Cooperation Agreement in Technology Innovation between Maltese and Italian Universities
A cooperation agreement in Technology and Innovation, spearheaded by Tech.mt, was signed between the University of Malta and eight Italian Universities during April 2021.
Present for the signing ceremony were the Minister for the Economy and Industry, Hon. Silvio Schembri, the Ambassador of Malta to Italy, H.E. Carmel Vassallo; the University of Malta Rector, Prof. Alfred J. Vella, the President of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, Ms Marisa Xuereb, Tech.mt Board of Directors and CEO as well representatives from the eight Italian Universities.
This initiative highlights the importance of mutual co-operation by creating employment networks for graduates, collaboration by way of joint studies, research, training activities and educational exchanges of mutual interest, between University of Malta and each respective university in various fields of related to technology.
The participating Italian universities, ranking among the top 20 Universities in Italy in the field of Computer Sciences
The participating Italian universities, ranking among the top 20 Universities in Italy in the field of Computer Sciences are Universita’ degli Studi di Camerino, Universita’ degli Studi di Catania, Universita’ degli Studi di Ferrara, Universita’ degli Studi di Genova. Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Universita’ degli Studi di Perugia, Universita’ del Piemonte Orientale and Universita’ degli Studi di Verona.
By establishing such agreements focusing on creating opportunities for students, graduates and academics, Tech.mt aims to fulfil its mission to facilitate connections between academia and industry, to ensure that the educational system keeps producing high-quality individuals across industry verticals and hence, meet the demand required to keep the local tech sector flourishing.
Founded between the Government of Malta and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry to promote the National Strategy on Tech and Innovation, Tech.mt aims to continue fulfilling its mandate through such agreements, that is to actively help local educational institutions in improving their tech related curricula and act as an intermediary to align the needs of the industry with what is being taught to better prepare students for when they are ready to be employed in the tech world.
Tech.mt will be overseeing the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding by bringing together and working with all stakeholders to ensure that this initiative leaves a lasting and positive impact to both Malta and Italy’s academic institutions and the local economy.