Strategic planning

Overview of the 
Strategic Planning Process

The University of Malta is embarking on a Strategic Planning Process to update its vision and mission for the next decade. The process is a widespread effort which seeks to involve all voices within the university community and to meticulously synthesize their contribution in building an even brighter future.

The Strategic Plan provides the University with a set of overall goals and a roadmap of how to achieve them. The objective of the university is to sustain and develop its position as a world-class education provider that also has a strong national role. The goals provide a guideline for day-to-day decision making and operational activity by defining where the organisation is heading and what its priorities should be. Nurturing a culture for continuous improvement in the implementation stage is crucial.

The Strategic Planning Process spans the academic year during which the campus will engage in a comprehensive set of activities to evolve our thinking, our knowledge and our vision for directing, managing and building a dynamic and contemporary university. The main activities are:

  • Hosting more than 10 conferences in the form of Strategic Development Fora for the university community and its wider stakeholders.
  • Focusing on 10 Stakeholder Groups representing students, academics, administrative staff, university entities, enterprise, employers, civil society, government and social partners.
  • Engaging 14 Faculties and over 140 Academic Departments, Centres, Institutes and Schools within the university structure.
  • Involving more than 11,500 students, 1,700 academics and 1,200 administrative staff in the development of the plan through Stakeholder Feedback Activities run in the form of seminars, meetings and surveys to give all members the opportunity to share their vision and ambition for the University of Malta.
  • Delivering several presentations to stakeholder groups and other interested persons to gather knowledge and embrace different perspectives.
  • Creating a constructive and positive environment for feedback and discussion, open to all stakeholders.
  • STRATEGIC PLANNING
    in figures

    MORE THAN 

    10

    CONFERENCES FOR STAKEHOLDER GROUPS
    REPRESENTING STUDENTS, ACADEMICS, ADMINISTRATORS,
    CIVIL SOCIETY, ENTERPRISE, GOVERNMENT AND EDUCATION PROVIDERS 

     

    MORE THAN 

    140

    FACULTY DEPARTMENTS, CENTRES, INSTITUTES AND SCHOOLS DEVELOPING THE PLAN THROUGH COMMITTEES, FEEDBACK ACTIVITIES AND CONFERENCES 

     

    MORE THAN

    11,500

    STUDENTS INVOLVED IN STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT FORA AND FEEDBACK ACTIVITIES

     

    MORE THAN 

    2,900

    ACADEMICS AND ADMINISTRATORS INVOLVED IN STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT FORA AND FEEDBACK ACTIVITIES


Strategic development at the University of Malta is based on a benchmarking exercise of leading higher education institutions and international guidelines. The process is administered by a Steering Committee operating as a Joint Sub Committee of the Senate and Council. The Strategic Themes are led by the Advisory Groups through the participation of all stakeholders, encompassing the internal university community and the external partners within society and industry. The timeline for the Strategic Development Process shown below indicates the intensity of the activities of the Steering Committee, Advisory Groups, Strategic Development Fora, Stakeholder Feedback Activities and Review period by committees, Senate and Council, all of which lead to the publication of the Strategic Plan in the final stage.

 

Strategic Development ProcessSemester ISemester II
Steering Committee
Advisory Groups
Strategic Development Fora
Stakeholder Feedback Activities
Review
Strategic Plan Launch

 

 

 

We constantly seek feedback to improve and evolve our strategic planning process, whilst identifying opportunities to assist academics, administrators and students in meeting the university's objectives. Contact us here. 



https://www.um.edu.mt/about/strategy