Over the last 10 years, a strategic vision has vaulted the University of Malta onto the world stage. Multimillion capital investments have facilitated the construction of advanced buildings and cutting-edge equipment to support research that turned the Institution into a third generation university. Along with a big research boost, new initiatives have transformed the infrastructure helping to acquire the funds needed to start turning university research ideas into innovation and business. The fundamental recasting of the Academic Collective Agreement, and restructuring of administration, has helped enhance academic and student work. Being a world-standing university has supported local socio-economic growth with a quadrupling of evening courses for adult learning, construction of a sound research infrastructure, festivals to engage the public, and a research trust fund that has seen new collaboration with industry, private individuals, and NGOs. We have grown. This is how.