Open Week at the Faculty of Science Open Week at the Faculty of Science, University of Malta
Monday 12th – Friday 16th March, 2007
Venue: University Common Room (Students’ House)

The Faculty of Science of the University of Malta is organising an Open Week between Monday 12th and Friday 16th March 2007, mornings, at the University Common Room (Students’ House).

The Faculty of Science, which offers a range of degree courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, is composed of seven departments, namely

The aim of this Open Week is to encourage the younger generation to pursue a career in the sciences by arousing their interest in science subjects. Teachers, parents and students will be informed about the various degree courses (undergraduate and postgraduate) offered by the Faculty of Science and will also have the opportunity to listen to talks about work carried out in the Faculty of Science and to take a tour of the laboratories.

Sessions for schools are being held on the mornings of Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th, Thursday 15th and Friday 16th March for which Secondary schools and Sixth Form students are being invited.

A special session will also be held on Monday 12th March 2007 at 5pm for the general public (particularly parents, students, teachers, etc.) who may be unable to attend the morning sessions. This session will be addressed by the pro-rector for academic affairs of the university, Prof. Alfred J. Vella, who is also Dean of the Faculty of Science, and by Mr Omar Saliba, B.Sc. (Hons.), a recent graduate of the Faculty of Science who is the recipient of the ‘Achievement in Chemistry 2006’ award by Oxford University Press.

This event is sponsored by the University of Malta and Science on Stage (Malta).

For further details please contact us on: Tel: 2340 2274 / 2340 2840; E-mail: science4u@um.edu.mt Website: http://events.um.edu.mt/science4u

Prof. P.J. Schembri showing live, captured plankton to University of Malta 3rd year Biology students during a fieldwork session regarding the Mediterranean coastal zone.