Parallels Renews “Gold Partner” Status for ICT Faculty at the University of Malta


Parallels® renewed the Gold Partner status for the Faculty of Information & Communication Technology (FICT) at the University of Malta. The Company continues its support of students and research workers of FICT through the provision of modern IT tools. 

During an open online meeting, Mr. Nick Dobrovolskiy, Senior Vice-President of Parallels , Anton Diaikin, Parallels Director of Academic Programs , and Ian Sant, University of Malta alumni Parallels Team Leader, along with other company leaders met with Professor Carl James Debono, Dean of the Faculty of ICT, faculty officials and students.  

Parallels donated 100 software set licenses to the University of Malta (valued at €13 193) for the use of key Parallels products: Parallels® Desktop for Mac, Parallels® Access and Parallels® Toolbox. These products will be freely used by staff and students for study and to fulfill different tasks within “knowledge work and activities”. A longer-term partnership has also been discussed.  

“Parallels has been investing in the education of young bright developers at universities for many years, because we believe that a team with talented, sharp minds opens the gates to incredible achievements. We contribute to highquality education in several countries, including Malta, to ensure the success of young IT-specialists. We appreciate the high level of education at the Faculty of Information & Communication Technology. Parallels will continue to support the faculty going forward.” – Nick Dobrovolskiy, Senior Vice-President of Parallels. 

The Faculty of ICT strongly believes in collaborating with the industry to provide the best education to students. We are committed to excellence in our teaching and research and this requires the use of modern tools that are not always easily accessible to universities. Such donations provide muchneeded tools for our students. On behalf of the Faculty, I would like to thank Parallels for their support and investment in our students.” – Carl Debono, Dean, Faculty of ICT.