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  • Trust offers more support to University department

    Trust offers more support to University department

    An agreement signed in 2013 between the ADRC Trust and the University of Malta establishing the Alistair Chalmers Bursary was recently renewed and widened to include support for other activities of the University’s department of Spanish and Latin...

  • Mind the digital talent gap

    Mind the digital talent gap

    Some companies say their organisation’s digital talent is strong, or not. But what is their definition of digital talent? It is not easy to define in a few words. My view is that it is neither skills in using Facebook or Twitter nor digital...

  • Educators discuss inclusion at eTwinning conference in Malta

    Educators discuss inclusion at eTwinning conference in Malta

    Addressing 750 European education policymakers, school leaders, at the three-day eTwinning Annual Conference held in Malta, Mark Penfold, lead teacher for ethnic minority achievement at Babington College, Leicester, UK, emphasised the need to stop...

  • Reform in local teacher qualification

    Reform in local teacher qualification

    Although numbers are a measure of success, quality education is anything but a simple mathematical exercise.  Education requires constant innovation and improvement in order to face changes and challenges. Locally, for example, while we witness...

  • Training courses in solar heating, PV installation and engineering

    Training courses in solar heating, PV installation and engineering

    Courses aimed at training installers and engineers of solar heating and solar photovoltaic (PV) system installations are being held by the University of Malta’s Institute for Sustainable Energy, starting on February 5. Lectures will be held twice...

  • London College of Music graduation

    London College of Music graduation

    The Malta Society of Arts (MSA) recently held a graduation ceremony for 50 music students who obtained their diplomas with the London College of Music (LCM) examinations in the practical and theory sections. The evening started out with a few...

  • Awarded MMus in Musicology by Edinburgh University

    Clara Galea recently completed with distinction the Master in Musicology course at the University of Edinburgh. Her studies were conducted with leading researchers and lecturers in the field, including Prof. Peter Nelson, Dr Benedict Taylor, Dr...

  • Teacher education in the past 40 years

    Teacher education in the past 40 years

    Currently four deans, out of a total of 14 at the University of Malta, hold a first degree from the Faculty of Education, which this year is celebrating its 40th anniversary. They follow in the footsteps of many other prominent scholars and...

  • A digital toolkit to stimulate pupils’ curiosity in science

    A digital toolkit to stimulate pupils’ curiosity in science

    A three-year project aimed at develo­ping a digital toolkit to stimulate pupils’ curiosity in scientific topics will be launched this week. The toolkit will merge technical innovation and new pedagogical opportunities to create a playful, virtual...

  • University expert briefing on cloud data privacy case

    University expert briefing on cloud data privacy case

    University of Malta academic Prof. Joe Cannataci, in his capacity as the UN’s first Special Rapporteur on Privacy, recently submitted an amicus curiae brief to the US Supreme Court in a landmark case about whose law should govern searches and...

  • Matlab training course

    A short course in the numeri­cal computing programming language Matlab will be held in February and March by Malta University Consulting Ltd. The course will be spread over eight sessions of three hours each and will take place at University of...

  • International meeting in Malta on PV technology in buildings

    International meeting in Malta on PV technology in buildings

    The integration of photovoltaic technology in the built environment was the theme of a three-day meeting in Malta of representatives from institutions from five countries supported by the European Commission’s Renewable Energy and Landscape...

  • Student’s survey finds that 40 per cent of the elderly are depressed

    A survey conducted by a Master’s student among Maltese elderly people aged over 75 living in the community found that 40.3 per cent were depressed; at the same time, 10.2 per cent had marginal ties with members of their family and 53.6 per cent...

  • BOV awards for engineering students

    BOV awards for engineering students

    Christian Grech and Raisa Chetcuti are the first winners of the Bank of Valletta award for engineering students for 2016. The award is a grant given to engineering students who show excellence and innovation in their final year projects. Grech is...

  • International meetings on nutrition topics

    International meetings on nutrition topics

    The promotion and facilitation of healthier diets was the focus of two recent international meetings addressed by Suzanne Piscopo, head of the University of Malta’s Department of Health, Physical Education and Consumer Studies. At the national...

  • Maltese participants in Seville workshop on design of smart microgrids

    Maltese participants in Seville workshop on design of smart microgrids

    Representatives from the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast), Electronic Systems Design Ltd and GeoSYS Ltd-Malta, together with other partners in the design, development and demonstration of a future-proof active Smart MicroGrid...

  • MMLA president lectures IMLI students

    MMLA president lectures IMLI students

    Malta Maritime Law Association (MMLA) president Ann Fenech recently delivered a set of lectures on the role of the local and international maritime law practitioner to students at the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI). Dr Fenech,...

  • Opportunity to boost your digital skills on the job

    Opportunity to boost your digital skills on the job

    The digital skills gap widens and narrows depending on the region and the speed at which technology changes. Blending education with workplace practice is one way to help to meet the ICT industry’s digital skills requirements. The EU has...

  • M.Sc in Sport Business Management

    Eman Camilleri has been awarded a Master of Science in Sport Business Management with distinction by Sheffield Hallam University. During his year in Sheffield, Camilleri worked alongside leading sport business practitioners from both the...

  • Mosta primary project connects maths teaching and recycling

    Mosta primary project connects maths teaching and recycling

    Parents and educators at Maria Regina College Mosta Primary A Kindergarten Annexe have created a mathematics outdoor exploration area using recycled materials as part of a project during European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) 2017 that linked...