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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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Opening Hours

Kindly note that as from Monday 28th November till Friday 9th December the Institute Office opening hours will be between 0830hrs to 1330hrs.

On Monday 5th December and on Friday 9th December, the office is going to be closed all day.

Apologies for any inconveniences caused. 

 

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016
In November 2016, millions of young people in over 160 countries around the world celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).
Please click here for further information.
Annual Report - October 2015 - September 2016

Please click here to access The Edward de Bono Institute's Annual Report for the period 01 October 2015 to 30 September 2016.

Science: White Coat or Coat of Many Colours?

Ms Amanda Jo Grech, who has recently completed a Master in Creativity and Innovation at The Edward de Bono Institute, University of Malta, delivered a thought-provoking and stimulating talk about the nature of Science at Gozo’s inaugural Café Scientifique, held on Wednesday 12th October in Mgarr, Gozo.

We have Moved!

We are pleased to announce that the Institute has moved to new premises. We are now located at 43, 'ASTER', Esperanto Street, Msida (next door to Copy Club). This is marked as number 40 on our Campus Map.  Our phone numbers are +356 2340 2434 / +356 2340 3829. Winter opening hours are from Monday to Friday between 0800hrs and 1630hrs.  

GET QUALIFIED 2016

We are very pleased to announce that our Master in Creativity and Innovation, our Diploma in Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and our PhD course all form part of the 'Get Qualified' Scheme' offered by Malta Enterprise. Upon successful completion, eligible students will benefit from a tax credit of up to 70% of the course fees, thus recovering most of the costs incurred. For more information please click here.

CIMULACT October 2016 Workshop

The CIMULACT workshop was held successfully on Saturday 8 October 2016. Read about it on Newspoint.

Master in Creativity and Innovation Timetable

Please click here to access the Master in Creativity and Innovation timetable for Academic Year 2016/17 - Semester 1.

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.

Optional Study Units Timetable

Please click here to access the Optional Study Units timetable for Academic Year 2016-17 - Semester 1.

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


 
 
Last Updated: 18 September 2015

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