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  • 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...

  • Engaging students with science

    Engaging students with science

    Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) educators recently attended a national seminar entitled ‘Raising the bar: Shaping students’ science and career aspirations’. In her keynote address and in a subsequent workshop, Prof. Louise...

  • Charlene Attard – from a Skolasport participant to gold medal athlete

    Charlene Attard – from a Skolasport participant to gold medal athlete

    Athlete Charlene Attard, who represented Malta in 2008 Olympic Games and was the first Maltese woman to run the 100 metres under 12 seconds, had her first taste of sports in gymnastics at the age of four with Skolasport, way back in 1991. During...

  • Short course in marine biology

    Short course in marine biology

    A short course entitled ‘Topics in Marine Biology’ will be held between March 14 and May 19 by the Department of Biology, of the University of Malta’s Faculty of Science. It will cover topics such as physical and biological aspects of the marine...

  • Entrepreneurship and employability discussed at 2018 Mcast conference

    Entrepreneurship and employability discussed at 2018 Mcast conference

    Entrepreneurship and employability was the theme of this year’s annual conference of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast), which was held recently at its main campus in Paola. The conference focused on understanding the link...

  • Italian ambassador visits University

    Italian ambassador visits University

    Italian Ambassador to Malta Mario Sammartino recently visited the University’s Faculty of Science to hold discussions with its department heads, to tour its research laboratories and to meet its researchers. The faculty has several ongoing...

  • Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Erasmusplus

    Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Erasmusplus

    An exhibition marking the 30th anniversary of the Erasmusplus programme is being hosted in the foyer of the University of Malta library until Friday. The exhibition, entitled ‘European Union[s] – Ambassadors of the Europe of Tomorrow’, consists of...

  • Seminar on innovations in the teaching of Italian

    Seminar on innovations in the teaching of Italian

    The use of songs and films as means to teach Italian was one of the topics covered during a recent one-day professional development seminar that was attended by 75 local teachers of Italian. The lectures and workshops were delivered by Fabio Caon,...

  • Youths’ course on media literacy, critical thinking

    Youths’ course on media literacy, critical thinking

    Media literacy and critical thinking was the theme of this year’s Eurocourse, entitled Head in the Cloud, which was attended by 24 youths aged between 18 and 25 from Malta, Germany, Spain, Lithuania, Belgium, Denmark, Romania and Slovakia. The...

  • Research on early pottery found in Malta

    Research on early pottery found in Malta

    Dr Catriona Brogan from Northern Ireland has been awarded a Marie Curie fellowship to explore the emergence of the earliest prehistoric ceramic phases in Malta through multi-disciplinary laboratory-based methods, including typological analysis and...

  • Diploma in Maltese literature

    The University of Malta is accepting applications for a two-year evening Diploma in Maltese Literature starting in October. This is a part-time course in Maltese, with lectures on Monday and Wednesday from 5.30 to 8.30pm. Registration for the...

  • Inspiring educators through professional learning courses

    Inspiring educators through professional learning courses

    In a global and fast-changing society, teaching has become an arduous task as it cannot be termed as the passing of knowledge to learners. It needs to reposition the learner as central while engaging him or her in the learning process through...

  • Awarded international criminal law research doctorate

    Dr Christopher Soler, director of the University of Malta’s Legal Services, has been awarded a research doctorate in international criminal law by the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Dr Soler successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled...