University of Nicosia: UNIC and University of Macedonia (UOM) Receive SUI Foundation Grant for Blockchain Research

The SUI Academic Research Awards (SARAs) Programme Supports Study on Smart Contract Programming Languages

The University of Nicosia (UNIC) and the University of Macedonia (UOM) are pleased to announce their recent award of a research grant from the SUI Foundation through its Sui Academic Research Awards (SARAs) programme. The funded project, titled “COMET: Comparative Metrics and Framework for Transitioning to Sui Move,” aims to enhance the understanding of blockchain technology by examining smart contract programming languages.

Project Overview

The COMET project intends to study the relationship between the Ethereum Solidity and the SUI Move programming languages. The goal is to provide insights that could help in assessing the potential of emerging technologies in blockchain programming.

Research Focus

The research will concentrate on:

  • Comparative Analysis: Evaluating the operational capabilities and challenges of different programming languages to better understand their practical applications.
  • Framework Development: Creating a framework to aid developers in grasping and utilising new blockchain technologies effectively.
  • Knowledge Dissemination: Sharing the research findings through academic and industry channels to enrich the broader blockchain community’s understanding.

Alignment with SUI Foundation’s Objectives

This project aligns with the SUI Foundation’s objectives to support the development of secure and efficient web3 applications. The insights gained from this study are expected to contribute modestly to the blockchain ecosystem and support the Foundation’s goal of enhancing developer and researcher engagement with new technologies.

“We are excited to embark on this project with the SUI Foundation and contribute our research efforts towards the evolution of Sui blockchain technology,” remarked Dr. Leonidas Katelaris, Managing Director at the Distributed Ledgers Research Centre (DLRC-UNIC), while Prof. Christos K. Georgiadis (Dept. of Applied Informatics-UOM), commented: “Our research will be aligned with the mission of supporting the web3 technology in terms of creating secure applications, while at the same time, engaging more developers to the blockchain ecosystem”.

Expected Impact

The project seeks to deepen understanding within the academic and development communities about blockchain technology, potentially helping developers to explore and adopt new programming languages for blockchain applications.

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