Kuwaiti Students for University of Malta Twenty Kuwaiti students will be sent by the Government of Kuwait to read for degrees at the University of Malta mainly in the areas of Medicine and Pharmacy. Also, a new cultural agreement between Malta and Kuwait will be negotiated in the coming months.
These are the immediate results of a visit this week by a high level delegation from the Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education led by Dr Mohammed Al-Shatti and including Mrs Fatma Al-Akroka and Mrs Samia M. Al-Rumih. During their stay the members of the delegation toured the University campus, the new hospital and the Centre for Restoration and were received by the President H.E. Dr Guido de Marco; the Minister of Education, the Hon. Dr L. Galea and Prof. Roger Ellul-Micallef, Rector of the University. The delegation also had meetings with several Deans and Head of Departments as well as senior administrators of the University.
Prior to his departure Dr Shatti said that this visit had been extremely useful and had laid the groundwork for cooperation between Malta and Kuwait which will extend to other areas besides University education and which will help bring the two countries closer together.
On the University's part, Mr Leslie Agius, Director, International Office commented that preparations for this visit had been going on for several months and that the Maltese Ambassador to Kuwait, Dr Saviour Gauci had been extremely helpful regarding the contacts with the Kuwaiti authorities. Dr Gauci was in Malta during the delegationís visit and participated in discussions.
The placing of twenty Kuwaiti students is only the start of what we hope will be a very fruitful cooperation said Mr Agius. The Kuwaiti delegation has now had an opportunity to assess what the University of Malta has to offer and there are very good possibilities that Kuwaiti students will shortly seek placements also in other areas besides medicine and pharmacy.
The Kuwaiti delegation with the Rector of the University of Malta