History, Affiliations and Rankings
The University of Malta traces its origins to the founding of the Collegium Melitense which was set up through direct papal intervention on 12 November 1592. The university is a member of the European University Association, the European Access Network, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Utrecht Network, the Santander Network, the Compostela Group, and the European Association for University Lifelong Learning (EUCEN) the International Student Exchange Programme. The University of Malta is ranked #994 in Best Global Universities.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Most of the action takes place on the main campus, the University of Malta Msida Campus. The other two campuses are Valletta Campus and Gozo Campus. All three campuses have been built to provide the proper academic atmosphere to the students. The Rt. Hon. Duncan Sandys, the then Commonwealth Secretary, laid the foundation stone for the Msida campus on September 22, 1964. The Msida Campus covers a total area of 250,207 square meters. The University of Malta is comprised of 14 faculties including Arts; Education; Engineering; Built Environment; Dental Surgery; Economics, Management & Accountancy; Health Sciences; Information & Communication Technology; Laws; Media & Knowledge Sciences; Medicine & Surgery; Science; Social Wellbeing and Theology. It offers around 100 programs at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels in all fields. The University of Malta has a number of research centers including the Centre for Biomedical Cybernetics; Centre for English Language Proficiency; 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 & Biobanking; Centre for Resilience & Socio-Emotional Health and the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational Research which gives students the freedom to conduct the research under guidance and approvals from the University of Malta. The University of Malta is the highest teaching institution in Malta. UOM offers a number of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses.
Accomplishments and Alumni
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 Network, the Compostela Group, and the European Association for University Lifelong Learning (EUCEN). Some of the alumni are Kim Jong-il (Politician), Daphne Caruana Galizia (Writer), Edward de Bono (Physician), Joseph Muscat (Politician) and Roberta Metsola (Politician), etc.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The University of Malta is very diverse. Many students from different countries come to this university for placement. The alumni of the university are a part of big reputed companies. With 11,500 students enrolled at the University of Malta, the university has 600 academic staff members. the international students of MU represent 82 nationalities.