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  • IOI bursary awarded

    IOI bursary awarded

    The 2015 Elisabeth Mann Borgese bursary has been awarded to Kristina Edwards to carry out research to assess levels of microplastics in Maltese waters and the central Mediterranean and their impacts on selected marine species in compliance with...

  • New learning area

    New learning area

    Chiswick House School, San Ġwann, has opened a new Bumbles Bees section to cater for two-year-old children. The new section is split into six learning areas dedicated to communication language and literacy; problem solving reasoning and numeracy;...

  • A student’s view of public transport

    The fact that the vast majority of University students have trouble getting to the campus is no surprise; it’s been that way for so long that now it’s simply accepted as a fact of life, rather than a glaring fault in our transport system. It is...

  • Travelling to University

    Travelling to University

    How do you get to university and why that mode of transport? I drive, but today I happened to come late and there was no parking so I returned home and came back with my parents. Justine Ciappara, B.Criminology 1st year. I use public transport, as...

  • Think-ing about scientific research

    Think-ing about scientific research

    A new edition of the University’s research magazine Think has been issued. To mark the centenary of the Faculty of Science the edition is dedicated to scientific research taking place on campus, such as how Facebook suggests friends, studies of...

  • Revamped news portal

    Revamped news portal

    The University has launched a news portal called Newspoint in place of its News on Campus e-newsletter. It features media coverage on the University and videos on research and activities on campus. University students, staff and alumni will...

  • A Spanish musical tradition

    A Spanish musical tradition

    Salamanca University Tuna, a group from the University of Salamanca that preserves the popular musical tradition of Spain and Latin America, will perform at the University quadrangle (Atriju Vassalli) tomorrow from 12.30 to 1.30pm, and at the...

  • Medac’s international reach

    Medac’s international reach

    The Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (Medac) at the University welcomed 40 students from 22 countries to its 2015-16 master courses in diplomatic studies and conflict analysis and resolution, the latter offered jointly with George Mason...

  • Learning new ways of teaching creativity

    Students following courses at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology’ Institute of Creative Arts participated in an EU Art project supported by the Comenius programme. The project focused on the use of new teaching techniques to develop...

  • Dyslexic youth exchange project

    Dyslexic youth exchange project

    Eleven Maltese youths with a profile of dyslexia and 11 students from the Istituto Salesiano ‘Beata Vergine di San Luca’, Bologna, Italy, took part in an youth exchange project funded by the Erasmusplus Key Action 1. The Maltese youths are...

  • Manual, training for youth group leaders

    A manual of activities for youth groups called X’Jimpurtani has been published by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. It contains 10 sessions about the impact of the media, fair trade, poverty, immigration, politics, the environment, work and...

  • Lecture on Knights’ symbols

    St John’s Co-Cathedral curator Cynthia de Giorgio will give a lecture on the meaning and interpretation of some of the Baroque period symbols used at the cathedral to express the Knights’ ambitions and devotions. The lecture will be held at the...

  • Mcast Fresher’s Week

    Mcast Fresher’s Week

    Mcast Freshers’ Week was held at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology main campus last week. Various activities were held for new students to learn more about the college, the respective institutes and student services. These included...

  • Migration’s effect on European identity

    Migration’s effect on European identity

    A one-day workshop-conference entitled ‘At the Borders of Identity: Forces of Cohesion and Division in European Migration at Local, National and European Levels’ will be hosted by the University of Malta’s anthropological sciences and...

  • MSSP launches its programme for 2015-16

    A new pastoral programme for the 2015-16 academic year has been launched by the Missionary Society of St Paul at its oratory in Birkirkara. The programme offers a variety of activities including seminars, biblical courses, youth groups,...

  • Talk on abyss around Malta

    ‘Deep Abyss’ is the title of a talk about the seabed to be delivered by Aaron Micallef on Wednesday at 7.30pm at St James Cavalier’s cinema room, Valletta. Although it is still more poorly mapped than some planets in the solar system, the ocean...

  • Centenary of Science Faculty

    Centenary of Science Faculty

    An extraordinary commemorative meeting of University’s Faculty of Science board was held in the rector’s office at the Valletta campus to mark the centenary of the board’s first sitting on September 17, 1915.

  • Engineering PhD summer school

    Engineering PhD summer school

    Ten PhD students from Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Lebanon and Venezuela took part in the second week of the 2015 PhD summer school on Integrated Product Development at Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany. The summer...

  • To play or not to play – video games for learning

    To play or not to play – video games for learning

    A pertinent question I constantly ask myself as a teacher is: did I really teach if my students do not understand what I have delivered? Essentially an important prerogative in teaching is not that facts are transmitted and received, but that...

  • Skolasajf students made more aware of water’s importance

    Skolasajf students made more aware of water’s importance

    For the third consecutive year, HSBC’s Catch the Drop campaign worked with the government’s Skolasajf summer school programme, and used all its activities to make them more aware of the importance of water and the need to do everything possible to...

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