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Creativity Innovation, European Year 2009


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.

Amongst other activities, the Institute organises regular international conferences and seminars. Five books with selected conference proceedings have been published. The Institute is involved in a number of educational initiatives including the Thinking Skills Programme in state primary and secondary schools in Malta. The Institute coordinates an EU funded ERASMUS curriculum development project which will offer a Joint Masters Programme in Strategic Innovation and Future Creation by blended learning.

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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Easter Recess

We would like to inform you that our offices will be closed for Easter Recess between Tuesday 31st March and Tuesday 7th April (both days inclusive). We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Easter.

Innovation Challenge: Go Green

The Innovation Challenge: Go Green is a competition for young people aged between 17 and 30. A workshop shall be held on Wednesday 8th April 2015 to help participants prepare their submission. Please click here for further details.

Research Seminar

A research seminar for current and past postgraduate students of the Edward de Bono Institute shall be held on Monday 22nd June 2015.  The deadline for submission of abstracts is on Saturday 30th May. Please click here for further details.

Institute Academics at the GEC in Milan

Between Monday 16th and Thursday 19th March, a delegation from Malta joined business leaders from 150 countries for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) 2015 in Milan, Italy.  The delegation was led by Dr Leonie Baldacchino, Director of The Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking at the University of Malta, which has been the National Host for GEW since its inception in 2008.  Read more here.

Institute featured on the Innovation Academy

The Edward de Bono Institute has been featured on the Innovation Library's Innovation Academy platform as a leading institution that is teaching, researching and debating innovation as an evolutionary concept and essential practice. 

Master Timetable Sem 2

Please click here to download the timetable for Academic Year 2014/15 - Semester 2

Exams Provisional Timetable Semester 2
Click here to access the Provisional Timetable for Examination Period Academic Year 2014/5 - Semester 2
Annual Report - October 2013 - September 2014

Please click here to access The Edward de Bono Institute's Annual Report for the period 01 October 2013 to 30 September 2014.

 
 
Last Updated: 12 September 2012

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