300 Russian students to study in Malta after deal reached with Maltese educational institute
300 Russian students will come to study in Malta in 2018 thanks to an agreement reached between a local educational institute and a Russian university.
The agreement was signed between Domain Academy and the National Research University, in the presence of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. Dr Muscat is currently in Moscow.
The signing was held at the Moscow World Trade Centre, where Dr Muscat also addressed a forum organised by Trade Malta and the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The Russian university had been seeking to offer high level courses in European countries. Ultimately it chose Malta because of the country’s stability and because Malta is a centre of excellence in the education sector, the government said.
In the meantime, the PM said Malta wants to take its commercial relations with Russia to the next level.
Dr Muscat said this will be the first time a Maltese PM was meeting with a Russian Prime Minister in 24 years. This is in itself a disappointing fact when the two countries have so much to offer to each other.
He said the Maltese economy is growing at a faster rate than that of the EU. He said several sectors are attracting foreign investment, including the aircraft maintenance, ICT and education sectors. He said Malta has an advantage by being in the euro area and the single market.
The forum was also addressed by the President of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Anton Borg, who spoke about iGaming, among other subjects.
Deputy Prime Minister Louis Grech and Foreign Affairs Minister George Vella are accompanying the Prime Minister.