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Education

  • Growing demand for Medac graduates

    The overwhelming majority of those who recently successfully sat for the entrance exam to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were graduates of Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (Medac) at the University of Malta. With Malta due to host the...

  • Public lecture on ocean acidification

    ‘How will marine life cope with ocean acidification?’ is the title of a public lecture to be held at the Department of Biology of the University’s Faculty of Science on Wednesday from 6 to 7pm. The speaker is Jason Hall Spencer, professor of...

  • ICT student meeting, exhibition

    A meeting for prospective students of the University’s Faculty for ICT will be held on Friday at 4pm in the faculty’s main auditorium. The various degrees offered by the faculty will be explained. After the meeting those attending will be given a...

  • Scholarships for young pianists

    Two scholarships are being offered for young pianists to participate in the 2nd International Piano Festival in Italy from August 9 to 19. The grants include flights, accommodation and participation in master classes at the festival. The...

  • New MSc in petroleum studies

    New MSc in petroleum studies

    A new Master of Science in Petroleum Studies will be launched by the University’s Faculty of Science in October. The full-time taught course will cover geological and geophysical theory and issues related to the formation of oil and gas, surveying...

  • Geography field trip to north Wales

    Geography field trip to north Wales

    Geography students from San Andrea senior school, L-Imselliet, accompanied by two teachers, travelled to Snowdonia, north Wales, to conduct educational fieldwork related to the hydrological cycle and rivers. The fieldwork was conducted in the...

  • Valletta 2018 project

    Valletta 2018 project

    In an interview for University Matters on Campus FM 103.7, Patricia Camilleri speaks to Vicki Ann Cremona about one of the University’s main contributions to Valletta 2018 to date. This consists of a deep research study by academics from different...

  • New Mcast prospectus

    New Mcast prospectus

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca last week opened the Mcast Expo 2015 and launched its new prospectus for full-time courses starting in October. The prospectus contains detailed information on 163 full-time Mcast courses beginning in October,...

  • Higher Secondary launches work experience programme

    Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School, Naxxar, has launched a summer work experience programme enabling a number of its biology, chemistry and history students to work four hours a day during summer in various institutions. The organisations...

  • Roots of the electrical engineering profession

    Roots of the electrical engineering profession

    It must have happened to us all. You touch your car or door knob and ouch! – you receive a small electric shock. This is caused by static electricity, a phenomenon observ­ed by Thales of Miletus around 600 BC. Electrical engineers owe the start of...

  • Helen O’Grady Academy soirée

    Helen O’Grady Academy soirée

    Young and adult students at Helen O’Grady Academy showcased their performance skills at a soirée. Principal Alan Montanaro (centre) said that although the aca­demy was not a school, it was not short of talent and it recognised the importance of...

  • Marking a Spanish anniversary

    Marking a Spanish anniversary

    Spanish Ambassador Jose Pons and Carmel Vassallo, head of Spanish and Latin American studies at the University, visited Chiswick House School and St Martin’s College to mark the first anniversary of the introduction of Spanish last October as an...

  • US conference at University

    The 32nd International Conference on Psychology and the Arts will be held at the University from Wednesday to next Sunday. The conference is organised by the PsyArt Foundation USA in collaboration with the University’s Department of...

  • Talk on Maltese trees

    A talk on Maltese trees, landscaping and conservation, and the negative impacts of alien tree species on the local ecosystem, is the subject of a talk by Alfred Baldacchino. It is being organised by Malta Café Scientifique next Sunday at 7.30pm at...

  • Elisabeth Mann Borgese bursary

    The 2015-2016 Elisabeth Mann Borgese Bursary, consisting of €3,500 to be used to fund research studies over the period of a year, is being offered by the International Ocean Institute (IOI). Individual or teams of staff or students carrying out...

  • Mcast expo this week

    The Mcast Expo will be held from Wednesday to Saturday at the Institute of Applied Sciences at the college’s main campus in Paola. Visitors, particularly youths who have completed secondary or sixth form education, will be able to learn about the...

  • Eat fresh fish campaign

    Eat fresh fish campaign

    Children and staff at St Thomas More College, Żejtun Primary A were given a taste fresh fish cooked by professional chefs from a trailer parked outside their school. The activity was part of the Eat Fresh Fish awareness campaign, a project...

  • Short course on skills of cross-examination

    A short course on cross-examination skills led by lawyer and accredited mediator Mario Caruana will be held at the end of July by Malta University Consulting at the University Residence, Robert Mifsud Bonnici Street, Lija. The course consists of...

  • Having their say in Brussels

    Having their say in Brussels

    Three students from De La Salle sixth form – Gian Luca Abela, Charlotte Axisa and Tristan Mercieca – joined about 100 students representing Europe’s youth, at a ‘Your Europe, Your Say’ meeting in Brussels, Belgium. The event was organised by the...

  • College celebrates success, raises €3,500 for charity

    College celebrates success, raises €3,500 for charity

    St Benedict College held a Cele­bration Day to mark its students’ academic achievements and showcase their talents. This year, 70 students and teachers worked toget­her to produce a musical based on Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables. In a...

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