Joshua Ellul, director of the master’s program and chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority, said during Malta’s DELTA Summit on Oct. 3 that 15 companies have already contacted the students of the course. He also explained the reasoning that brought the program to existence:

“We noticed a huge problem between techies and lawyers and business professionals. There was a communication disconnect between us. We thought: ‘this would be the perfect place to have a master’s, one serving the multidisciplinary purposes of the different specializations.’”

In 2018’s summer, the University of Malta partnered with the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) to establish a €300,000 ($335,000) blockchain and distributed ledger technology scholarship fund.

“The multi-disciplinary Master of Science in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies aims to attract students having an undergraduate first degree in ICT, Business or Law. […] The program provides both an interdisciplinary view of Blockchain and DLT, as well as specialization within either an Information and Communications Technology, Law or Business area.”