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  • Pupils’ outdoor learning experience at Xrobb l-Għaġin Nature Park

    Pupils’ outdoor learning experience at Xrobb l-Għaġin Nature Park

    Xrobb l-Għaġin Nature Park and Centre for Sustainable Development hosted 140 pupils from four schools for a series of hands-on activities. The children sowed seeds of indigenous trees provided by the Parks Directorate and took part in leaf art,...

  • President visits students at weekend live-in

    President visits students at weekend live-in

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca was guest of honour at an annual formative weekend live-in for St Margaret College students. A total of 47 students attended the event, held at Savio College, Dingli. Photo shows the President (centre) with the...

  • Welding equipment donated to Mcast

    Welding equipment donated to Mcast

    Bluhull Group, which services the oil and gas industry, donated €20,000 worth of welding equipment to the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology’s Institute of Building and Construction Engineering. Photo shows (from left) Bluhull director...

  • Teaching positive education in schools

    Teaching positive education in schools

    I have two questions for you: in one word, what is the top priority for your children? If you are not different from the thousands of people interviewed in a scientific study by the University of Pennsylvania, with samples from a variety of racial...

  • University launches award to recognise exceptional alumni

    University launches award to recognise exceptional alumni

    The University of Malta has launched an Outstanding Alum­ni Achievement Award (OAAA) to recognise graduates who attain exceptional distinction in their chosen fields, professions or in public service, and have used their education and talents to...

  • Students think ahead to create a 2020 vision

    The future of the University of Malta over the next five years was discussed by student organisations based on campus at a conference entitled ‘Think 2020’ organised by Maltese Christian Democrat Students (SDM) at Microsoft Innovation Centre at...

  • Studying at one’s own pace

    In an interview for University Matters on Campus FM 103.7, Patricia Camilleri speaks to Jean Paul DeLucca, director of the University’s Centre for Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). The centre coordinates and administers the University’s new...

  • St Edward’s College registrations

    St Edward’s College registrations

    St Edward’s College is now accepting new registrations for scholastic year 2015 / 2016. The Co-Ed Early Years programme offers opportunities for developing the children’s six areas of development, including sensory and messy play. The programme...

  • Firms discuss reform of apprenticeships

    Firms discuss reform of apprenticeships

    An annual national conference for companies providing apprenticeships to Mcast students was held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, to discuss the reform of the apprenticeship scheme. Since the reform was launched last August, 350...

  • A game to help dyslexic students learn better

    Words Matter, a game that helps dyslexic students to learn, will be presented by Rilla Khaled at a Malta Cafe Scientifique event entitled ‘Dyslexia and Games: Learn Better?’ to be held on Thursday at 7.30pm at the Music Room, St James Cavalier,...

  • Junior College student among winners of EU translation contest

    Junior College student Sephora Francalanza is one of 28 winners of the EU’s annual translation contest Juvenes Translatores (Young translators). Twenty-eight sixth form students, one from each member state, were chosen from among 3,000...

  • Party archive donated to University library

    Party archive donated to University library

    Lawyer, author and bibliophile Albert Ganado has donated the archive of the Democratic Nationalist Party to the University library’s Department of Archives and Special Collections. The papers, which cover the years 1958 to 1965, provide a record...

  • Research centre to be set up at Mcast Agribusiness Institute

    Research centre to be set up at Mcast Agribusiness Institute

    The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology and the Institute of Cellular Pharmacology (ICP) Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the setting up of a joint research centre at the college’s Agribusiness Institute.

  • MA in humanitarian action

    MA in humanitarian action

    In an interview with Patricia Camilleri for University Matters on Campus FM 103.7, Anna Khakee discusses the MA in humanitarian action run by her department. She speaks about its importance to those who have direct or indirect connections with...

  • Mcast students to design Malta EU presidency logo

    Mcast students to design Malta EU presidency logo

    Students from the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology’s Institute of Art and Design will be invited to take part in a competition to design the logo for the 2017 Malta EU presidency. At an event to launch the contest, held in the...

  • Symposium for science fiction fans, academics

    The Science Fiction Symposium, an event aimed to appeal to scientists and fans of science fiction alike, will be held at the New Dolmen Hotel, Buġibba, on July 17 and 18. The symposium will provide a platform for academics from various disciplines...

  • Presentation on tchoukball

    Presentation on tchoukball

    Mcast sports students attended a presentation on the game of tchoukball by Julio Calegari, director of International Development of the International Tchoukball Federation (FITB). The students then played a game of tchoukball for the first time.

  • Single-parent families need more education

    Earlier this year, the University of Malta’s Department of Family Studies began a collaboration with Oxford University to expand work on evidence-based policy for children and families. The Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity...

  • Discussions on responsible use of computers and gaming at Senglea primary

    Discussions on responsible use of computers and gaming at Senglea primary

    A discussion on responsible computer use was held for Year 4 pupils at St Margaret’s College Senglea primary by the Foundation for Responsible Gaming. A similar discussion with the pupils’ parents focused on responsible gaming, included the types...

  • Accreditation for local Aikido centre courses

    Accreditation for local Aikido centre courses

    The Aikido Yamato Dojo centre, Ħamrun, has obtained formal accreditation for its martial arts courses. The centre said Malta is the first European country where the Japanese martial art of Aikido has been academically rated and accredited. Aikido...

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