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Education

  • Jesuits manual on social teaching

    The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice has said it wants leaders working with adolescents and young persons to deal with current issues in an interesting way. The centre is publishing a manual of 10 sessions in Maltese called X’Jimpurtani to deal...

  • Awarded PhD in educational research and development

    Awarded PhD in educational research and development

    Recently, Kenneth Vella graduated with a PhD in educational research and development from the University of Lincoln in the UK. Vella’s study analysed leadership progression in Maltese schools, with emphasis on Church secondary institutions in a...

  • Lectures open to the public

    The University of Malta is inviting members of the public to attend study units that are normally only open to registered students. The University has identified a number of lectures to be offered by various faculties, institutes and centres.

  • Euroclassica conference

    Euroclassica recently held its yearly conference in Malta. Euroclassica is an organisation that seeks to promote the studying and appreciation of Classics in Europe and to encourage cooperation between national organisations with the same aim...

  • Making science more accessible

    Making science more accessible

    University students will be taking science out of their laboratories and onto the main street of the capital during the Science in the City festival on September 25 from 6pm onwards in Republic Street, Valletta. During the event, engineering, ICT,...

  • Food-themed youth exchange

    Food-themed youth exchange

    Forty-five youths from Malta, Finland, Norway, Ireland and Austria last week took part in a youth exchange entitled ‘It’s all about the food’ that dealt with themes such as eating habits, consumption, employment and the environment. The exchange...

  • Quantum physicist to give talk about teleportation

    Quantum physicist to give talk about teleportation

    Anton Zeilinger, one of Europe’s most influential quantum physicists, will give a talk entitled ‘Teleportation… and what is light?’ on Friday at 7pm at the University’s Valletta campus. Teleportation may sound like the stuff of science fiction,...

  • Augustinian Institute lectures

    Augustinian Institute lectures

    The Augustinian Institute is organising a series of lectures on the theme ‘Sources of wisdom, faith and Augustine of Hippo’. They will start on October 2 and be held every other Friday from 6.15 to 7.15pm, at the institute, Gwardamangia Hill,...

  • Courses regarding e-game programming, development

    Two courses on e-game programming and development will be organised from October to December by Malta University Consulting Ltd in collaboration with the University’s Institute of Digital Games. The sessions will be held at the latter’s computer...

  • Bank supports top students

    Bank supports top students

    Students André Debono and Waqas Ali Shah, who achieved top grades in a diploma in entrepreneurship conferred by St Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, Ħamrun, were presented awards by Bank of Valletta. The Level 5 qualification, accredited by...

  • U3A programme of lectures for the elderly

    The University of the Third Age (U3A), which forms part of the University of Malta, has announced its programme of lectures for the 2015-2016 academic year. Each study unit comprises eight two-hour lectures delivered on the following subjects:...

  • Summer school on maritime law

    Fifty delegates from 16 countries attended the first summer school on maritime law organised by the local branch of the European Law Students’ Association, ELSA Malta. The summer law school comprised a week of lectures by some of the best...

  • Mcast launches its part-time courses

    Mcast launches its part-time courses

    Over 300 part-time courses are being offered by the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology starting in Octo­ber, including eight new part-time degrees for the first time. Lessons will be held in the evenings or on Saturday mornings. This is...

  • La Bacchetta Magica child care centre in Malta

    La Bacchetta Magica child care centre in Malta

    La Bacchetta Magica is opening a child care centre in Malta on September 25 and will form part of the free government child care scheme. Rather than focus on rote learning the centre’s policy is to listen and understand each child’s needs and work...

  • Mcast to provide training services abroad

    The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology has been ap­poin­t-ed by Core Malta Education Solutions Ltd as its provider of vocational education and training programmes in various countries . Mcast will provide course content, certification...

  • Malta to host international conference of Classics educators

    The Euroclassica International Conference will be held at the Osborne Hotel, Valletta, from Friday to next Sunday. It is organised by the Malta Classics Association. About 50 Classics professors from Austria, Belgium, Chile, Cro­atia, Denmark, UK,...

  • Threads call

    A call for papers for publication in the Students’ Philosophy Society journal Threads has been issued. Undergraduate or postgraduate students may present contributions on any philosophy-related topic. Those submitting longer research papers will...

  • Tackling the Maltese language crisis

    Tackling the Maltese language crisis

    The setting up of an academically authoritative (not authoritarian) body such as the National Council for the Maltese Language to watch over our language is partly the result of the destructive tensions that used to prevail in the Akkademja...

  • Teaching Latin in the 21st century

    Teaching Latin in the 21st century

    We are in the age of the science, technology, engineering and maths. But is liberal arts education an ex­pensive luxury in the 21st century? Many professionals believe liberal education prepares people for the world of work by providing them with...

  • Playing video games teaches skills that are relevant to the workplace

    Playing video games teaches skills that are relevant to the workplace

    In today’s society we have to think of the notion of employability within the paradigm of preparing students for the future. It is not an abstract notion but a reality students are facing; they need jobs in the future and we have to find more ways...

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