A new agreement between the Faculty for Social Wellbeing at the University of Malta and communication services company Corporate Identities Ltd will see the two entities collaborate on a number of research initiatives centred on wellbeing.
The first initiative involves the development of annual research benchmarking tools to measure societal wellbeing.
This will be facilitated through the CiNext Platform, created by the company, and which brings together a network of experts and thought leaders, including the academia, to cover various themes. This platform is already contributing to the creation of the Malta2030 Vision, based on the notion of the common good.
This platform will be used to disseminate the Faculty’s studies and research, especially that which is interesting to the public at large.
This research will serve to promote societal wellbeing on the national agenda, as well as pre-empt societal needs and enhance the corpus of data and ensure that quality of life issues are brought to the fore.
Speaking at the signing of the agreements that took place on Thursday 17 December 2020, Rector of the University of Malta, Prof. Alfred J. Vella, expressed his gratitude to the company for making its resources available for such a cause, reminding those present that good research can only be conducted with the necessary backing from all entities, private and public – who are co-existing in the same society.
Founding Partner and Director, Mr Jesmond Saliba, said businesses have the duty to create value in society that goes beyond their own financial wealth, and our company believes in this to such an extent that it is offering its platform for the facilitation of this research.
Dean of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing, Prof. Andrew Azzopardi, welcomed this collaboration, quoting the adage that without people, businesses cannot exist, and adding that without the necessary support, research cannot be conducted. Prof. Azzopardi also said that this partnership will be fruitful for the reason that both entities have the same ultimate aim, that is to ensure the best possible state of wellbeing for all.