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Education

  • Youths and healthy sex

    Youths and healthy sex

    What do you think about sexual health education in Malta? Sexual health education in Malta is very basic. At school it was more about sex from a biological perspective and protecting ourselves from sexually transmitted infections. We did not...

  • Mcast lecture in Germany

    Mcast senior lecturer Brian Azzo­pardi gave a lecture entitled ‘Or­ganic solar cells electricity: Will it be the preferred low-cost form of solar electricity?’ at the Mat­Hero PhD School in Germany’s Black Forest region. It dealt with a series of...

  • MA in Ageing, Dementia Studies

    A Master of Arts in Ageing and Dementia Studies will be offered by the new Department of Gerontology at the University’s Faculty for Social Wellbeing from February 2016. The postgraduate degree is unique as it focuses on the interface between...

  • Seminar on interpreting at the Commission

    Seminar on interpreting at the Commission

    A seminar on working as a European Commission interpreter will be addressed by Carlos Hoyos on Tuesday from 11am to 1pm at the University’s Old Humanities hall 122. It is organised by the University’s Department of Translation, Terminology and...

  • School visit to Sicily

    School visit to Sicily

    Forty senior school students from St Catherine’s High School, Pembroke, accompanied by five teachers, spent a day touring various locations in Sicily including Mount Etna and Taormina.

  • Creative arts collaboration

    Creative arts collaboration

    The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology and Fondazzjoni Ċentru għall-Kreat­tività have agreed to collaborate to enable students studying various disci­plines at Mcast to participate in the foundation’s activities and creative projects.

  • Words to define life in 2015

    Words to define life in 2015

    A dramatic change in the way we watch television has led to “binge-watch” being named the Collins Word of the Year 2015. Lexicographers – the people who compile dictionaries – have seen a 200 per cent increase in its usage on last year as viewers...

  • High response to ELT Malta Conference

    A total of 350 English Language Teaching (ELT) professionals working in private language schools and the mainstream educational sector, attended the fourth edition of the annual ELT Malta Conference organised by the English Language Teaching...

  • Promoting research and development

    Promoting research and development

    How important is R and D to academic life and job oppor­tunities in the field of science? R and D is very important to academic life and employment. It is a great driving force for many people studying in the scientific field. Rebecca Spiteri, 3rd...

  • Talk on translations done by machines

    Talk on translations done by machines

    ‘Machine Translation: X’inhu?’ is the title of a talk that Mike Rosner will deliver on Wednesday at 7.30pm at the Cinema Room, St James Cavalier, Valletta. Rosner will discuss why machine translation is difficult and will sketch two opposed...

  • St Catherine’s turns Pink

    St Catherine’s turns Pink

    St Catherine’s High School, Pemkbroke, held a dress down day as part of the Pink October campaign that raised €700 for the Marigold Foundation in support of breast cancer research. Students and teachers were invited to come to school in casual...

  • Short courses in Biology

    Two short evening introductory courses on marine biology and fisheries and aquaculture will be held from Tuesday to January 7. Lectures will be held between 6 and 8pm, and site visits/fieldwork will be held on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. The topics...

  • 6,676 Mcast students

    6,676 Mcast students

    Mcast’s student population this year stands at 6,676, a three per cent increase over last year. The college accepted 2,659 new applicants, most of whom enrolled in courses run by the institutes of Information and Communication Technology, Business...

  • Mcast discussion on challenges facing young entrepreneurs and SMEs

    A discussion on challenges faced by young entrepreneurs and SMEs is being organised tomorrow from 9am to noon at the main campus of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, Paola. It will be following by a visit to the Mcast...

  • Call for innovative water harvesting proposals

    Students, schools and local councils are invited to submit proposals for innovative water harvesting projects to be supported by the HSBC Water Programme – Catch the Drop campaign. Proposals must be submitted by December 18. Some of the winning...

  • Helping students eat responsibly

    Fourteen schools have been awarded funding to develop programmes to help their students adopt new behaviour patterns related to food. The funding forms part of the EU project We Eat Responsibly, involving partners from nine EU countries, including...

  • Show of support for Birdlife Malta’s learning through nature programme

    Show of support for Birdlife Malta’s learning through nature programme

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo joined a school visit to Għadira nature reserve to show his support for Birdlife Malta’s learning through nature programme. The minister joined pupils from Mellieħa Primary School as they explored Għadira nature...

  • Giving stipends to mature students makes sense

    It is no secret that our current stipend system, while electorally cozy for all parties concerned, is far from efficient. Nevertheless, last Monday’s Budget has added another twist, as stipends are to be now to be given to all mature students on a...

  • Ċaqlaq campaign is set to continue

    Ċaqlaq campaign is set to continue

    A campaign called Ċaqlaq aimed at improving health and fitness awareness among pupils and their families is about to enter its third year. The Ċaqlaq team will be touring local schools and engaging children in grades 1 to 3 with creative and...

  • Recycling on campus

    Recycling on campus

    Do you know where the recycling bins are on campus? During the first week of University there were big bins in the student parking area behind Student House, but some people had complained about them. There are also some in the Gateway Building area.

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