Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
About us University College Groningen

Alumni Talks: Tom Barbereau

From UCG to a PhD in Blockchain Technologies
05 May 2021
Tom Barbereau - Doctoral Researcher, FINATAX group, Université du Luxembourg
Tom Barbereau - Doctoral Researcher, FINATAX group, Université du Luxembourg

Would you want to learn more about our Alumni? What do they do now?

Join us and Tom Barbereau, a UCG Alumni 2018, for a talk where he will share his knowledge and experience on the subject of decentralised ledger technologies (blockchain).

He will also talk about his inspiring story after UCG, his Master programme, an internship in a startup and why he took up the opportunity to do a PhD.

Tom Barbereau has a background in politics, economics, and philosophy (PPE) and the sociology of technologies. He obtained his BA in Liberal Arts & Sciences, from University College Groningen, in 2018. Thereafter, an internship at a company builder in Berlin, paved way to an MSc in Science & Technology Studies at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), which he completed in 2020.

His current research focus is on decentralised ledger technologies (blockchain) and issues surrounding governance and management thereof. Beyond enterprise systems, he is also interested in questions on the transition from on- to off-chain governance mechanisms, principally in self-organising (public permissionless) systems (e.g. decentralised finance/DeFi and decentralised applications/DApps more broadly).

The session is intended for prospective and current UCG students!

In order to make it an interactive session, we invite you to ask questions. You can do this during the session and beforehand by filling in the form below. Our alumni are happy to answer all your questions during the session.


Wednesday, May 12 between 11:00 and 12:00 hrs


Digital | University Digital Environment

Last modified:05 May 2021 4.53 p.m.

More news

  • 15 June 2021

    From ‘closed’ science to Open Science

    Vera Heininga is the Open Science coordinator and future programme leader of the upcoming Open Science programme of the University of Groningen. Together with her colleagues, she created the Open Science Community Groningen (OSCG). She explains...

  • 17 May 2021

    ‘Encouraging young people, that’s my most important job’

    Four and a half years ago, he received the Nobel Prize. During the award ceremony in Stockholm, Ben Feringa made a resolution: I will put science on the map. His mission is being given a new boost with the establishment of the Ben Feringa Fund,...

  • 10 May 2021

    ‘Give people with dementia more freedom to organize their own social lives’

    Older people with memory problems who live at home are extraordinarily resourceful when it comes to staying in control of their activities outside the home. Demographers Jodi Sturge and Mirjam Klaassens are certainly impressed. ‘It’s not about...