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The Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking

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"Traditional university education has been concerned with knowledge, analysis and judgement. In a rapidly changing world, the categories and classifications derived from the past may not be enough. There is also a need to develop the skills of design in its broadest sense: new concepts, new perceptions and new ways of doing things. Such design needs creativity. For the first time in history, we can now treat creativity in a systematic way as the changing of patterns in a self-organising information style. There is growing demand for such new thinking and a need to pay attention to these new demands from society."  (Edward de Bono)

The University in 1992 introduced Edward de Bono’s methodologies as a subject on an interdisciplinary basis within various faculties. This formed part of The Edward de Bono Programme for the Design and Development of Thinking which was established in collaboration with Professor Edward de Bono of Lateral Thinking fame. The programme became an Institute in September 2002. It aims to generate debate and discussion on Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills and the Direct Teaching of Thinking. The Institute offers a Master in Creativity and Innovation which commences annually in October.

The Institute is involved in a number of initiatives including Global Entrepreneurship Week, World Creativity and Innovation Week, and several EU-funded projects.  Several books, including international conference proceedings, have been published. 

The University of Malta seeks to respond innovatively to the unceasing evolution of the global and the local context in general, and to the economic challenge in particular. This commitment to flexibility is directing the University of Malta towards new areas. In a changing environment the future is not necessarily a repetition of the past. There is a central role for human thinking processes to cope with and make the best of the changes which are occurring all around us.

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Master in Creativity and Innovation Timetable

Please click here to access the Master in Creativity and Innovation Timetable for Academic Year 2017/18 - Semester 1.

Optional Study Units Timetable
Please click here to access the Optional Study Units Timetable for Academic Year 2017-18 - Semester 1
Master in Creativity and Innovation

Applications are open for our Master in Creativity and Innovation. Please click here for further details.

NEW Diploma in Gozo

Applications are open for our Diploma in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which will be offered at the University of Malta – Gozo Campus for the first time in October 2017. Please click here for further details.

Provisional Diploma Timetable Year 2

Kindly, click here to access the Diploma Provisional Timetable for Academic Year 2017/8 - Semester 1

Research Published in International Journal

Mr Ruven Hanohov, who graduated with a Master in Creativity and Innovation in 2015, published a paper related to his dissertation in the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, together with his supervisor Dr Leonie Baldacchino. Click here for more information.

Summer Opening Hours

Kindly note that from Friday 16th June till Tuesday 30th September, the Institute Office will be open between 0800hrs and 1300hrs. 

 
 
Last Updated: 5 July 2017

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