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Education

  • Drug reform and liberalism

    Drug reform and liberalism

    After the enactment of the Civil Unions Bill, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat hinted that the next step is drug reform, starting with decriminalisation of soft drugs for first-time users. Do you agree with this? Reform of drug law is long overdue. I...

  • NGS course at Mater Dei

    The third course in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) will be webcast at the Malta Remote Training Centre at the University Medical School, Mater Dei Hospital, from the University of Bologna Residential Centre of Bertinoro, Italy, from Wednesday to...

  • Social, emotional learning

    A seminar on social and emotional learning in the classroom will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 6pm in the Unversity’s Psychology Laboratory, Old Humanities Building (OH110), Msida campus. The speaker is Dr Annalisa Morganti from the Department of...

  • Biometrics and forensics international workshop

    Biometrics and forensics international workshop

    Over 80 participants from 30 countries recently attended the second International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF) held at the University’s Valletta campus. It included sessions on forensic fingerprint identification, biometric analysis...

  • Arts Faculty MA Fair

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, an MA Fair will be held on the library terrace by the University’s Faculty of Arts. The aim is to showcase and promote the faculty’s varied programme of postgraduate courses. Events include discussion sessions on course...

  • On The Zone this week

    On The Zone this week

    Video interviews of youths talking about their careers, talents, social life and fashion are being featured on The Zone at www.timesofmalta.com/thezone. Tomorrow a new interview with chemist and environmental campaigner Anthony Debono will be...

  • Vox pops on campus

    As the Easter holidays end today, University will be back to normal, so The Zone team will be back on campus asking students more questions. Among other topics Lucia Farrugia will ask students what local or international news they are currently...

  • Training courses in May

    Hand in Hand Malta is organising two training courses next month. • A two-day course entitled An Introduction to Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) will be held on May 17 and 24 from 1 to 4pm. ABA is a method of studying and managing behaviour to...

  • Youths and ecology

    Ecological Sustainability: The Crucial Role of Participation and its Implications for Youth Policy and Youth Work Practice is the title of a public lecture by Dr Reingard Spannring from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, on Wednesday from 6 to...

  • Rethinking work in the Alps

    Rethinking work in the Alps

    NSTF Malta recently nominated a Malta Student Science Forum participant, Daniel Camilleri, to take part in the third Swiss Talent Forum held by Swiss Youth in Science, a think-tank for young adults interested in global and long-term challenges of...

  • Students promote Malta in Sweden

    Students promote Malta in Sweden

    Two students from Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School, Naxxar, accompanied by two teachers, recently visited Karlstad, Sweden, for the last mobility of a Comenius multilateral partnership entitled European Tourism – Skills for Work, Skill for...

  • Paceville safety

    Paceville safety

    Reports suggest that crime in Malta is steadily rising. What do you think? It is true that lately there have been more fights at the places of youth entertainment reported in the newspapers. There has also been a marked rise in petty theft, such...

  • Mcast students catch the spirit of Banif

    Mcast students catch the spirit of Banif

    Eight first-year students studying location photography at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology recently presented Banif Bank (Malta) plc with a set of digital photos of the various locations where the bank has branches in Malta.

  • Talk on violence in Nigeria

    ‘In God’s Name: Violent Youth, Primitive Accumulation and Power Wars in Nigeria’s Illegal and Legal Economies’ is the title of a paper to be presented on by Dr Caroline Ifeka from the Australian National University. In the paper she investigates...

  • Postgraduate prospectus

    The first edition of the University’s prospectus of postgraduate courses for academic year 2014/5 was recently published. It includes a professional doctorate programme designed for students pursuing professional or industry-based careers. The...

  • Psychodynamics of anger

    Nick Cachia will give a seminar entitled The Psychodynamics of Anger on Wednesday from 1 to 2.30pm in the University’s Psychology Lab, Old Humanities room 101, Msida campus. The lecture will explore some of the psychic mechanisms, conflicts and...

  • 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. Tomorrow a new interview with librarian Cheryl Falzon will be uploaded. With today’s...

  • ESU debating academy

    A group of 16-year-old sixth form students recently took part in the English-Speaking Union Malta’s Debating Academy, during which they engaged in a series of debates to practise public speaking based on well-researched, objective positions on...

  • Teaching the love of learning

    Teaching the love of learning

    Immaculate Conception Secondary School Tarxien, which forms part of St Jeanne Antide College, has the highest percentage of students who decide to further their studies after compulsory education, beating all other State, Church and independent...

  • Educational visit to London

    Educational visit to London

    St Ignatius College’s Girls’ Secondary School, Ħandaq, recently held a four-day educational visit to London for its Form 3 science, arts and business studies students which provided a multitude of holistic learning experiences. The students toured...

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