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  • University science students visit CERN

    University science students visit CERN

    Physics and Chemistry students from the University of Malta’s Faculty of Science recently had the rare opportunity to visit CERN – the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. CERN, Europe’s largest particle physics laboratory located near...

  • Students upcycle waste into unique home décor items

    Students upcycle waste into unique home décor items

    A Junior Achievement Young Enterprise (JAYE) called Samara, composed of five sixth form students, is upcycling waste materials and fashioning them into unique home décor items. The company’s standard ‘D Vine’ range of products includes bookends...

  • Children being offered badminton training

    Badminton training classes for children aged seven to nine, and between 10 and 16 are being offered Sport Malta’s # OnTheMove programme at Kirkop and Cottonera sports complexes. Edmond Abela, coach at Kirkop Sports Complex said: “Badminton...

  • Conference, workshops on Finnish education

    Conference, workshops on Finnish education

    Over 300 local educators recently attended an international conference on Finnish education and pedagogy at the Dolmen Hotel in Qawra. The conference was organised by Kenneth Vella, headmaster of Mater Boni Consilii St Joseph School, Paola, in...

  • Network of universities of small countries/territories set up

    Network of universities of small countries/territories set up

    The University of Malta is one of six founding members of the Network of Universities of Small Countries and Territories (NUSCT). The network aims to advance cooperation and collaboration between European universities from small States and...

  • Photo contest promoting gender equality

    A photo contest has been launched aimed at promoting gender equality in transition phases at school, at work and at society at large. The contest, called #getup_project, invites participants to express, through original photos, stereotypes and...

  • Strengthening the Catholic Action youth network

    Strengthening the Catholic Action youth network

    Twelve people who work in the youth sector in in Malta, Italy and Romania recently took part in a week-long training programme in Rome as part of the Opportunities + Willingness + Learning = Success (Owls) project. The project, which is financed...

  • Malta hosts international nurse education conference

    Malta hosts international nurse education conference

    Over 200 nurses from around the world recently attended the international conference of the European Federation of Nurse Educators (Fine) at the University of Malta’s Valletta campus. The conference, hosted by the University’s Department of...

  • Watch: Promoting the voice of 600 million islanders

      University of Malta pro-rector Prof. Godfrey Baldacchino and Dr Jim Randall from the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada, co-holders of the Unesco Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, feature in the first release in a series of...

  • Microsoft Office Championship

    Students aged 13 to 22 are invited to compete in a global Microsoft Office Championship aimed at testing their mastery of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Last year more than 600,000 competitors from over 80 countries took part in the...

  • University faculty to assist Msida hub for disadvantaged students

    University faculty to assist Msida hub for disadvantaged students

    The University of Malta’s Faculty for Social Wellbeing has entered into a three-year memorandum of understanding with the Education Ministry to provide a range of professional and research ser-vices and organise a student befriending programme and...

  • Strengthening social and emotional education in Europe

    Strengthening Social and Emotional Education as a Core Curriculum Area across the EU is the title of a recently-published EU-commissioned research report on the integration of social and emotional education in the school curriculum across the...

  • PhD degree awarded to chemical pathology doctor

    PhD degree awarded to chemical pathology doctor

    Dr Michelle (k/a Mikhaila) Muscat has completed her PhD via a British University. Dr Muscat’s main area of medical interest is chemical pathology. This speciality of laboratory medicine and clinical biochemistry ranges from the analysis,...

  • Annual pharmacy symposium

    The annual Pharmacy Symposium will be held at the New Anatomy Lecture Room (nALR) in the Biomedical Building at the University of Malta’s Msida campus between tomorrow and Friday. A new feature during this year’s symposium is the introduction of...

  • Learning first aid at school

    Learning first aid at school

    As part of its health and safety programme, Our Lady Immaculate School, Ħamrun, is planning to train its students in the provision of basic lifesupport techniques in emergency situations. The school has therefore recently invested in a set of...

  • ‘How I fell in love with the beautiful game’

    ‘How I fell in love with the beautiful game’

    Sport Malta through its programme #OnTheMove – formerly known as Skolasport – has been training youths in football since its inception in 1987. Although football sessions at the time were male-dominated, there were always some young girls also...

  • Teachers visit laboratories at Faculty of Science

    Teachers visit laboratories at Faculty of Science

    Science teachers from several Church schools recently toured some of the laboratories at the University of Malta’s Faculty of Science. The teachers first visited the Department of Biology, where they were guided by the department head Prof. Joseph...

  • First in international engineering competition

    First in international engineering competition

    Donald Dalli recently placed first in the international final of the Speak Out for Engineering (SOFE) competition held in Christchurch, New Zealand. In the competition, contestants from all over the world present their engineering research...

  • Maltese schools at ‘Menu for Change’ forum

    Maltese schools at ‘Menu for Change’ forum

    Thirteen educators and five students aged 12 to 14 recently travelled to Prague in the Czech Republic to represent local eco-schools in the ‘Menu for Change International Forum: Let’s Regenerate the Earth with Heads, Hearts and Hands’. The forum...

  • Learning to communicate science

    Learning to communicate science

    The Steam Summer School, a 10-day intensive science communication school will be held in Malta in July. Originally the brainchild of Think editor Edward Duca, the activity has grown into an annual project supported by the EU’s Erasmusplus...