Celebrating our 250th anniversary

Celebrating our 250th anniversary

We are celebrating our 250th anniversary since the foundation of our Alma Mater. A number of events will be held to commemorate this important milestone.

From Friday 27 September to Wednesday 23 October 2019

A Nation of Achievers
An Exhibition commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Foundation of the University of Malta (1769 - 2019)
at the University of Malta Valletta Campus

The objects forming part of the exhibition consist primarily of scrolls – many of which have never previously been publicly exhibited and some being held in private collections – awarded to University graduates and spanning across three centuries. Some of the scrolls belonged to illustrious personalities, such as Themistocles Zammit and Sir Ugo Mifsud and others to lesser-known personalities, but whose scrolls constitute veritable works of art. The academic, but also the aesthetic is thus being celebrated. Other artefacts, such as the University mace and the campus plan emphasise the reality of a venerable institution with an ever-dynamic forward-looking vision.

The exhibition is curated by Prof. William Zammit.

Monday 30 September

Launch the commemorative silver coin together with Central Bank.

Dr Mario Vella – Governor, Central Bank
Prof. Alfred J Vella – Rector, University of Malta

Friday 1 November

This year, the University Foundation Day Celebration Concert and the Honoris Causa ceremony took place on Friday 1 November at the Mediterranean Conference Centre and the Jesuits Church, Valletta respectively.

Friday 22 November

UM will launch a commemorative stamp cover together with Maltapost and four cancellation stamps for philately enthusiasts. 

The graduation ceremony for this year's Ph.D. graduands will be held on this day. Attendance to this ceremony is strictly by invitation.