Blockchains: Theory and Practice

Organizing institution
HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht - Economics and Management
Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 500.00
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This course will provide the basics in both theoretical background and hands-on experience on Blockchain applications. It is important for organizations to continuously anticipate on technological developments that disrupt or impact their businesses. Blockchain technology enables organizations to develop their business models and processes in a revolutionary way. The course is aimed at students and practitioners who are interested in the theory and practice of Blockchains and don't have any prior knowledge on this topic.

Blockchains consist of dynamic shared ledgers that can be applied to save time when recording transactions between parties, remove costs associated with intermediaries, and reduce risks of fraud and tampering.

During the course we provide insight into the history on the development of Blockchain technology and explain important concepts like modelling blockchains, mining, smart contracts, transaction verification, virtual identity and more. Furthermore, an introduction to the Blockchain platforms available, such as Microsoft Blockhains, IBM Blockchains and Ethereum is given, and applications to practice are discussed, including examples given for different sectors such as finance, logistics and health.   

A running Blockchain application will be demonstrated and used to provide hands-on experience during the course. In this running environment a basic processes will be executed via Blockchain technology.

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Pascal Ravesteijn

Target audience

Students interested in Blockchains, the underlying concepts and technologies, its impact on business models and possibilities for process improvement, as well as practitioners aiming to learn theory and practice on Blockchains.

Course aim

Provide course participants with insights and practical experience on Blockchain technology and applications in practice, as well as theory based exploration of possible business cases.

Study load

5 days, 6-8 contact hours per day, 1-2 self-study hours per day


Course fee
€ 500.00
Housing fee
€ 200.00

Housing through Utrecht Summer School


For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

  • C.V.

More information

Pascal Ravesteijn


This course is organised in a cooperation between the research groups Digital Smart Services, Architecture for Digital Information Systems and Process Innovation & Information Systems as well as the Institute for ICT.


Application deadline: 01 July 2019