University of Malta

University of Malta

Description of this organization: The University of Malta is the highest teaching institution in Malta. It is publicly funded and is open to all those who have the requisite qualifications. Over the past few years, the University has reviewed its structures in order to be in line with the Bologna process and the European Higher Education Area. Conscious of its public role, the University strives to create courses which are relevant and timely in response to the needs of the country. The supreme governing bodies of the University are the Council and the Senate.

There are some 12,000 students including over 1100 international students from different countries, following full-time degree and diploma courses, many of them run on the modular or credit system. The University regularly hosts a large number of Erasmus and other exchange students. A basic Foundation Studies Course enables international high school students who have completed their secondary or high school education overseas but who do not have the necessary entry requirements, to qualify for admission to an undergraduate degree course at the University of Malta.

The University is geared towards the infrastructural and industrial needs of the country so as to provide expertise in crucial fields. Almost 3,000 students graduate in various disciplines annually. The degree courses at the University are designed to produce highly qualified professionals, with experience of research, who will play key roles in industry, commerce and public affairs in general. There are a further 2,800 pre-tertiary students at the Junior College which is also managed by the University.

Description of what they do in regards to urban gardening: The University of Malta has been at the for front when it comes to innovation and change especially innovation and change that is related to the environment and the saving of the environment round us. A team of lecturers from the agriculture sector in the University of Malta, joined forces way back in 2014 and they started to make use of the roofs of their faculty to generate food that they could eat during their lunch breaks. During the years they have gathered a lot of information and knowledge and experience and in this area and now apart from growing their urban garden, they are also providing training to people who are interested to learn more on how to grow their own crops at home.

University of MaltaAddress of the organization: L-Università ta’ Malta Msida, MSD 2080, Malta

Contact Phone of Organization: +356 23402340

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