The University of Malta has signed an agreement with the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) to offer a €300,000 ($351,000) blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) scholarship, Times of Malta announced August 29.
Making the Future Bright for the Technologies
The grant is established for students specializing in information and communications technology (ICT), engineering, finance and law. It will be split over 3 years. Students studying blockchain and DLT can apply for the fund to benefit for Master's and PhD researches.
“These companies need technical resources both to build and to operate by use of this technology, as well as experts in financial services, law and managerial roles”, Dr Schembri commented.
Lately crypto-friendly Malta has been taking action to attract blockchain-focused companies to the country. The scholarship thus ensures human resources necessary for the projects.
College minister Alfred Vella said that the college is hoping to incorporate units relating to DLT, blockchain, cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence (AI), fintech, and regulatory technology (regtech) into degree and Master's courses in law, finance and other areas.