The University of Malta has partnered with the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) to set up a scholarship fund of 300,000 ($ 351,000) blockchain and DLD ( Timesger Malta), August 29th.
The new scholarship is aimed at students who study information and communication technologies (ICT), law, finance and engineering and will be divided into three years. Starting this academic year, students can apply for a scholarship to complete their Master's and PhD theses in blockchain and DLT.
The move comes in the government's efforts to attract blockchain companies to Malta, ensuring sufficient local staff capacity. Silvio Schembri, parliamentary secretary of the digital economy, said he would like to see Maltese graduates holding important positions in the sector:
"These companies need technical resources both to build and to operate using this technology, so as experts in financial services, law and managerial roles.
The rector of the University Alfred Vella said that the university is trying to integrate units related to DLT, blockchain, digital currencies, artificial intelligence ( AI), Fintech and Regtech in Bachelor and Master Programs in Law, Finance, ICT and other fields.MITA Executive Chairman, Tony Sultana, noted that the agency has pursued similar initiatives in other educational institutions.
Malta It is known for its crypto-friendly environment and for its public efforts to become "the blockchain island." Last month, the Parliament of Malta approved three draft laws c they set a regulatory framework for blockchain technology, making the island nation a pioneer in providing a solid legal framework for blockchain societies.
In May, the Malta transport minister announced a partnership with the British startup blockchain company Omnitude to improve the Maltese public transport service by implementing distributed ledger technology.
In addition, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has proposed guidelines on blockchain and cryptocurrency applications in the gaming industry, with the goal of applying standards to games using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.