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Education

  • A debate on press freedom principles

    A debate entitled Battle of Ideas is being organised by the UK Institute of Ideas in collaboration with the University at the Valletta campus on Thursday at 7pm. The speakers are Claire Fox, director of the UK Institute of Ideas and panelist on...

  • Fresh look at quarantine issues

    Fresh look at quarantine issues

    The first international conference of the Quarantine Studies Network will be hosted by the University’s Mediterranean Institute at the Valletta campus, on Friday and Saturday. It is convened by John Chircop. The conference, entitled ‘Mediterranean...

  • Evening course in biology

    Evening course in biology

    A short course entitled ‘An Introduction to Marine Biology’, will be held by the University’s Biology Department from Wednesday to December 20. Its topics include characteristics of the Mediterranean Sea’s marine environment, shore and underwater...

  • MUT courses

    The Malta Union of Teachers will hold the following courses in the first term of the current academic year: ‘Working in the education sector: conditions, issues and important information for all educators’; Inrabbu ‘l Uliedna Aħjar (in...

  • School in tune with ‘Catch the Drop’

    School in tune with ‘Catch the Drop’

    Nine students at Our Lady Immaculate School, Ħamrun, have recorded two original songs in support of HSBC Bank Malta’s water programme Catch the Drop. The students were the vocalists for the songs, and lyrics and music were created and performed...

  • MSSP course on the history of the Church

    A four-session course on the history of the Church is being organised at the Birkirkara oratory of the Missionary Society of St Paul. The course aims to help partici­pants understand better the movements, developments, hierarchy and teachings of...

  • Bartolo at Frankfurt Book Fair

    Bartolo at Frankfurt Book Fair

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo was a speaker at an international summit on the theme ‘Challenges in education and culture policy’ at the Frankfurt Book Fair. He spoke about global educational challenges, including the balance between...

  • Youth entrepreneurship conference

    Youth entrepreneurship conference

    Over 200 students at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology attended a conference on youth entrepreneurship aimed at creating awareness about the reality of setting up a business, the risk of failure and current opportunities for students.

  • Delivering a culturally sensitive curriculum

    Researcher and multicultural education trainer Brian Vassallo, has had two of his studies published in the August issue of the International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, accessible at www.ijlter.org/index.php/ijlter. The...

  • Europe’s migrants: the moral economy of deservingness

    A public lecture on the topic ‘Europe’s migrants: the moral economy of deservingness’ will be given by Charles Watters, a professor from Kent and Rutgers universities and an expert researcher and lecturer on work with immigrants. It will be held...

  • New civil engineering student chapter set up

    A new student chapter of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has been set up at the University’s Faculty for the Built Environment. ICE represents around 80,000 civil engineers worldwide, making it one of the world’s largest civil engineering...

  • Open day at University

    Open day at University

    The University will be abuzz today from 10am till 5pm with activities for people of all ages taking place as part of the Discover University open day. Ample parking and canteen facilities are available. For details visit...

  • Youths on The Zone

    Youths on The Zone

    Video interviews of youths talking about their careers, talents, social life and fashion are being featured on The Zone at www.timesofmalta.com/thezone. This week, new interviews will be uploaded with digital games developers William Cachia and...

  • Maltese students at Cyprus green journalism workshop

    Maltese students at Cyprus green journalism workshop

    Nine Maltese students from various schools took part in a three-day series of workshops in Cyprus on sustainable development and journalism together with 70 other students and teachers from all over the world. During the event, the students...

  • Activities lined up for University open day

    The University’s Faculty of Science is setting up a science zone at the Discover University open day on October 26 from 10am to 5pm to mark the faculty’s centenary. Experts from the Physics Depart­ment will answer questions such as ‘What is...

  • Exhibition on Cottonera Hospital at St Edward’s College

    Exhibition on Cottonera Hospital at St Edward’s College

    An exhibition highlighting the history of Cottonera Hospital was inaugurated at St Edward’s College by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. He also unveiled a plaque at the college’s main entrance to commemorate the role the hospital played in World War I.

  • Paola school marks animal awareness day

    Paola school marks animal awareness day

    Animal Awareness Day was celebrated at St Joseph Mater Boni Consilii School, Paola, with Fr Mario Attard blessing pets brought to school. This was followed by a presentation on Funny Farm Malta by Pedro Griscti, who also brought one of the...

  • Top UK author to boost local creative writing

    Top UK author to boost local creative writing

    A creative writing programme has been set up at the University’s Faculty of Arts. It aims to build up capacity to provide services to aspiring and established writers, through individual manuscript consultations, public readings and talks, and by...

  • Spring hunting polemic

    Hunting for birds in Malta has been a polemical issue for decades as there is a clear divide between those in favour and those against it. This was epitomised in the KSU debate last week by the antagonism bet­ween Birdlife representative Mark...

  • University agreement with IIJ

    University agreement with IIJ

    A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the University and the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law Foundation (IIJ). It aims to promote the two organisation’s mutual interests of advancing peace and security,...

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