A national body has been established in Malta to promote the internationalisation of education and entice foreign institutions to set up a presence in the country.
Education Malta is a non-profit foundation created as a public private partnership, working closely with the Ministry of Education and Employment, and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry. The move comes after the Chamber called for an entity to promote investment in education in 2015.
The foundation was officially launched last week by the Minister for Education and Employment, Evarist Bartolo, who said that internationalising education is a new initiative as part of the government’s wider efforts to upgrade the education sector.
“The newly established Education Malta will primarily harness this economic potential”
Anton Borg, president of the Malta Chamber, said: “The newly established Education Malta will primarily harness this economic potential and provide a structure to promote investment and support to stakeholders in this sector.”
Education Malta’s chairman, Charles Zammit, said the project is not solely a government initaitive, but will also harness the resources of the private sector.