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 synthesise 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 of continuous improvement in the implementation stage is crucial.
The Strategic Planning Process spans the whole academic year, during which the campus is engaging in a comprehensive set of activities to evolve its thinking, knowledge and vision for directing, managing and building a dynamic and contemporary university. The main activities are:
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 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 the Review period by committees, Senate and Council, all of which will lead to the publication of the Strategic Plan in the final stage.
A list of activities is available here.