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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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World Creativity and Innovation Week

This week we are celebrating World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW) together with thousands of people in over 60 countries around the world.

Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2017

Edward de Bono Institute Director Dr Leonie Baldacchino and Department of Management resident academic Dr Nathaniel Massa, both from the University of Malta, recently joined delegates from 173 counties at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC), which was held in Johannesburg, South Africa in March 2017.

Master in C&I Student at Climate-KIC Course in Spain

Steven Diacono, who is reading for a Master in Creativity and Innovation at The Edward de Bono Institute, recently attended an 'Innovation Catalyst’ course, ‘Fostering Professional Skills for Circular Economy Transition - A Systemic Approach to Water Management’ in Valencia, Spain.

Provisional Exams Timetable Semester 2

Please click here to download the Provisional Examination Timetable for Academic Year 2016/7 - Semester 2

Master in Creativity and Innovation Timetable

Please click here to access the Master in Creativity and Innovation timetable for Academic Year 2016/17 - Semester 2.

Diploma in Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Timetable

Please click here to access the timetable for the part-time evening Diploma in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Academic Year 2016/17 - Semester 2

Optional Study Units Timetable

Please click here to access the Optional Study Units timetable for Academic Year 2016-17 - Semester 2.

Institute student attends short course in Valencia

In December 2016, Fiona Anderson, who is reading for a Master in Creativity and Innovation at The Edward de Bono Institute, was selected to attend a short course entitled 'Making Change Happen: Business Models for Climate Change Technologies and Innovation' in Valencia, Spain.

 
 
Last Updated: 18 September 2015

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