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  • New CSA executive committee

    New CSA executive committee

    A new executive committee of the Church Schools Association (CSA) was recently elected at the association’s annual general meeting for the next three years. Photo shows the committee at its first meeting, (from left) Mariuccia Fenech (general...

  • Forty more schools awarded Green Flag

    Forty more schools awarded Green Flag

    Forty schools enrolled in the local Ekoskola programme were recently awarded the international Green Flag award, and other schools received silver and bronze awards in recognition of their actions to bring about significant changes to promote...

  • Introduction to marine biology

    Introduction to marine biology

    A short evening course entitled ‘An introduction to marine biology’ will be held by the Department of Biology of the University of Malta’s Faculty of Science from October 31 to December 15. The course covers topics such as the general...

  • Esplora 2018-9 education programme launched

    Esplora Interactive Science Centre, Kalkara, recently launched its education programme for 2018-9 and its planeta­rium live shows, which enable visitors to immerse themselves in the wonders of the night sky and experience travelling to the...

  • Students turn spotlight on mental health

    Students turn spotlight on mental health

    St Margaret College Verdala School Queen’s Young Leaders Group last Monday addressed a school morning assembly together with their group founder teacher, Martin Azzopardi SDC, to raise awareness about mental health and to mark World Mental Health...

  • First footage from University’s Memento camera

    First footage from University’s Memento camera

    The engineering team behind the University of Malta’s Memento project has released footage taken with the home-grown high frame rate camera after two-and-a-half years of hard work and steep learning. The video clip shows the sparks emerging from a...

  • Senior University lecturer profiled in The Lancet

    The Lancet, the world’s leading independent medical journal, recently profiled Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, a senior lecturer in health services management at the University of Malta and president of the European Public Health Association. The...

  • Prototype of University’s first electronics product developed

    Prototype of University’s first electronics  product developed

    A team of young engineers at the University of Malta’s Department of Electronic Systems Engineering forming part of the Memento project have pulled together their different threads of research and development to produce a complete prototype of a...

  • Study tour in Germany

    Study tour in Germany

    A group of University of Malta undergraduate engineering students and postgraduate students following the MSc. in Integrated Product Development recently took part in an industrial study tour to Munich and Donauwörth in Germany. The students...

  • Short course in fisheries and aquaculture

    Short course in fisheries and aquaculture

    A short evening course entitled ‘An Introduction to Fisheries and Aquaculture’ will be held at the University of Malta’s Department of Biology from October 23 to December 4. Alarming headlines about the dire state of the world’s oceans have become...

  • Teachers look in-depth at Finnish education system

    Teachers look in-depth at Finnish education system

    A great deal of interest in Finland’s  educational system has been generated over the last couple of years around the world due to the system’s success in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results. For this reason, many...

  • University to educate more Kuwaiti doctors, dentists

    University to educate more Kuwaiti doctors, dentists

    Twelve Kuwaiti students will be joining the University of Malta’s Doctor of Medicine and Surgery and Bachelor of Dental Surgery courses next month, supported by scholarships provided by Kuwait’s Ministry of Higher Education. The University already...

  • How can a country best tap its research?

    The University of Malta is involved in a four-year study that is exploring how to best embed a culture of responsible research and innovation (RRI) and making this part of the governance and practice of research institutions. During the study,...

  • The Malta Scout Fellowship celebrates 25th anniversary

    “Once a scout, always a scout” very much sums up what the Malta Scout Fellowship is all about. Set up 25 years ago, the Scout Fellowship brings together those individuals who have retired or stopped serving in some leadership role within the local...

  • Prizes awarded to summer reading challenge winners

    Prizes awarded to summer reading challenge winners

    A prize-giving ceremony for the winners of the ‘Kemm Qrajt fis-Sajf’ summer reading challenge and the bookmark design competitions was recently held by the National Literacy Agency at Fort St Angelo, Vittoriosa. A total of 928 participants took...

  • University hosts meeting of 800 seismologists

    University hosts meeting of 800 seismologists

    Around 800 seismologists from Europe and beyond recently gathered in Malta for the 36th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission (ESC) conference, which was hosted by the University of Malta’s Department of Geosciences at the...

  • ‘Overwhelming response’ to new teacher degree programmes

    The Institute for Education has reported receiving “an overwhelming” number of applications for its new online and part-time degree programmes for over 8,500 educators in Malta, especially its new Master in Applied Educational Leadership, its...

  • New MSc in Biomedical Engineering – Biomechanics

    New MSc in Biomedical Engineering – Biomechanics

    A new full-time course leading to a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering – Biomechanics is be­ing offered by the University of Malta. The course, which starts next month, is an interfaculty programme of the Faculty of Engineering and the...

  • International training for early years educators

    International training for early years educators

    Prof. Valerie Sollars and Prof. Carmel Cefai from the University of Malta recently attended a one-week international teacher training course for early years educators in Kranevo, Bulgaria, as part of the Movup Erasmusplus project. Eunice...

  • Support for University research on plastic deterioration, wall paintings restoration

    Support for University research on plastic deterioration, wall paintings restoration

    The Gasan Foundation has awarded €61,000 to support two University of Malta research projects – €50,000 to part-finance the conservation of the Matteo Perez D’Aleccio wall paintings at the Grandmasters’ Palace in Valletta, and €11,000 to finance a...