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  • Maltese horn player returns from Scottish training course

    Maltese horn player returns from Scottish training course

    Glen Zammit recently completed a postgraduate diploma in French horn performance at Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Glasgow is a busy musical city with three full-time professional orchestras playing all week. This meant Zammit could...

  • Malta Union of Teachers signs agreement with Church authorities

    Malta Union of Teachers signs  agreement with Church authorities

    The Church authorities and the Malta Union of Teachers (MUT) have agreed upon a collective agreement for Church schools which will be effective from this year until 2022. The signing of this agreement was presided over by Archbishop Charles...

  • Certificates presented to Liberal Arts and Sciences students

    Certificates presented to Liberal Arts and Sciences students

    University rector Alfred Vella recently presented certificates of achievement to 145 students who successfully completed one or more units forming part of its Programme in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (PLAS) during the 2017-18 academic year. Four...

  • Initiatives mark education faculty’s 40th anniversary

    Initiatives mark education  faculty’s 40th anniversary

    The University of Malta’s Faculty of Education recently held various events on teacher education and educational research on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. One of these initiatives regarded the strategy of the faculty itself, geared to...

  • IMLI graduates participate in the IFLOS summer academy

    IMLI graduates participate  in the IFLOS summer academy

    Nine graduates of the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) at the University of Malta are participating in the summer academy organised by the International Foundation for the Law of the Sea (IFLOS) at the International Tribunal for the Law...

  • Why should children learn coding?

    Why should children learn coding?

    Teaching children how to code is getting more popular day by day. Many public and private enterprises have started to raise awareness on this issue. What are the basic coding skills relevant to almost all of today’s and tomorrow’s professions? In...

  • University gears up for Blockchain

    As Malta seeks to create a fertile environment for blockchain business, the University of Malta has responded to the educational challenges which the new technology has raised, with its offer of several Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology...

  • €7m in Erasmusplus funds given to 79 beneficiaries

    €7m in Erasmusplus funds given to 79 beneficiaries

    Over €7 million from the EU’s Erasmusplus programme were recently presented to 79 beneficiaries through the European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA). The grants will be used to start new projects in five sectors – schools, VET, adult education,...

  • Award for Mcast lecturer’s digital communications research

    Award for Mcast lecturer’s digital communications research

    Jeremy Scerri, a lecturer at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) who is undertaking PhD studies at the University of Malta, received the Gold Leaf Award for a paper he recently presented at the 14th edition of the PhD...

  • Prospective teachers learn how to teach students about climate change

    Prospective teachers learn how to teach students about climate change

    As a follow-up to a visit that had taken place earlier in the year in Olomouc, Czech Republic, a group of six students studying for degrees in Bachelor of Education in Science and Masters in Sustainable Development at the University of Malta...

  • Gozitan school to represent Malta at international water programme event

    Gozitan school to represent Malta at international water programme event

    Gozo College Middle School has been chosen to represent Malta’s schools in the international Water Explorer programme, where it will showcase its water conservation efforts during an international celebration event in October in Canary Wharf, London.

  • Let us teach our children how to think and reason

    Let us teach our children how to think and reason

    I recently had the opportunity to attend to an educational workshop on Finnish education. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that certain institutions in this country offer professional development sessions to educators and are making use of the...

  • Young adults question preconceptions at UWC Malta short course

    Young adults question preconceptions at UWC Malta short course

    Thirty young adults and facilitators from Malta and various other countries across Europe and North Africa questioned preconceptions surrounding current issues such as migration, identity, society, the environment and movement during a 10-day...

  • Serbian books donated to Malta Libraries

    Serbian books donated to Malta Libraries

    The Maltese-Serbian Community (MSC) recently donated Serbian books to the Central Public Library in Floriana to cater for the ever increasing number of Serbian residents on the island. Some 200 books were donated, including Serbian literary...

  • Bursaries for postgraduate studies at Faculty of Theology

    Ten bursaries of €2,000 each are being offered to support people to pursue postgraduate studies in pastoral subjects at the University of Malta’s Faculty of Theology. The bursaries are being offered by the Foundation for Theological Studies of the...

  • Course on residential, day care work

    A one-year evening course on residential and day care work is being offered by Malta University Consulting Ltd from October 2018 to May 2019. The course’s academic advisor is Dr Natalie Kenely, head of the University of Malta’s Department of...

  • University of Malta student at Africa social entrepreneurship summit

    University of Malta student at Africa social entrepreneurship summit

    A Zambian postgraduate student at the University of Malta’s Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development was recently nominated as one of the top two Mandela Washington fellows to speak at the first Impact Africa Social...

  • New MA degree in museum education

    The University of Malta is launching its first ever Master of Arts degree in Museum Education. This three-year, part-time evening postgraduate taught course is aimed at, for example, people aspiring to act as educators in museums and heritage...

  • University Research Fund awards presented

    University Research Fund awards presented

    A total of €240,000 awards were recently presented from the University of Malta Research Fund to support the conducting four research projects and the employment of support staff over a two-year period from January 2019 to 2020. This was the...

  • Improving training in economics, tourism and marketing

    Improving training in economics, tourism and marketing

    The University of Malta is involved in a new Erasmusplus project aimed at improving academic training of students in the areas of economics, tourism and marketing. The project, entitled 3Economy+, will seek to develop innovative practices and...