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Year of establishment: 1591

The University of Malta is the highest teaching institution in Malta. It has more than 11,000 students, including many international students, following full-time or part-time degree and diploma courses.

The University of Malta is the highest teaching institution in Malta. It currently has over 11,000 students, including over 800 international students from 85 different countries - and the university has some 500 exchange and transfer students thanks to the ever-increasing links between the University and other institutions overseas. Degree courses at the University, which is a publicly funded institution, are designed to produce highly qualified professionals, with experience of research, who will play key roles in industry, commerce and public affairs. The University’s main campus is situated at Msida and it comprises various faculties, institutes, and centres.

In total, the University has fourteen faculties: Arts; Built Environment; Dental Surgery; Economics, Management & Accountancy; Education; Engineering; Health Sciences; Information & Communication Technology; Law; Media & Knowledge Sciences; Medicine & Surgery; Science; Social Wellbeing and Theology. The institutes include Earth Systems, Islands & Small States, Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, Public Administration & Management, Space Sciences & Astronomy, and Sustainable Energy. The centres comprise: Centre for Biomedical Cybernetics; Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation; Centre for Environmental Education and Research; Centre for Labour Studies; Centre for Literacy; Centre for the Liberal Arts & Sciences; Centre for Molecular Medicine and Bio-banking; Centre of Resilience & Socio-Emotional Health; Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational Research and the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics.

The University of Malta is also home to a number of leading research programmes, including digital games research, climate change, meta-materials, physical oceanography and maritime law. The University of Malta is a member of the European University Association, the European Access Network, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Utrecht Network, the Santander Group of Universities, the Compostela Group, the European Association for University Lifelong Learning (EUCEN) and the International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP).

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The University of Malta offers a series of International Collaborative Masters Programmes, delivered 

with renowned partner universities across globe. The Masters in Sustainable Resource Management, 

Transcultural Counselling, Integrated Marketing, Pharmacy etc offer fascinating subject options that are 

very topical and employment oriented. There are myriad other Masters opportunities such as the M.A. 

in Humanitarian Action, the; M.Sc. in Petroleum Studies; Master in Applied Oceanography; M.Sc. in 

Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics; M.F.A. in Digital Arts; LL.M. in Energy, Environment and Climate 

Change Law & Masters in Creativity and Innovation– the diversity is breathtaking. These programmes 

seek to achieve a wide exchange of cultural viewpoints, networks and experiences that provide students 

with global perspectives. These degrees are globally recognized and are  accredited by the University of 

Malta and in case of  dual degrees also by participating university or universities.


For more information on our International Masters Programmes please visit the following website:

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Challenging Youth: Who’s Challenging Who?

The Department of Youth & Community Studies will be hosting a public lecture entitled Challenging Youth: Who’s Challenging Who? Speaker: Dr Brian Belton – YMCA George Williams College, London Venue: Hall D2, M.A. Vassalli Conference Centre - Gateway Building (GWD2), University of Malta, Msida CampusDate: Tuesday, 26 April, 2016Time: 17:30 till 20:00 The objective of this public lecture is not to simply indulge in deconstructive semantics, but to examine professional ambitions for others (non-professionals) and begin to identify a more collaborative, participatory and inclusive approach to those who work with, for and amongst young people.   This lecture will be looking to develop a practical paradigm of practice that explores the potential of the ‘constructive self’, and its significance to youth workers. The consequent approach to practice is evolutionary in character; it is more about regarding, adapting or redefining the self than a blunt objective to change (transform) others. This way of conceiving of our work is more humane than the effort to transform (change or alter) others which, as a non-acceptance of self, can be experienced as a violent (violating) incursion. The general public is cordially invited to attend this public lecture.  For enquiries, please feel free to contact Mr Michael Debattista by email or by phone on +356 2340 3192. About the Guest Speaker:Dr Brian Belton is a senior tutor at the YMCA George Williams College, London. Currently he is involved in a growing, worldwide network of practitioners and academics concerned with the exploration of youth work.   Brian is an internationally renowned educator and trainer and has written widely on youth work and related subjects.

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IES Award for Academic Excellence

Professor Alfred J Vella and Ms Marta Falzon The Institute of Earth Systems' Award for Academic Excellence is presented annually to students who obtain outstanding results in the B.Sc. (Hons) Earth Systems course. The undergraduate degree course in Earth Systems is interdisciplinary in nature, with a focus on the science of planetary systems and the management of natural resources. It was launched in October 2011, and a total of 70 students of the programme have graduated so far. In order to qualify for the Award for Academic Excellence, which is sponsored by the HSBC Malta Foundation, students must obtain consistently high grades, including 80 ECTS at grade A or better, during the first two years of the course. The award for 2016 was presented to Ms Marta Falzon by Professor Alfred J Vella, Institute Chairman and Pro-Rector for Academic Affairs, and the Institute’s Director, Professor Louis F Cassar, during a ceremony held on 5th April 2016. The presentation was also attended by members of the Board of the Institute, by the coordinator of the B.Sc. (Hons) Earth Systems programme, student representatives of the Board and by other Institute academics.  Students who have qualified for this award since its inception in 2014 are: 2014: Mr Martin Austad, Ms Cecilia Camilleri, Mr Luca Pisani2015: Mr Paul Galea2016: Ms Marta Falzon

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Matteo Perez d'Aleccio's Fortifications

The International Institute for Baroque Studies at the University of Malta, in collaboration with Din l-Art Ħelwa, is organising a public lecture entitled 'Matteo Perez d'Aleccio's Fortifications'. The speaker is Dr Stephen C. Spiteri Ph.D.The public lecture will be held on Thursday 7 April at 18:30 at the Din l-Art Ħelwa, 133 Melita Street, Valletta.Matteo Perez d’Aleccio’s frescoes and prints provide us with some of the first representations of the first generation of fortifications erected by the Hospitaller knights of St John  in the period leading up to the Ottoman siege of Malta in 1565. Using these images as the basis of our understanding of this little known aspect of the Knights’ early defensive works, however, presents students of Hospitaller fortifications with some difficulties. At the essence of the problem lies the question of how much of D’Aleccio’s images comprise a faithful representation of the fortified structures and how much was based on his artistic imagination. In other words, how authentic are D’ Aleccio’s representation of the layout and details of the forts and bastioned enceintes? Were these drawings the product of D’Aleccio’s  efforts to reproduce things as directly seen, and if so, how much did he really understand what he was seeing and how was this, in turn, informed by his knowledge of the language of military architecture?This talk looks at the techniques (and their limitations) employed by D’Aleccio in his depiction of military architecture in the light of the artistic conventions of fortress drawings employed at the time,  and the present knowledge of the state of Hospitaller defences and military architecture in the mid-sixteenth century. Dr Stephen C. Spiteri  Dipl. (Int. Des.) RI,  B.A. (Hons),  Ph.D.,  specializes in the military architecture of the Hospitaller Knights of St John and the fortifications of the Maltese islands. He is the author of a number of books and studies on the military history and fortifications of the Knights of St John. Dr. Spiteri is also a part-time lecturer at the International Institute for Baroque Studies at the University of Malta, where he lectures and teaches on the history and development of military architecture, and on the art and science of fortress-building. Dr. Spiteri is currently reading for a second Ph.D degree at the University of Malta, where he is exploring the relationship between art and fortification.

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