University Of Malta Launches Blockchain Degree


October 22, 2019 12:12 am

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The University of Malta has introduced a master’s degree in blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) for its students. According to the report about 35 students have already enrolled in 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 firms have already collaborated with the students of the course. 

Joshua added:

“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.”

The previous year, the University of Malta and the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) partnered 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 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.”

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