RETI, the Network of Island Universities, held its annual symposium and school at the Valletta Campus of the University of Malta between November 18 and 23. The event was coordinated by Professor Godfrey Baldacchino and was organised by the University of Malta’s Centre for Labour Studies and the Institute of Tourism, Travel and Culture. It dwelt on the economic and labour market implications of (small) island tourism.
42 participants from 10 countries, and including both students and academics, presented papers for discussion. Attendees included the Vice President of the University of Corsica, France; the Director for International and European Affairs of the University of the Highlands & Islands, Scotland, U.K.; and the President and Vice-President of the University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan - the latter will host the next RETI symposium and school in November 2017.
RETI is a network of 26 island-based universities around the world and was set up in 2010 following an initiative of the President of the University of Corsica. The University of Malta is a founder member. Professor Baldacchino chairs RETI's Scientific Council.