Malta University and the Department of Works collaborate through joint working agreement

The University of Malta and the Department of Works will strengthen their collaboration to work together on various projects including the National Park in Ta’ Qali.

During the signing of the agreement the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Ian Borg said that the collaboration will help the country to continue to face challenges such as climate change as well as the need for more sustainable development and greener infrastructure

The collaboration between research and works carried out across the country, especially those relating to the environment, has been further strengthened through an agreement between the University of Malta and the Department of Works.

During the signing of the agreement, the Minister of Education Justyne Caruana spoke about the importance that the Ministry is giving to afford students more opportunities to practice what they are learning, also in the workplace.

She said it was important to continue the work on placement of University students to gain work experience related to their studies, with the University of Malta giving its contribution to convey its research knowledge to the Department of Works.

Transport and Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg said the agreement would lead to various projects, including on the National Park in Ta Qali, being carried out by the Department of Works with greater awareness of the environment.

“Academics and students on one hand, and on the other hand works which are continuous … from an open space in a small community to the Malta National Park. From the Coast and its protection and conservation, collaboration between the two is crucial to continued work. ”

Minister Borg added that this agreement is another step forward for the country to be able to overcome more current challenges such as climate change as well as the need for more sustainable development and greener infrastructure.