PL to bring in foreign universities
Malta has the ability to become the Mediterranean educational centre, Director of INTO University Partnerships Joseph Mifsud has announced.
INTO University Partnerships is an international organisation which represents 18 universities around the world, including the University of Exeter in the UK.
PL Leader Joseph Muscat was in a business meeting at Le Meridien in St Julians, where they were discussing the possibility of foreign Universities having a presence in Malta. “This would benefit students by bringing in programmes not taught in Malta and will bring in 3000 students a year, Joseph Mifsud announced.
This agreement will also see the University of Malta advertised abroad, Chairman of the INTO University Partnership Group Andrew Colin stated. Joseph Muscat promised that students who choose to attend these classes will keep their Stipends. They spoke about Gozo having the potential to house a Medical school, also indicating at engineering and business oriented courses in Malta.
Malta is the ideal area, they said, as it is English speaking and resides in the centre of the Mediterranean. Joseph Muscat spoke of the possibility of expanding schools like ITS and MCAST abroad.