The Centre for Labour Studies (CLS) is the oldest institute established at the University of Malta. It is an independent, educational, documentation and research centre which aims to strengthen the University's link with working persons, employers and the world of work at large; and to promote social dialogue, active involvement and the effective participation of workers, and their representatives, in specific workplaces and in labour policy more generally. The Centre promote synergies between academics, government, trade unions, employers and other actors involved in the field of labour relations; it acts as national monitoring agency and clearing house for trends and developments occurring in employment and industrial relations; and undertakes research, consultancy and disseminate information on issues related to industrial and employee relations in Malta and abroad.
CLS Director: Dr Anna Borg
The Institute for Tourism, Travel and Culture (ITTC) is responsible for training people in Malta in tourism, heritage management, cultural issues and socio-economic impacts of tourism. Its academic staff has been involved in research about cultural heritage, cultural routes, cultural products, media and arts, tourism SMEs, tourism employment issues, island sustainability and tourism economics. The Institute works closely with local tourism stakeholders such as hotels, restaurants, respective government entities and Ministries, heritage agencies and craft organizations. It is also a member of AIEST, EUTO, Tourism Networks and the National Rural Development Agency, and was instrumental in setting up the Slow Food Movement in Malta.
ITTC Director: Professor Andrew Jones
25 February 2017