OPIT launches new, fully accredited courses on disruptive technologies

A pioneering technology-focused university based in Malta has launched new online degree programs with a special focus on the latest developments in artificial intelligence and new technologies.

The Open Institute of Technology (OPIT) has received full EU-wide accreditation and offers two Bachelor’s degree programs and four Master of Science programs.

Courses include modern computing, applied data science and AI, all accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) under the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

With over 100 students from 38 countries, the institute also offers innovative courses in game development, cybersecurity and engineering.

The qualifications awarded by OPIT have full legal validity and are recognized by employers around the world.

In addition, OPIT is recognized by World Education Services, a trusted nonprofit organization that provides verified evaluations of educational credentials for foreign degrees and certificates in the United States and Canada.

Over the past month, OPIT has held a series of meetings with the Maltese education authorities to discuss possible collaboration with the University of Malta and other local institutions.

Represented by its Rector, former Italian Minister of Education Prof. Francesco Profumo, and Riccardo Ocleppo, founder of OPIT, the Institute met with, among others, Minister of Education Clifton Grima and discussed the increased interest of Maltese students in innovative technology courses, as well as the potential for research collaboration and co-hosting of conferences with local institutions.

OPIT held discussions with Education Minister Clifton Grima and other Maltese education authorities.OPIT held discussions with Education Minister Clifton Grima and other Maltese education authorities.

OPIT’s practice-based curriculum, taught entirely in English, was developed under the expert guidance of Prof. Profumo to provide graduates with real-world experience based on industry insights.

OPIT closes the gap between theory-based academic education and the practical application of innovative technologies in industry.

OPIT focuses on producing career-ready graduates and has recruited top-class international faculty from some of the world’s best universities, including Tier 1 institutes in the US, UK, Canada, Sweden, France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Poland, Lebanon and Spain.

Ocleppo and Profumo say their mission is to promote student progress and employment on a global scale by providing high-quality and affordable education – a model based on the need for quality, flexibility, inclusivity and the acquisition of critical skills in forward-looking sectors such as artificial intelligence.

OPIT’s student-centered approach offers a combination of online learning and interactive discussions in a collaborative environment that encourages progress and innovation and includes live lessons, masterclasses, videos, quizzes, exercises and other internally developed digital content that students can access at any time.

“Our teaching model combines quality, flexibility and inclusiveness. We have put into practice a program that is radically different from what universities currently offer,” said OPIT Director Riccardo Ocleppo.

“The quality of the teachers and the innovative format guarantee an experience of the highest standard.”

“Students engage in a real community of people who share the common goal of entering the world of work with a skill background that meets industry requirements,” he added.

For more information about OPIT and its programs, visit the OPIT website.

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