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Education

  • Success ‘more nature than nurture’

    Scientists studied the extent to which genetics contributes to academic success in more than 11,000 identical and non-identical 16-year-old twins. They concluded that the DNA a child is born with accounts for more of the differences seen in exam...

  • 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. A new interview with JCI Malta president Jonathan Borg and Annalisa Schembri, president and...

  • A fun way to make kids eat well and move

    A campaign called Ċaqlaq (Move) aimed at promoting healthy eating habits and exercise among seven to nine-year-olds was held in a number of local primary schools through fun, comical and interactive workshops in the children’s classrooms. During...

  • Mcast in €2m biomass research centre project

    The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology is a partner in a project worth over €2.1 million that aims to create a research centre aimed at supporting local authorities and small and medium-sized enterprises, mainly in the building and...

  • Students promote multidisciplinary view of healthcare

    A one-day conference entitled The Multidisciplinary Approach to Healthcare for students from all healthcare-related courses at University was recently held to help them appreciate the role each profession has in treating and rehabilitating a...

  • 50 years of engineering degree courses in Malta

    Imagine a university where students have no access to the internet. Where no one has a computer, or even an electronic calculator and has to perform complex calculations using a contraption known as a slide rule. Or where parking at the University...

  • Student organisations collaborate for charity

    Student organisations are an ever-growing presence on campus during the academic year. Students’ participation is rising and social network use and improved marketing techniques have led in more awareness of what faculty and non-faculty-based...

  • The environment

    Are we doing enough to safeguard our natural surroundings? There seems to be a lot of concern about buildings everywhere. There are many abandoned buildings around, yet we just keep building new ones. Josef Busuttil, 23, Mcast Higher National...

  • Conference on kindergartens

    Kindergartens for Children: Drawing on Educational and Child Development Perspectives is a round-table conference to be held on Tuesday from 9am to 1pm at the Education Ministry’s conference hall, Floriana. It will bring together professionals who...

  • Students draft their manifesto

    At a symposium held at St Benedict College Boys’ Secondary School, Kirkop, as part of the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms project, young student leaders drew up the following manifesto containing recommendations for the education...

  • Youths 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 Omar Zawia Abela, an ICT student and media officer at the ICT...

  • School takes fun movement seriously

    Chiswick House School, Kappara, organised a Movement Week, during which it chose various songs related to movement and asked its students at every level to practise a dance which was then performed in the school theatre for the rest of the...

  • Alistair Chalmers Bursary launched

    An agreement was recently made between the University and the Alistair David Robert Chalmers Trust to establish the Alistair Chalmers Bursary. The scholarship is to be awarded annually to an undergraduate student from the Department of Spanish and...

  • New engineering student body

    A new student organisation – the Mcast Engineering Student Organisation (Meso) – was recently launched for engineering students studying at the college to represent them and to act as their voice and link with industry. Minister for Transport and...

  • Table Tennis at St Benild’s

    St Benild’s School, Sliema, has introduced table tennis training for Grade 1 and Grade 2 students through fun and innovative lessons and activities. The initiative was made possible thanks to Joe Borg Cardona, director of the Malta International...

  • Showcase of biology students’ research

    The findings of research projects undertaken by undergraduate and postgraduate students of the University’s Department of Biology will be showcased at the department’s annual Biology Symposiumon Saturday. During the event, 18 BSc students and...

  • Study on age-appropriate iPad use by young children

    A dissertation by Veronica Montanaro, a clinical specialist in Augmentative and Alternative Communication, has provided fresh insight into the way children under the age of three interact with an iPad. The study, ‘Young children and iPads: A...

  • Science programme winners visit Bristol

    Five students and their Biology teacher from St Benedict College’s Girls Secondary School, Tarxien, recently took part in a science tour in Bristol after they placed first in the Biology theme and second in the 2013 School Contest for Young...

  • Mcast holds student council elections

    Close to 700 students from the various Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology institutes voted for their representative on the college’s student council during the elections held last Tuesday. The elected candidates are Matthew Zammit,...

  • Courses and work

    Have you ever done any practical work related to your course? No, not yet. I’d like to teach, but instead of doing a PGCE I thought it would be a better idea to do a Master’s degree first. However, I have helped out in various summer schools such...

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