Education Malta, a not-for-profit foundation whose primary objective is to promote the internationalisation of education in Malta and attract foreign educational entities to establish a presence in the country, has been set up by the Ministry for Education and Employment in partnership with the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry.
The new agency will promote Malta as an ideal location for foreign direct investment in the area of international education services. These will range from Further and Higher institutions such as universities and colleges, to international and language schools, to education technology, as well as digital and online education providers, among others.
Education Malta will also perform promotion and marketing functions to support Malta-based providers of education, training and technology services in the international market. It will join other national agencies which form part of the European Union Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture, to promote European higher education under the Study in Europe project.
The agency will work closely with those private educational entities already established and operating in Malta. It will also coordinate with the University of Malta, the Malta College of Arts Science and Technology (MCAST) and the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST).
Education Malta will also advise and work with Government on the formulation of policies in the area of international educational services.
Mr Charles Zammit has been appointed as the chairman of the organisation.