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  • 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...

  • Short marine biology course

    Short marine biology course

    A short evening course entitled ‘An Introduction to Marine Biology’ will be held from November 1 to December 18 by the University of Malta’s Department of Biology, Faculty of Science. The course, which is open to the public, will cover topics...

  • PhD summer school in Germany

    PhD summer school in Germany

    A PhD summer school on integrated product development (IPD) set up four years ago by Jonathan Borg from the University of Malta’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and by Sandor Vajna fromOtto-von-Guericke University in...

  • Mcast Energy Group explores collaboration with Manchester University

    The Mcast Energy Research Group is exploring the possibility of collaborating with the University of Manchester’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering whereby the latter would host Mcast students for specific modules and short-term...

  • Paola school in new Erasmus project on multiculturalism 

    St Thomas More College’s Alternative Learning Programme, Paola, is embarking on a new three-year Erasmusplus project called Multicultural Aspects in our Schools. The project is aimed at providing assistance and the tools necessary for migrants and...