Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi last week inaugurated the IT Services Building at the University of Malta.

The building, which spans over 4,000 square metres of floor space and incorporates state-of-the-art IT facilities for University students and staff, cost €8 million, 85 per cent of which was financed by the EU.

The building includes among others, extensive videoconference facilities which make it possible to link up to 12 different sites concurrently in Malta, Gozo and overseas.

Through consolidation of servers and use of virtualisation technology, the University achieved cost saving from more efficient use of hardware, increased uptime and agility in providing new services.

The building’s energy-saving features include solar water heating and a building management system that monitors, controls and shuts down equipment such as lights and air conditioners when not in use.

Compiled by AIESEC Malta.

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