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Education

  • Economics students going to ask pertinent questions

    During the 2016-17 academic year, students at the University of Malta’s Economics Department will be conducting their research dissertations on pertinent topics related to transport, health, culture, labour, real estate and industrial economics,...

  • School staff trained in digital marketing

    School staff trained in digital marketing

    Staff at St Jeanne Antide College Primary School, Gudja, attended a six-day in-service course on digital marketing and e-learning at FU International, Spain. Besides a short course on the Spanish language and culture, it included sessions on...

  • Mcast’s full-time student population reaches 6,700

    Mcast’s full-time student population reaches 6,700

    Over 6,700 students are following full-time courses at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) this year, a two per cent growth over the 2015-6 academic year. A total of 3,206 applications were received in response to the three...

  • Travelling to University

    Upon enrolling in a University course, freshers are met with one major problem – how are they going to travel to the campus? Many who use public transport complain about arriving late; those who use their own car worry about finding a parking...

  • Helping people with autism and learning difficulties access tertiary education

    Promoting better access to tertiary education for people on the autistic spectrum and those with learning difficulties is the theme of a conference being organised by the University’s Faculty for Social Wellbeing on November 25. The aim is to...

  • Study of Malta’s e-skills gap

    Study of Malta’s e-skills gap

    The eSkills Malta Foundation will carry out an eSkills Gap Analysis during the last quarter of this year, focusing specifically on the industry ICT skills gap. A number of studies have been undertaken throughout the year by several organisations...

  • Malta hosts international digital games conference

    One of the most prestigious international conferences the field of digital game studies will be held in Malta this week. The 10th International Conference in the Philosophy of Computer Games (POCG) is this year being organised by the University of...

  • Reactions to Budget 2017

    Reactions to Budget 2017

    What were your main expectations, and were they met? I failed to see the introduction of any new and innovative ideas with the same verve as last year. There was also not a lot of emphasis on infrastructural developments at University. Matthew...

  • Conference on EU presidency

    Around 44 representatives from research institutes from all over the EU are expected to attend the Trans European Policy Studies Association (Tepsa) Pre-Presidency Conference, which will be held at the University of Malta’s Valletta campus on...

  • Teachers whet appetite for a menu of change

    Teachers whet appetite for a menu of change

    Ten educators from State and Church eco-schools, NGOs, academics and environmental activists recently attended a conference entitled Menu for Change in Prague, Czech Republic, as part of the We Eat Responsibly project. It was also attended by 110...

  • Marine biology short course

    A short evening course providing an introduction to marine biology is being offer­ed between November 9 and January 4 by the University’s Department of Biology. The course covers topics such as general characteristics of the marine environment and...

  • Think-ing big in a small island

    Think-ing big in a small island

    Malta’s contribution to the Alice Experiment at Cern, the rampage caused by diabetes, care at the end of life, and risky behaviour that gets people into trouble are some of the main topics covered in the latest issue of Think, the University of...

  • Worrying about language

    Worrying about language

    Is the Maltese population losing its command of English? Are standards of English in Malta in decline? Is it true that there was a time when Malta’s population had a faultless command of English? Some emerging facts and figures might suggest a...

  • Henley Malta MBA 2016 graduation

    Henley Malta MBA 2016 graduation

    Nineteen students from Malta were recently conferred the Henley Business School Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Reading, UK, after successfully completing the programme locally. Malta associate and programme director...

  • Morning-after pill effects

    In view of the research available, do you think the morning-after pill (MAP) is abortive or contraceptive? According to research, the MAP works on three levels, one of which is abortive as it does not allow a fertilised egg to be implanted, but...

  • College graduation

    Global College Malta at Smart City recently held its first graduation ceremony at The Palace hotel, Sliema. The students graduated from the college’s Executive MBA and Foundation in Business Management with English courses as well as University of...

  • Engineering study tour in Germany

    Engineering study tour in Germany

    A group of University of Malta undergraduate engineering students and postgraduate students following the M.Sc. in Integrated Product Development recently participated in an industrial study tour to Germany. The students visited the manufacturing...

  • Seeking outstanding alumni

    The University of Malta has issued a call for nominations for its Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award. The award aims to celebrate graduates of the University who have attained distinction in their fields and have used their education and talents...

  • Leading Europe out of crisis by playing digital games

    An Erasmusplus project called Europe in Crisis (eCrisis) will be launched by the University of Malta’s Institute of Digital Games on Friday. The project, which includes partner organisations in Austria and Greece, is aimed at promoting inclusive...

  • Smart use of phones

    Why do you own a smartphone? Nowadays it is a necessity, rather than a luxury, to be constantly connected to the internet. Social media and e-mail are imperative to plan events and having a smartphone ensures you can immediately receive updates.

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