An­nual event of Net­work of Is­land Uni­ver­si­ties held at the Univer­sity of Malta

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

RETI, the Net­work of Is­land Uni­ver­si­ties, held its an­nual sym­po­sium and school at the Val­letta Cam­pus of the Univer­sity of Malta be­tween Novem­ber 18 and 23.

The event was co­or­di­nated by Pro­fes­sor God­frey Bal­dacchino and was or­gan­ised by the Univer­sity of Malta’s Cen­tre for Labour Stud­ies and the In­sti­tute of Tourism, Travel and Cul­ture. It dwelt on the eco­nomic and labour mar­ket im­pli­ca­tions of (small) is­land tourism.

42 par­tic­i­pants from 10 coun­tries, and in­clud­ing both stu­dents and aca­demics, pre­sented pa­pers for dis­cus­sion.

At­ten­dees in­cluded the Vice Pres­i­dent of the Univer­sity of Cor­sica, France; the Direc­tor for In­ter­na­tional and Euro­pean Af­fairs of the Univer­sity of the High­lands & Is­lands, Scot­land, U.K.; and the Pres­i­dent and Vi­cePres­i­dent of the Univer­sity of the Ryukyus, Ok­i­nawa, Ja­pan - the lat­ter will host the next RETI sym­po­sium and school in Novem­ber 2017.

RETI is a net­work of 26 is­land­based uni­ver­si­ties around the world and was set up in 2010 fol­low­ing an ini­tia­tive of the Pres­i­dent of the Univer­sity of Cor­sica. The Univer­sity of Malta is a founder mem­ber. Pro­fes­sor Bal­dacchino chairs RETI’s Sci­en­tific Coun­cil.

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