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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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Accounting and Finance Accounting and Finance
Anthropology Anthropology
Architecture Architecture
Art Art
Business, Management and Marketing Business, Management and Marketing
Chemistry Chemistry
Computer Science and Information Systems Computer Science and Information Systems
Economics Economics
Engineering: Electronic and Electrical Engineering: Electronic and Electrical
Engineering: General Engineering: General
Engineering: Mechanical Engineering: Mechanical
Geography and Environmental Studies Geography and Environmental Studies
History History
Law Law
Mathematics Mathematics
Medicine and Health Medicine and Health
Nursing and mid-wifery Nursing and mid-wifery
Pharma and Pharmacology Pharma and Pharmacology
Philosophy Philosophy
Physics Physics
Psychology Psychology
Sociology Sociology


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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Launch: ENI CBC MED Programme 2014-2020

Date: Wednesday, 13 April 2016Venue: Fortifications Interpretation Centre, Valletta The national coordinator of the ENI CBC MED Programme, the Funds and Programmes Division within the Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, Ministry of European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto, would like to invite interested parties to the launch event of Programme in caption. During this session, which shall include the participation of the Programme’s Managing Authority, information on the new 2014 – 2020 programme shall be provided.  Public bodies, public equivalent entities and also private bodies are eligible for funding under the ENI CBC MED Programme. The launch event will be held on 13 April 2016 from 09:00-12:30 at the Fortifications Interpretation Centre, St. Mark Street, Valletta. Interested participants are requested to register by sending an e-mail by 8 April 2016.   Information on the programme is available online.

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DNA Barcoding of life: discovering the genetic identity and diversity of life forms

There is something in all living things that unites us all, the DNA molecule. This molecule is at the heart of each cell, it organises and guides the activities and needs to sustain life from the single cell to the whole organism.  The discovery of this incredible molecule was first identified by Friedrich Miescher in 1869 at the University of Tübingen, a substance he called nuclein, and the double helix structure of DNA was first discovered in 1953 by Watson and Crick at the University of Cambridge. Little did they know that with the increasing tools that would have developed to understand both human and nonhuman DNA we would have entered an era of transformation where DNA would become central to our everyday life, from diagnosing genetic conditions causing health problems, to changing the DNA to produced genetically modified organisms, to studying the genetic identity of species and their diversity from local to regional to global.   The Conservation Biology Research Group (CBRG-UoM) at the molecular genetics laboratory of the Department of Biology, University of Malta, has been the first molecular genetics research group in Malta to undertake and apply molecular techniques to better understand the genetic identity of species and populations in and around the Maltese Islands. From small invertebrates to the large vertebrates, the members of this research group led by Dr. Adriana Vella, Ph.D. (Cambridge), have developed knowledge on this very important aspect of biodiversity.  Numerous projects from bees to fish to turtles are subject of research to understand the genetic identity, population genetic diversity, structure and resilience in the face of environmental changes. This research group has been at the fore in using Next Generation Sequencing on wildlife to study the genome and to design new species specific molecular techniques never studied before.  Moreover, apart from DNA barcoding, phylogenetics and phylogeography, CBRG-UoM has been active in studies to discover extensive genetic sequences of unique unstudied species, while exploring the functionality of the various genes.  A number of new discoveries including aliens in local waters, such as the latest on the first record of the African Sergeant, Abudefduf hoefleri (Perciformes: Pomacentridae), in the Mediterranean Sea have also been identified through DNA barcoding.  This research has been recently published in the peer-reviewed journal, Marine Biodiversity Records. The diversity of wild species both marine and terrestrial considered by the CBRG-UoM, allows this research group to apply DNA studies to local, regional and global level, where detailed genetics studies of species such as sharks, Bluefin tuna and groupers have been considered beyond Maltese waters.  Part of long-term research on Bluefin tuna led by this research group has been also recently been published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Applied Ichthyology which presents original molecular genetics studies on this highly exploited species.   Increasingly this conservation and molecular research laboratory is attracting more students and interns both local and foreign and is now also opening the doors to post-doc research through the recently established Reach High Scholarships – Post doctoral Grants encouraging able scientist to continue to contribute in advancing local scientific knowledge and applications. The CBRG-UoM is therefore advancing further in both technical and environmental fields with many applications in fields related to conservation and genetics.  It is doing this by keeping DNA at the heart of its research efforts to better understand nature’s diversity of forms and functions. For further information contact Dr Adriana Vella.Photo: Abudefduf hoefleriPhoto credit: Adriana Vella

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Programme for Millenials

The University of Siena has just launched the programme for the Millenials. 'Millenials create the future' is a programme funded mainly by the MIUR, Italian Ministry of Research and Education. MIUR is also a major partner of the Programme. The aim is to support, through multiple initiatives, the Millenials in the definition of the future.One of the first initiatives is 'Millenials Lab', a series of 10-day workshops where 30-40 Millenials from all over the world gather and discuss on a specific topic and make concrete proposals. A contribution for travel expenses will be given to participants. University of Siena will host participants without any charge at its residential centers in the centre of Siena. The first workshop goes from 10-20 May , on the issue of the future of Europe. Europe will collapse without new ideas coming from the youngest. Workshops will be held at the Santa Chiara Lab. Santa Chiara Lab is a gorgeous former monastery in the center of Siena who has been transformed in a Innovation Center. It includes also a Fab Lab. The call for participants is already available on the Web site (this first initiative is limited to European students because of the specific topic).More information on the Programme is available online.  

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