Act ushers in lower requirements for university status

Recent changes to the Education Act have resulted in lower requirements for education institutions to be recognised as universities, writes Kevin Schembri Orland for Malta Independent.

The changes in the country's education legislation were introduced in a legal notice published just three days after an agreement was signed between the government and the Jordanian Sadeen Group, which is investing in the American University of Malta.

Among those changes, a new proviso allows an accredited higher education institution to apply for university status if the National Commission for Further and Higher Education "considers that such application is in the national interest and in fulfilment of national policies".
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