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Education

  • Think-ing big in a small island

    Think-ing big in a small island

    Malta’s contribution to the Alice Experiment at Cern, the rampage caused by diabetes, care at the end of life, and risky behaviour that gets people into trouble are some of the main topics covered in the latest issue of Think, the University of...

  • Worrying about language

    Worrying about language

    Is the Maltese population losing its command of English? Are standards of English in Malta in decline? Is it true that there was a time when Malta’s population had a faultless command of English? Some emerging facts and figures might suggest a...

  • Henley Malta MBA 2016 graduation

    Henley Malta MBA 2016 graduation

    Nineteen students from Malta were recently conferred the Henley Business School Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Reading, UK, after successfully completing the programme locally. Malta associate and programme director...

  • Morning-after pill effects

    In view of the research available, do you think the morning-after pill (MAP) is abortive or contraceptive? According to research, the MAP works on three levels, one of which is abortive as it does not allow a fertilised egg to be implanted, but...

  • College graduation

    Global College Malta at Smart City recently held its first graduation ceremony at The Palace hotel, Sliema. The students graduated from the college’s Executive MBA and Foundation in Business Management with English courses as well as University of...

  • Engineering study tour in Germany

    Engineering study tour in Germany

    A group of University of Malta undergraduate engineering students and postgraduate students following the M.Sc. in Integrated Product Development recently participated in an industrial study tour to Germany. The students visited the manufacturing...

  • Seeking outstanding alumni

    The University of Malta has issued a call for nominations for its Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award. The award aims to celebrate graduates of the University who have attained distinction in their fields and have used their education and talents...

  • Leading Europe out of crisis by playing digital games

    An Erasmusplus project called Europe in Crisis (eCrisis) will be launched by the University of Malta’s Institute of Digital Games on Friday. The project, which includes partner organisations in Austria and Greece, is aimed at promoting inclusive...

  • Smart use of phones

    Why do you own a smartphone? Nowadays it is a necessity, rather than a luxury, to be constantly connected to the internet. Social media and e-mail are imperative to plan events and having a smartphone ensures you can immediately receive updates.

  • Responsible eating project to be launched in 38 schools

    Responsible eating project to be launched in 38 schools

    Thirty-eight local schools will be participating in the second year of the We Eat Responsibly project, which is being officially launched today – World Food Day – whose theme, announced by the Food and Agriculature Organisation, is ‘Climate is...

  • Entrepreneurship education award

    Entrepreneurship education award

    St Benedict’s College Secondary School, Kirkop, was chosen by Junior Achievement Malta to be awarded The Entrepreneurial School Award 2016. The award was presented to Keith Scicluna, a teacher at the senior school, during a recent conference held...

  • Awarded Ph.D in Statistics

    Awarded Ph.D in Statistics

    Monique Borg Inguanez was recently awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics by Leeds University’s Department of Statistics. Her research involved the study of regularisation tech­niques in regression analysis. In her dissertation Dr Borg...

  • Chinese evening course

    An eight-week evening course in basic Chinese language and culture starts on Tuesday, organised by the University of Malta’s Confucius Institute. The sessions will be held every Tuesday until December 6 from 6.30 to 8pm. The tuition fee is €50 for...

  • Malta hosts Erasmus Student Network

    Malta hosts Erasmus Student Network

    Malta recently hosted for the first time a meeting of the council of national representatives of the largest student association in Europe – the Erasmus Student Network. A total of 70 participants representing 500 higher education institutions...

  • NSTS English conversation classes

    NSTS English Language Institute is offering four-week English conversation evening classes every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7.30pm. During the courses, students engage in various conversation topics, role-plays, and language games...

  • Freshers’ Days at Mcast

    Freshers’ Days at Mcast

    Freshers at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology last week attended a range of events and activities designed to help them get to know other students, make new friends and find their way around campus. These included orientation...

  • Voting at 16

    Do you agree with lowering the voting age for general elections to 16? I don’t think it’s necessary, but I am not against it either. It would definitely be interesting to see what difference it can make in election results. Johann Agius, Master’s...

  • Sixth form ice-breaking activity

    Sixth form ice-breaking activity

    Over 100 new students at St Martin’s College Sixth Form took part in a series of team-building activities during an Ice Breaking Day at Mistra Bay. One of the main tasks for each team was to build a raft from barrels, wooden posts and rope,...

  • Early childhood education for sustainability in Malta

    Environmental sustainability is concerned with how we live now and in the future so that future generations can enjoy the natural resour­ces we have today. It is about safeguarding the natural environment, particularly for the benefit of children...

  • University science summer camp triggers pupils’ curiosity

    University science summer camp triggers pupils’ curiosity

    Sixty-five children aged eight to 13 took part in Xjenza Mania, a summer school organised by the University of Malta’s Cottonera Resource Center (CRC). The intensive six-week programme was designed specifically around science, technology,...

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