300 Rus­sian stu­dents to study in Malta after deal reached with Mal­tese ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tute

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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.

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