Research and Innovation Programme – 2008
Research and Innovation Programme 2008
5th December 2007
0900hrs – 1130hrs
Corinthia San Ġorġ Hotel, St. Julians
The Malta Council for Science and Technology is organising a business breakfast on the R&I Programme 2008, on Wednesday December 5, 2007 between 0900hrs and 1130hrs at the Corinthia San Ġorġ Hotel, St Julians.
The R&I Funding Programme was introduced in 2004 and is the most important vehicle for state financing of local research activities, both in academia as well as in government and the private sector. The fund of Lm300,000 (€700,000) is heavily oversubscribed, with past programmes typically receiving requests for total funding in the region of Lm3 million.
The objectives of this event are as follows:
- to raise awareness of the importance of R&I in today’s socio-economic environment
- to highlight local competencies and activities in local research
- to disseminate the benefits of the fund through the presentation of a number of case-studies of projects which have been financed through this fund.
Registration can be done online through MCST website at www.mcst.gov.mt under the Events section.
Participation is free of charge.
0930hrs Welcome Note
Prof. Juanito Camilleri, Chairman, MCST
0945hrs Opening Address
Hon. Minister Ċensu Galea
1000hrs R&I Programme 2008 Overview
Dr Brian Warrington, CEO, MCST
R&I 2006 Projects Overviews
1015hrs HOTER Project Overview
Ing. Marco Cremona, Sustech Consulting
1025hrs The development of a laparoscopic surgery tool Project Overview
Dr Ing. Jonathan Borg, Dept of Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UoM
R&I 2004 Projects Success Stories
1035hrs Modelling of Materials with unusual Mechanical and Thermal Properties
Prof. Joseph Grima, Dept of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, UoM
1045hrs Computational Intelligence Techniques for Control of complex Systems
Dr Ing. Simon G. Fabri, Dept of Systems & Control Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UoM
1055hrs Screening of Maltese Medicinal and Aromatic Plants for Pharmacological Activity
Dr Everaldo Attard, Institute of Agriculture, UoM
1105hrs Closing Remarks
Malta Council for Science & Technology
Villa Bighi, Bighi Kalkara CSP 12 Malta
Tel: +356 21 660340
Fax: +356 21 660341
04 December 2007
IT Services – Opening Hours
During the Christmas period, IT Services hours will be as follows:
Friday 21 December 0830hrs - 1230hrs: OPEN
Monday 24 December to Tuesday 1 January (both days inclusive): CLOSED
Normal opening hours will resume as from Wednesday 2 January
30 November 2007
Erasmus – Teaching Staff Mobility
Call for Applications 2007-2008
The International & EU Office at the University of Malta has issued the Erasmus Teaching Staff applications for mobility during the academic year 2007-2008. This scheme provides partial financing in the form of grants to lecturers at the University of Malta to conduct short teaching mobility periods in other European Universities. Over the past year, over 227 bilateral agreements for teaching staff mobility, with Universities in 27 different countries have been signed in a wide range of subject areas.
Since its introduction locally in the year 2000, the Erasmus Mobility programme has attracted participation from a large number of faculties and institutes and has been extremely useful not only at the level of personal academic development but also for the development of cooperation in research areas, mobility of students and the development of new curricula.
The application, list of placements and further information can be obtained from the erasmus website.
Applications and supporting documentation are to be submitted to Ms Annhelica Scerri, International & EU Office, Room 106, Administration Building (tel: 23402804, e-mail: email@example.com) by the 12th December 2007.
28 November 2007
Material for the ibn Campusino Page
The Communications and Alumni Relations Office wishes to bring the following to your attention:
The Sunday Times Education Editor notifies that news items for the ibn Campusino page are to be kept short and written with the general reader in mind. Whenever possible, high resolution (at least 300dpi) creative photos should accompany the news items.
Material for publication is to reach firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday at noon.
23 November 2007
Italo-Maltese Cultural Agreement – Exchange of Lecturers/Researchers
Exchange of lecturers/researchers through Italo-Maltese Cultural Agreement in 2008:The Italo-Maltese Cultural Agreement:
Call for Applications (Closing date 14th December 2007)
The Italo-Maltese Executive Programme for Cultural Cooperation is an agreement that provides for the award of a per diem allowance in order to promote the exchange of up to ten Italian academics and ten University of Malta academic members of staff or researchers for each year.
Applications are open to:
The Italo-Maltese Cultural Agreement is open to Maltese Full-Time academic Members of staff or researchers who are going to visit Italian Academic Institutions from April to December 2008 for professional purposes. Preference will be give to applicants who did not receive financial assistance through the Italo-Maltese Executive Programme for Cultural Cooperation during the academic year 2006/7.'Type of activities to be considered:
Academics can visit Italian Institutions and benefit from the Italo-Maltese Cultural Agreement if their visit is aimed at one of the following:
Duration of Visits:
- deliver Lectures to a class within an Italian Institution
- address Seminars
- discuss academic co-operation
- other Academic-related visits.
Visits funded through the Italian Cultural Agreement cannot be longer than 10 working days, and cannot be shorter than 5 working days, although visits of a shorter duration may be considered in exceptional cases.Activity period to be funded through this Call for Applications:
The visits covered by this Call must be conducted between April 2008 and December 2008. Visits taking place prior to this period cannot be considered as applicable. Visits for lecturing purposes cannot take place during academic vacation periods.Click here
for further details.
23 November 2007
Director for Human Resources Management & Development
At a Council Meeting held on Thursday, 18 October, 2007 Ms Jacqueline Fenech has been appointed Director for Human Resources Management & Development
16 November 2007
Election – One Member of the Academic Staff on Council
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16 November 2007
Institute of Linguistics IT Facilities
IT Services, in collaboration with the Institute of Linguistics, are making available the computer labs at CCT Building (First floor Room 403 & 404) as open access labs during certain hours. These labs are equipped with printing & scanning facilities.
Click here for the open access hours during this semester.
09 November 2007
Council Appointments - Academic Staff (27 Sep. 07)
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09 November 2007
Interruption of Network Services on Campus (10, 17 Nov.)
The underlying areas will not have access to network services (Internet, e-mail etc.) due to electrical works as follows:
Saturday 10th November 0730hrs - 1530hrs
- Faculty of Architecture & Civil Engineering (including the Studio)
- Faculty of Laws
- Faculty of Theology
- Faculty of Economics, Accountancy & Management
- The building that houses the Islands & Small States Institute, the Counselling Services, the International School of English
Saturday 17th November 0730hrs - 0930hrs
- Biomedical Sciences
- Department of Pharmacy
Other buildings on campus and connections from residences will not be affected.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
09 November 2007
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