse Faculty of Engineering.
This university says it is the first in China to offer a metaverse major.
No further details on the program are currently available, but Pan Zhigeng, dean of the Department of Artificial Intelligence, said it plans to train masters, PhDs and postdoctoral fellows with a focus on the metaverse, in conjunction with Future Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
In August, this university achieved agreement with Yalong Smart Device Corporation to establish Metaverse Research Institute.
Yalong is a company that provides robotics and digital transformation solutions for businesses.
Metaverse is generally thought of as a collection of technologies related to interaction with the virtual world; Among them, cryptocurrencies and NFTs that are considered virtual assets will be applied to the metaverse.
Metaverse research organizations start appearing in China in 2022. In August, Tencent, Huawei and Epic Games became established create a research institute for interactive virtual reality and metaverse with many Chinese universities.
In April, Renmin University of China established Metaverse Research Center.
Local governments in Shanghai , and Beijing incorporated the metaverse in local development plans to boost the economy and investment.