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Education

  • 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...

  • Call for abstracts on resilience in education

    The University of Malta is hosting a two-day conference on ‘Resilience in Education’ from July 12 to 13 and has issued a call for abstracts of papers to be presented at the event. The call is open until February 28. The conference is being...

  • Higher Secondary students at latest Euroscola session

    Higher Secondary students at latest Euroscola session

    Twenty-four students from Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary, Naxxar, recently travelled to Strasbourg, France, to take part in the latest edition of the Euroscola programme alongside 485 other students from 20 EU Member States. The students were...

  • Master of Social Work

    The University of Malta is offering a Master of Social Work, a new two-year full-time professional degree providing entry to the social work profession for graduates from other fields. Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic...

  • Pioneer in the gamification of education in Malta

    Pioneer in the gamification of education in Malta

    Gabby Govus, a teacher at St Catherine’s High School, Pembroke, shares her experience of conducting digital literacy lessons in classrooms using Microsoft’s innovative IT tools over the past four years. A group of students from our school were...

  • Over 800 students graduate from Mcast Technical College

    Over 800 students graduate from Mcast Technical College

    Over 800 students recently graduated from the Technical College of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) after successfully completing a Level 4 advanced diploma programme in one of various areas of study. The six graduation...

  • International nurse education conference to be hosted in Malta

    The University of Malta’s Department of Nursing will be hosting over 200 delegates from all over the world for the next European Federation of Nurse Educators (Fine) conference, which is being held from February 21 to 23 at the University’s...

  • The art of public speaking

    Malta University Consulting Ltd is organising an eight-week course entitled The Art of Public Speaking. The sessions, which start on March 12, will be held at the University Residence, Robert Mifsud Bonnici Street, Lija. The course will focus on...

  • Teen Science Café

    Teen Science Café

    A Teen Science Café was recently held for female students at Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School, Naxxar. During the event, the students met various female professionals involved in a range of science fields and were able to hold informal...

  • Maltese doctor wins UK prize for science communication

    Maltese doctor wins UK prize for science communication

    Michelle (known as Mikhaila) Muscat, a Maltese medical doctor and a speciality registrar in chemical pathology, was last Thursday awarded the 2017 Furness Prize for Science Communication at The Law Society in London. The prize is organised on a...

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