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  • Doctorate in nursing

    Catherine Sharples has been awarded a doctorate in nursing by the University of Manchester. Her thesis, entitled ‘History of nursing professionalisation in Malta (1964-1996)’ focussed on how demographic and educational changes and political...

  • Malta’s participation in EU Codeweek boosted

    Malta’s participation in EU Codeweek boosted

    The number of sessions carried out in Malta as part of EU Codeweek 2017 between October 7 and 22 was the highest per capita compared to other European countries, said Carm Cachia, executive coordinator, eSkills Malta Foundation. During the...

  • University, Mita sign collaboration agreements

    The University of Malta and the Malta Information Technology Agency (Mita) have signed a two-year framework agreement to establish mutually beneficial collaboration that allows for a number of initiatives to take shape according to separate...

  • Bridging business-student gaps

    The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) and the Malta Employers Association have agreed to collaborate to provide training and work placements for students on business-related courses at Mcast and to identify and address gaps...

  • Paola school installs borehole to recharge water table

    Paola school installs borehole to recharge water table

    In a first project of its kind at a Church school, Mater Boni Consilii St Joseph School, Paola, recently inaugurated a water borehole that will channel collected rainwater back into the water table. During the inauguration, school headmaster...

  • Universities call for Brexit talks

    Leaders of 22 European higher education bodies, including University of Malta rector Alfred Vella, have called for the speeding up of Brexit negotiations so that talks can begin over the future of European research, collaboration, and student...

  • Maltese video game draws international attention

    Maltese video game draws international attention

    A video game developed by the University of Malta’s Institute of Digital Games has attracted considerable attention in the video game industry, culminating in a feature in Kotaku, one of the most globally prominent video game websites. The game,...

  • University, Farsons Foundation sign collaboration agreement

    University, Farsons Foundation sign collaboration agreement

    The University of Malta and the Farsons Foundation have agreed to identify opportunities for collaborative research in a wide range of areas, including engineering, ICT, built heritage, history, economics, management, accountancy, social...

  • Course on the early Christian Church

    Course on the early Christian Church

    The Missionary Society of St Paul (MSSP) is organising a short course entitled ‘The Early Church’, focusing on the roots of Christian life and its relevance today. Among other topics it will deal with the Church’s early history, its leaders,...

  • Bursary awarded to support research on invasive algae

    Bursary awarded to support research on invasive algae

    Research on invasive alien seaweeds in Maltese waters and their impact  on native marine biota and their habitats will be supported by the 2017 edition of the International Ocean Institute’s (IOI) Elisabeth Mann Borgese Bursary. The research...

  • Large new intake on Malta diplomacy programme

    Large new intake on Malta diplomacy programme

    A total of 35 postgraduate students from 15 countries have enrolled in this year’s Master’s of Arts in Diplomatic Studies and Master of Diplomacy degree programmes at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (Medac) at the University of...

  • Eco-schools staff training session to mark World Food Day

    Eco-schools staff training session to mark World Food Day

    In a training session at the Majjistral Park visitor centre held to mark World Food Day, school staff involved in five local eco-schools taking part in the global We Eat Responsibly project participated in a series of workshops to stimulate...

  • Conference highlights connections, barriers to multidisciplinary learning

    Conference highlights connections, barriers to multidisciplinary learning

    Over 100 academics recently participated in the Junior College’s annual three-day conference which was aimed at building bridges between different academic disciplines and research strategies. Held on the theme ‘Connections’, it sought to promote...

  • Mcast explores Dutch training in fashion, retail

    Mcast explores Dutch training in fashion, retail

    The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) is exploring the possibility of cooperating with a Dutch regional vocational education and training centre to enhance the direct hands-on experience in the fashion business and retail...

  • Seeing the environment as a gift, a means to communicate with God

    Seeing the environment as a gift, a means to communicate with God

    One of the latest initiatives of St Dorothy Senior School’s Eco-School Committee has been to learn sign language and teach it to other students. One might ask: ‘How is this related to the environment?’ The answer is that since it is vital to...

  • Top AI student awarded master’s scholarship

    Top AI student awarded master’s scholarship

    Ayrton Azzopardi has been awarded a s­­­­­­­­­­cholarship by EntroPay Services to cover the tuition fee of the University of Malta’s Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the current academic year. The scholarship was offered...

  • Eco-Schools students voice concerns about marine-related issues

    Eco-Schools students voice concerns about marine-related issues

    Eighty-six students from 19 schools raised their collective voice on several marine-related concerns at the eighth edition of the Eco-Schools Young People’s Summit held at Fort St Angelo, Vittoriosa, by Nature Trust FEE Malta. During the summit,...

  • UV glow-in the-dark street soccer

    Sports students at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) recently organised a UV glow-in-the-dark street soccer and hip hop dance at Żejtun’s main square together with other local youths. All the lights at the venue were...

  • €100,000 awarded to support entrepreneurs and researchers

    €100,000 awarded to support entrepreneurs and researchers

    Seven teams of entrepreneurs and researchers received a total of €100,000 during the fourth edition of the Takeoff Seed Fund Awards. The presentations were made  recently by Economy Minister Chris Cardona at the University of Malta’s Takeoff...

  • UWC scholarship for Maltese student

    David Mercieca, a student from St Paul’s Missionary College, was recently awarded a needs-based scholarship to enrol on the two-year International Baccalaureate diploma offered at the United World College Adriatic in Duino, Italy, that started...