'Every two kilometres, the language changes'

Maltese touch

A few delegates from Malta visited the Oxford College of Science for an ‘Inter-School Creativity Workshop’ recently.

Excited : The delegates from Malta.

Offering myriad opportunities to the students, the delegates said that they intend to build a relation with Indians in the education sector so that both the
countries can get a chance to know each other.

Organised jointly by the University of Malta and High Commission of Malta in
India, the purpose of the visit was to discuss the avenues which Malta education system can offer to an Indian student.

The workshop witnessed discussions on various topics. Apart from quality education, Malta, an archipelago, offers safe environment to foreign students, the Maltese delegates informed.

During the visit, the delegates interacted with the faculty and students of Oxford College. 
The students too showed keen interest in the workshop.

Speaking of the similarities between Maltese and Indian education, Teresa Cutajar, Maltese High Commission to India, said, “As Malta was also a colony of Britain, the education system there is almost similar to that of India. And I’m highly impressed
by the quality of education the institutions are providing in Bangalore. Even though
we are a small country, we have certain areas of expertise that we want to showcase.”

Teresa also said that they are planning to organise a number of seminars in
the country to explain more about Maltese education.

Other delegates who visited the college were international and EU office director Stefania Fabri; dean of faculty of engineering Dr John Charles and the dean of faculty of science Charles Sammut.

Also, the delegates said they are keen on student exchange programme in which both the countries can explore their education system and learn about the different cultures.

The Maltese delegates also shared their opinion about the City and its food habits.
“Every two kilometres here, the language changes, so does the religion. It’s a fantastic place. We would like to visit the City again, be it for work purpose or just to explore,” admitted Teresa.

She added, “The diversity is so interesting. In South India, you will find peppery food whereas it’s different in North India.” The delegation’s visit was aimed at building relationships and exploring avenues of interaction.

The University of Malta has been promoting itself through the High Commission in India over the years which has often resulted in academic exchanges, organisation of seminars, sharing of knowledge and expertise with Indian higher education institutions.

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