The FEMA – Business FORUM for better collaboration
The University of Malta’s Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy (FEMA) launched the FEMA – Business FORUM recently. The aims are firstly to ensure better active collaboration on various fronts between FEMA staff and industry; secondly, to develop a platform that will ensure that the academic efforts of FEMA are in synch with those of industry in terms of human capital and industrial needs of the future; thirdly, to offer an opportunity to stakeholders ‘to share in the life’ of FEMA and its students; and finally, to create an outreach network platform between the different members constituting the platform.
During the inauguration event, which took place earlier this month, Professor Frank Bezzina, Dean, Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy iterated that the FORUM was a means to ensure that the programmes and the research conducted by FEMA remained relevant. Other speakers at the event were Professor Tanya Sammut-Bonnici, Pro Rector, Strategic Planning and Enterprise, and Shaun Cassar from ASCS (FEMA’s Student Association).
The FORUM was co-ordinated by a working committee composed of Dr Vincent Cassar, Dr Marcus Schuetz, Professor Joseph Falzon, Peter J. Baldacchino, Dr Simon Grima, Dr Nathaniel Massa, Miriam Pocock and two representatives from ASCS.