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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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Notices
New PhD Course

We are delighted to inform you that the institute will be launching a new PhD degree in October 2016. For more information on the Doctor of Philosophy degree please click here


New Part-Time Evening Diploma

We are pleased to announce that we shall be launching a new Part-Time Evening Diploma in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in October 2016. Click here for more information.

Master in Creativity and Innovation

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

Summer Opening Hours

Kindly note that from Monday 6th June till Tuesday 30th September, the Institute Office will be open between 0800hrs and 1300hrs. Kindly also note that for the time being, our offices were relocated at Dar Guzeppi Zahra (opposite Lecture Centre) Rooms 107, 108 and 109.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Social Innovation Challenge

The 'Social Innovation Challenge: Enable and Engage' is a new competition aimed at individuals or teams who would like to make a contribution in the field of active ageing and disability. Please visit our Facebook page for more details. 

Annual Report - October 2014 - September 2015

Please click here to access The Edward de Bono Institute's Annual Report for the period 01 October 2014 to 30 September 2015.

 
 
Last Updated: 18 September 2015

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