The Central Bank of Malta has renewed the agreement to establish a Central Bank of Malta Chair in Economics with the University of Malta’s Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy for a period of three years starting from October 2016 with the possibility to renew thereafter.
The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Malta, Mr Alfred Mifsud and the Rector of the University of Malta Professor Juanito Camilleri signed the agreement on behalf of their respective entities, while Mr Charles Zammit and Mr Mario Grech signed the agreement on behalf of the University’s Research, Innovation and Development Trust (RIDT).
The Central Bank of Malta funding will go towards the strengthening of the Department of Economics. This initiative will enable the Faculty to engage foreign professors of Economics of recognised and distinguished standing every year for three years. They will be lecturing students registered for the Honours course and students registered for a new part-time course, Master of Arts in Economics, which will commence in academic year 2016/2017 with a duration of two and a half years. Central Bank of Malta employees will be entitled to preferential terms when applying for the part-time course, Master of Arts in Economics.
The RIDT has been established in 2011 to augment the research activity of the University of Malta in all areas of study through engagement with various sectors of society.