Rector’s statement 2020

Rector’s statement 2020

Great tribute is owed to all University staff and stakeholders who have worked relentlessly for the University to continue serving our students and society without interruption in 2020. Likewise, the Strategic Plan 2020-2025 is an initiative that requires adaptation and evolution, now more than ever, in the difficult circumstances which the Covid-19 pandemic has presented.

The challenges posed by the pandemic have been felt across the globe in a wide range of policy areas, and higher education is one area that has certainly been affected. In countries around the world, policymakers in international universities need to mitigate risk and plan for the possible ramifications of these unusual times.

As we consider the short-term and long-term effects on higher education, the University of Malta reaffirms its commitment to the Strategic Plan, as a model for the pedagogical community that we want to nurture, and the impact we want to have on our nation and society.

As members of the University community, we do our utmost to implement improvements and new initiatives in an ever-changing environment. We are committed to continuous advancement as an inherent part of our daily work activities to collectively achieve the goals and vision of the University of Malta.

Professor Alfred J. Vella
Rector of the University of Malta

Professor Tanya Sammut-Bonnici
Pro-Rector for Strategic Planning and Enterprise



The Strategic Development Process for the University of Malta is organised by the team dedicated to Strategic Planning and Enterprise. We constantly seek feedback to improve and evolve our strategic planning process, whilst identifying opportunities to assist students and staff in meeting University's objectives.