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The Republic of Malta has completed a nationwide pilot of blockchain credentials in partnership with Learning Machine Technologies. The Maltese Ministry for Education and Employment has begun a multiyear rollout of Blockcerts, the open standard for blockchain credentials created by Learning Machine Technologies and MIT Media Lab. Using the standard, all Maltese educational institutions will issue academic credentials such as diplomas, certificates, and transcripts to Maltese students in a digital format that can be instantly verified by employers. Learning Machine Technologies plans to open its EMEA headquarters in Malta, where it will host free technical training in the development of open standards-based blockchain applications.

A gift of £220,000 (approximately US$288,400) from the BeOne Foundation in India will fund a new Chair in International Family Business and Leadership at the University of Bradford’s School of Management in the U.K. The chair will launch a family business concentration in the school’s Bradford Executive MBA and Dubai Executive MBA programs, as well as develop executive education programs for innovation, design thinking, and strategic and creative problem solving.