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Education

  • Can happiness be taught?

    Can happiness be taught?

    Although each of us desires to be happy, it happens that from a very early stage we are simply not taught how to be happy. Formal education generally aims to teach us how to be useful for society, such as being a skilled, disciplined, productive...

  • Apostolic Administrator visits Naxxar school

    Apostolic Administrator visits Naxxar school

    Apostolic Administrator Charles Scicluna toured St Nicholas College secondary school, Naxxar, and met students during a visit held to mark the feast of St Nicholas of Bari. Mgr Scicluna was welcomed by a school band and took part in various...

  • University foundation programme sees 50% increase in students

    Sixty-nine students are following the University of Malta’s foundation programme this year to prepare to join degree programmes in the next undergraduate intake in October 2015. This is a 50 per cent increase over the number of students in the...

  • Squash success for Sultana siblings

    Squash success for Sultana siblings

    It has been an excellent few weeks for siblings Kijan and Colette Sultana, who have been competing in UK and US squash tournaments respectively. Kijan Sultana, 10, won the Under-11 boys category of the Mega Squash Series tournament held at the...

  • It’s D’oh true: Bart’s on campus

    It’s D’oh true: Bart’s on campus

    Bart and Lisa Simpson have been at primary school for 25 years, but that hasn’t stopped them and the rest of the family from showing up on campus. Universities across the US are using satirical references from animated TV show The Simpsons to grab...

  • Emotional literacy games

    The University’s Centre for Re­silience and Socio-Emotional Health has publish­ed a game on emotional literacy. The educational tool aims to develop social and emotional skills such as self-awareness, managing emotions, social awareness, making...

  • Medac marks 25 years of training diplomats

    Medac marks 25 years of training diplomats

    An international conference was held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (Medac) at the University of Malta. Three panels of speakers discussed the Mediterranean in transition, Euro-Mediterranean...

  • Talk on exploring our cosmic journey

    Joseph Caruana will give a talk entitled ‘Our Cosmic Journey’ on December 27 at 7.30pm at the Cinema Room of St James Cavalier, Valletta, organised by Malta Cafe Scientifique. Admission is free. Man has always looked up at the night sky, wondered,...

  • New Mcast students’ council

    New Mcast students’ council

    Following elections held among students at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, the new student council is made up of (from left Nicholas Martin, Institute of Art and Design (Commission for Social Policy); Kristoph Cassar, Institute...

  • Chemistry Department facilities strengthened

    Research programmes in physical, inorganic and organic chemistry at the University’s Chemistry Department were boosted by the purchase of new instruments worth over €725,000 and financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The equipment...

  • International psychology, arts conference call for papers

    A call for papers has been issued for the 32nd International Conference on Psychology and the Arts to be held at the University of Malta on June 25-29, 2015. Papers submitted may be in any application of psychology, from psychoanalysis, object...

  • Clay club

    Clay club

    Economy Minister Chris Cardona (back row, left) presided over the presentation of certificates to 85 children who attended various courses at Clay Club. He thanked club directors Paul and Joan Haber for imparting to the youngsters a love for art...

  • Perugia campus for creativity

    Perugia campus for creativity

    Teachers Marisa Cauchi Hili and Michael Debono, and students Vero­nica Vella and Anna Marie Cini from Sir Mikiel Ang Refalo Sixth Form, Victoria, took part in the Perugia Campus for Creativity in Perugia, Italy, together with participants from 28...

  • Hour of Code

    Hour of Code

    A group of Junior College students attended an ‘Hour of Code’ event hosted by the Microsoft Innovation Centre, Luqa. The activity was held worldwide and aimed at enabling people to experience the basics of computer programming and to demystify...

  • Valletta Art Experience 2014

    Valletta Art Experience 2014

    Grade 12 (Form 5) art students of San Anton School, Żebbiegħ, accompanied by their art teacher Alison Zammit Endrich and Bertha Schembri, were engaged in an overnight activity in Valletta one Sunday in November to fully immerse themselves in the...

  • College publishes a collection of students’ short stories, poems

    College publishes a collection of students’ short stories, poems

    St Martin’s College has launched its first publication entitled Taking Flight: A collection of short stories and poems by St Martin’s College students. The collection, composed by students from levels 7 to 10, explores the world of the teenage...

  • Where was St Paul shipwrecked?

    Where was St Paul shipwrecked?

    The evangelist Luke reports in the Acts of the Apostles that, while Paul was on his way to Rome to face charges, he was shipwrecked on Malta, purportedly at St Paul’s Islands in St Paul’s Bay. The truth is that no hard evidence backs the location.

  • Malta Junior Science Olympiad 2014

    Malta Junior Science Olympiad 2014

    A total of 75 gifted and talented science students from 25 secondary schools recently participated in the first edition of the Malta Junior Science Olympiad. The students were engaged in three challenging scientific investigations related to the...

  • Managing imprinting disorders

    In an interview with Patricia Camilleri for University Matters on Campus FM 103.7, Jean Calleja Agius recently discussed imprinting disorders (IDs), a group of rare congenital diseases affecting growth, development and metabolism with a lifelong...

  • French Ambassador at St Martin’s College

    French Ambassador at St Martin’s College

    French Ambassador Michel Vandepoorter visited St Martin’s College to celebrate the first bilingual programme for French native speakers in Malta which was set up this year at Chiswick House School and St Martin’s College. Vandepoorter, accompanied...

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