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Education

  • Ph.D students on the rise

    Ph.D students on the rise

    Seven Ph.D students at the University of Malta, or 25 per cent of all its Ph.D students, graduated from the Faculty of Science, and this year a further six Ph.Ds and up to 46 Master’s students will graduate in science and mathematics. This was...

  • Awards for student entrepreneurs

    Awards for student entrepreneurs

    Two students at the Entrepreneurship Centre of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast), Roberto Tweraser and Sebastian Mizzi, received the Cercle International Diplomatique et Consulare (CIDIC) Award in recognition of their work...

  • A Sports Day with a difference

    A Sports Day with a difference

    This year’s Sports Day at St Thomas More College primary school, Marsascala, were held on the parish church parvis, the local public garden and the car park, instead of in the school ground. The idea was to show the public the importance the...

  • Significant use of German in Malta’s public spaces

    Significant use of German in Malta’s public spaces

    Research conducted by Jeanette Debono for a disseration for the award of BA (Hons) German at the University of Malta shows a significant use of the German language in names of streets, houses and other places in Malta. The dissertation, entitled...

  • University postgraduate prospectus

    The University of Malta has published its prospectus with details of all the postgraduate courses that it is offering this October and the entry requiements for each course. The prospectus also highlights the courses or areas of study eligible for...

  • Preparing student-athletes for transitions

    The National Sport School in Pembroke has been awarded EU funds for a three-year Erasmusplus project called ‘Preparing Student-Athletes for Transitions’. The project is aimed at helping students to prepare mentally and physically to overcome...

  • Coding for children: what is it and why is it so important?

    Coding for children: what is it and why is it so important?

    In recent years many countries have introduced computer coding in the school curriculum. There is a realisation that coding is a skill that our children will need in the new jobs that will be created in our society in future. Children should learn...

  • Street sport in the City

    Street sport in the City

    A group of sports students from the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) set up a temporary footvolley pitch in St George’s Square, Valletta, for a day. This enabled passersby, including tourists and young people, to try out this...

  • Can VET make schools more ‘attractive’ to at-risk learners?

    Can VET make schools more ‘attractive’ to at-risk learners?

    I firmly believe that vocational education and training (VET) has the potential to enable learners who are likely to drop out of school prematurely to eventually succeed at school. It can motivate low achievers, demotivated learners or ‘theory...

  • Creativity diploma course in Gozo

    Creativity diploma course in Gozo

    The University of Malta’s Diploma in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be offered on a part-time basis at its Gozo campus for the first time in October. During the course, run by the Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and...

  • Debate on voting for small parties

    ‘A vote for a small party is a vote wasted’ was the topic discussed at the second debate held recently at the University by the University of Malta Debating Union (MUDU). The debate focused on the role and future of third parties in Malta’s...

  • Presentation of research on LGBT Catholics

    A presentation of PhD research in the anthropology of religion and sexuality with LGBT Catholics in Malta and Palermo will be delivered by Angele Deguara, a senior lecturer at the University’s Junior College, on Tuesday at 6pm in the Faculty of...

  • From script to screen

    From script to screen

    An illustrated public talk entitled ‘Script to Screen: A Beginner’s Guide to Screenwriting’ by Tom Craig will be held on Wednesday at 5pm at the University of Malta’s Faculty of Arts library in the Old Humanities Building, Msida campus. The talk...

  • New BSc (Hons) in Medical Biochemistry

    The University of Malta’s Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and the Faculty of Science are offering a new full-time Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Biochemistry. Medical biochemistry is the interface between cellular and molecular biology,...

  • University's collaboration with German Business School

    University's collaboration with German Business School

    The Department of Management has concluded the April-May 2017 edition of HNU NeuUlm University's MBA International Extension Programme.  This intensive two-week programme of applied management masterclasses, seminars and industry visits, is run by...

  • Mcast students involved in production of Aida

    Mcast students involved in production of Aida

    Students at various institutes of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) are involved in a production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida that will be performed in the village of Spanga in Friesland, the Netherlands, in July-August 2018,...

  • Seminar on nursing

    A seminar entitled ‘Celebrating nurses’ will be held on Friday at 4.30pm at the South Auditorium of the University’s Facul­ty of Health Science.It is being held on International Nurses Day, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Mater...

  • Symposium on Reformation

    A public symposium entitled ‘The Reformation: Impacts and Consequences’ will be held on Wednesday at 6pm at the University of Malta’s Valletta campus. It will mark the 500th anniversary since Augustinian friar Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to...

  • Teaching VET in schools

    Teaching VET in schools

    The teaching of vocational education (VET) at secon­dary school level in Malta is a move in the right direction educationally, not only because it aligns Malta with Europe but also because it offers learners a wider choice of school subjects – as...

  • Farsons awards for conservation, built heritage dissertations

    Two University of Malta graduates recently received Farsons Dissertation Awards for the best master’s dissertations in conservation and built heritage. Kenneth Cassar, who followed an MA (Cultural Heritage Management) course, was presented the...

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