25TH January 2024
Din l-Art Helwa and RIDT – University of Malta Research Trust sign Memorandum Of Understanding
Din l-Art Ħelwa and the Research, Innovation and Development Trust of the University of Malta (RIDT) signed a Memorandum Of Understanding to set up a collaboration between the two entities to raise funds for various projects which would involve different departments from the University of Malta. Among the departments involved in such projects are the Department of Conservation and Built Heritage and the Department of Classics and Archeology. However, the MOU is not exclusive to these departments and may involve other collaborations depending on the needs of specific projects.
Over the past years, both entities have managed to raise funds for specific projects. Din l-Art Ħelwa, founded in 1965, has restored and manages numerous cultural sites of historic and environmental importance. The RIDT, founded in 2011, has funded various research projects across all areas of study within the University of Malta. With this collaboration, the two entities will join forces to finance projects of mutual interests.
The Memorandum of Understanding will cover a period of five years.
“Din l-Art Helwa has always sought the highest scientific standards in its conservation projects; this collaboration allows us to raise funds to tap into the best science in the University,” Din l-Art Ħelwa executive president Alex Torpiano said.
“This is a prestigious collaboration and it is an honour for RIDT to work with Din l-Art Ħelwa, Malta’s national trust, towards the safeguarding of our heritage,” added Wilfred Kenely (CEO – RIDT).