🔗University of Malta Introduces Blockchain and DLT Master’s Degree🔗
▪️A master’s degree in blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is now attainable at the University of Malta.
▪️Fintech-focused news outlet CrowdfundInsider reported on the creation of the new master’s degree on Oct. 21, also noting that about 35 students are enrolled for the course. ▪️Joshua Ellul, director of the master’s program and chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority, said during Malta’s DELTA Summit on Oct. 3 that 15 companies have already contacted the students of the course. He also explained the reasoning that brought the program to existence:
🗣“We noticed a huge problem between techies and lawyers and business professionals. There was a communication disconnect between us. We thought: ‘this would be the perfect place to have a master’s, one serving the multidisciplinary purposes of the different specializations.’”
☑️Specialization in ICT, law or business DLT
▪️In 2018’s summer, the University of Malta partnered with the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) to establish a €300,000 ($335,000) blockchain and distributed ledger technology scholarship fund. ▪️The course’s overview featured on the dedicated page on the university’s website explains the scope of the course in the following way:
🗣“The multi-disciplinary Master of Science in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies aims to attract students having an undergraduate first degree in ICT, Business or Law. [...] The program provides both an interdisciplinary view of Blockchain and DLT, as well as specialization within either an Information and Communications Technology, Law or Business area.”
📌Malta has earned for itself the nickname of “blockchain island” with its blockchain, DLT and cryptocurrency-friendly regulation.