Turkey's first higher education institution Ankara University will offer a course on non-fungible tokens (NFTs), NFTEvening reports, citing the local news outlet the Hürriyet daily.

As per the report, top officials from the presidential administration attended the first class on NFTs, which teaches the "Introduction to NFT" course. Necdet Ünüvar, Ankara University's rector, said:

We are happy to teach about NFTs, but our students are happier than us.

Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Zgül Zkan Yavuz expressed a belief that NFTs "will trigger artistic creativity, skills and talents among youth." He continued:

The step that Ankara University has taken by means of expanding awareness on NFT is very important.

The move comes after To The Moon reported that South Korea's oldest university backed by Samsung, Sungkyunkwan University, became the country's first educational institution to award three students who won in-school competitions with certificates in the form of an NFT.

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Although the NFTs — according to the university — can be used as official proof of graduation, it remains unclear on what blockchain network the tokens were minted or if they are compatible with other networks.