New jobs at Gib University
Gibraltar’s new £10 million university has started recruiting ahead of its planned opening this September.
A number of jobs have been advertised in the local press for the university which is set to open next to the Rock’s Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque at Europa Point.
The news comes as the government of Gibraltar said that a record number of 900 students are currently studying at universities across the UK.
Unlike in the UK, Gibraltarian students don’t have to pay tuition fees and receive a full maintenance grant, including travel costs – thanks to the Gibraltarian government
Gibraltar’s Education Minister Gilbert Licudi, said: “Gibraltar is one of very few places in Europe where it is possible for a student to study for their first degree and then go on to study at postgraduate level – all at negligible or no cost to the students themselves.
“In our community of 30,000 people, it is quite remarkable that around 900 students are now on university courses. President John F Kennedy once said, ‘Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.’ He was right: the Gibraltar Government’s investment in the future is well worth every penny.”
The ambitious plans for the new university will see a refurbishment of the former St Christopher’s School site, which will become the main campus.
As part of the education shake up, accommodation for over 200 people is also being built to attract overseas students and professors.
Four faculties will provide degrees in Health Studies, Sports Science, Business, Accounting, Finance, Law, Information Communication Technology, Life and Earth Sciences, Gibraltar/Mediterranean Studies, Tourism and Hospitality.
In addition, there will be courses covering Gibraltar Tax and Law, as well as an Institute of Professional Development and Continuing Education.
It’s also hoped that the university will host a language centre.source surinenglish