HP, the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA), the University of Malta, and the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) have collaborated with one another by signing a Memoranda of Understanding to come-up with two educational centres in Malta within 2011. The objective of this partnership is to facilitate students studying ICT with access to the latest information technologies and knowledge databases. The University of Malta has been selected to join the 'HP International Institute of Technology' (HP IIT) programme. Within the framework of the HP IIT programme, the University will be provided with the newest HP technologies (both hardware and software) for the creation of a new research and education centre.
HP experts and university professors will together work and develop new educational courses for students in the field of ICT as well as organise related research projects. Furthermore, Maltese undergraduate and postgraduate students will have the opportunity to undertake international internships at HP and HP Labs, as well as to participate in exchange programmes with other universities participating in the IIT programme. The traditional or the'Classic' curricula will be enriched with new educational material and laboratory studies, and students will be exposed to cutting edge topics by researchers from HP Labs, who will be invited to deliver lectures at the university as part of the programme. The centres will support the university and college in bringing real-time knowledge about newest technologies to students and provide them with access to latest information and practical preparation for continuing their career in the IT field.
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