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Education

  • iGaming course launched

    This month the first pilot iGaming course will be offered to over 1,000 ICT students at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast). The college teamed up with the iGaming Academy to launch the programme, which will raise awareness...

  • Summer internships for science secondary students at University

    Summer internships for science secondary students at University

    A group of 21 students who recently participated in the Malta Junior Science Olympiad have been given the opportunity of working during the summer with researchers at the University of Malta’s Faculty of Science conducting studies in areas such as...

  • Teachers supporting teachers

    In our previous article, we argued for a much-needed shift in the way educators engage with learning about their profession. A key concern we put forward addressed not only why educators need to collaborate but also why it is important for them to...

  • Medac honours Prof. David Attard

    Medac honours Prof. David Attard

    The Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (Medac) recently unveiled a plaque in honour of University of Malta chancellor Prof. David Attard to commemorate the initiative he led which resulted in the governments of Malta and Switzerland...

  • Leading ICT academy marks five years of education

    Leading ICT academy marks five years of education

    ICE Malta recently celebrated its fifth year anniversary and announced more plans for its next chapter. Malta's leading ICT academy, the brainchild of Matthew Sammut, James Abela and Nikolai Sammut is the island's only ISO 9001:2008 certified...

  • International symposium by university's Department of English

    International symposium by university's Department of English

    Each spring, the Department of English at the University of Malta holds an international postgraduate symposium. This year's edition is themed ‘Placing, Spacing, Displacing’ and will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel on the 7 and 8 April. It...

  • Malta to host EU Digital Assembly 2017 in June

    There are many events, meetings and workshops being organised on a wide spectrum of topics during the Maltese presidency of the Council of the European Union. One of the most important events is the Digital Assembly, which is held every year in...

  • University commercialising research projects

    University commercialising research projects

    Parliamentary Secretary for Research and Innovation Chris Agius recently visited the University of Malta to be briefed on some of the projects that its Knowledge Transfer Office is seeking to commercialise, and to meet the researchers involved.

  • Making time for collaboration

    Teachers in countries that are doing well in international tests such as PISA also dedicate a lot of time collaborating with each other. Teaching is still to a large extent a lonely profession. Teachers, particularly those teaching in primary...

  • Mcast student wins prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award

    Mcast student wins prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award

    Eman Borg, a student at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) following an advanced diploma in marketing, has won a Queen’s Young Leaders Award for a project he proposed to set up an LGBTI ‘safe house’ in Gozo. He had been...

  • Leading change amid unrest

    Leading change amid unrest

    In a context of having to face ongoing changes to address the failures of Malta’s educational system, those in the teaching profession feel disillusioned, are less motivated and more and more sceptical about the real intents behind changes and...

  • Mcast launches 300 part-time courses

    Mcast launches 300 part-time courses

    The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) recently launched a call for applications for 300 part-time courses. The courses range from hobbies up to master’s degrees. Most of the courses are fully accredited by the Malta...

  • Public discussion on Brexit

    A discussion entitled ‘Brexit: What next?’ will be held on Friday from 6 to 8pm at the ICT auditorium of the University of Malta’s Msida campus by the Institute for European Studies and the Department of International Relations. The speakers are...

  • Students learn how they can be smart online

    Children and youths are among the biggest users of online and mobile technologies. While we undertake every effort to ensure the safety and wellbeing of ourselves and others in the real world, the same has to be done in the virtual...

  • Study on oral reading fluency in Malta

    Claudia Schembri has been awarded a Master of Education in Language Literacies and Dyslexia from the University of Birmingham. Her thesis explored the role of oral reading fluency in documents characterising educational services in Malta,...

  • Britons want their children to be taught about porn and sexting in school, poll finds

    Britons want their children to be taught about porn and sexting in school, poll finds

    A large majority of Britons think children should be taught about pornography and sexting in schools, according to a new survey. The findings will fuel demands for sex and relationship education to be made compulsory in all schools in the UK. The...

  • First Maltese to Maltese dictionary

    First Maltese to Maltese dictionary

    There are different realities and circumstances in which the practice of lexicography – described as the art and craft of writing dictionaries – is carried out. Thus, for instance, the Oxford English Dictionary’s Current Staff list includes a team...

  • Living the Junior College experience

    Living the Junior College experience

    The end of compulsory education is known to be a critical stage for students. They have to make very important decisions which will potentially impact the rest of their lives, including whether to further their studies, and if so, what and where...

  • Pushy parents leading to kids being misdiagnosed with special needs - UK poll

    Pushy parents leading to kids being misdiagnosed with special needs - UK poll

    Children are being misdiagnosed with special educational needs due to pressure from pushy parents, according to a poll in UK. Some mums and dads want an official diagnosis rather than accept that their youngster has a problem in the classroom that...

  • International master in adult education for social change

    International master in adult education for social change

    Twenty-four students from 18 countries are currently studying at the University of Malta in the second semester of an International Master in Adult Education for Social Change (IMAESC) course. The University, through its Department of Arts, Open...

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