Strategic Commitments 2021


Strategic Commitments for Academic Year 2020-2021 


  1. Consolidate strategic commitments of previous academic years
  2. Increase resources and training for the provision of online learning
  3. Develop technological capabilities for online assessment
  4. Establish a long-term policy and guidelines for online learning, defining objectives, knowledge, skills, infrastructure and administrative support services
  5. Revise and update teaching programmes regularly in response to feedback from students, expert advice, and in step with rapid changes in the disciplines
  6. Improve formal and encourage informal feedback systems between students and academics
  7. Provide continuous support for doctoral researchers
  8. Expand short courses, part-time courses and online courses
  9. Design courses together with external stakeholders
  1. Consolidate strategic commitments of previous academic years
  2. Develop the functions of the Doctoral School
  3. Identify niches that the University can make its own
  4. Advocate for increased research funds in line with target GERD
  5. Establish standard operating procedures for consultancy
  6. Adopt the principles of the HRS4R Charter and Code
  7. Support efforts for funding from national and international sources
  1. Consolidate strategic commitments of previous academic years
  2. Create accessible offices and resources for ADSU support staff
  3. Conduct accessibility audits and subsequent action
  4. Monitor problematic areas on a regular basis
  5. Provide campus taxi service for students and staff with mobility issues
  6. Design buildings that address the physical and mental needs of students
  7. Make more ‘quiet rooms’ available on campus
  8. Improve support systems that increase completion rates
  9. Work on issues of gender mainstreaming within the curriculum
  10. Promote the Sexual Harassment Policy with external stakeholders
  11. Promote the benefits of diversity
  12. Provide stress-management support around examination periods
  13. Organise staff training to support distressed individuals in critical situations
  14. Support recognised student societies
  15. Set up a one-stop-office for guidance on University procedures
  16. Promote awareness of the Bullying and Harassment Policy
  17. Promote inclusive language on campus
  18. Schedule courses that specifically address the needs of part-time students
  19. Expand online distance learning to increase accessibility
  20. Spread the scope and geographic reach of the University of the Third Age
  21. Re-evaluate CAMPUS FM and THINK magazine for outreach
  1. Consolidate strategic commitments of previous academic years
  2. Actively involve industry in curriculum development through committees, focus groups and surveys
  3. Organise the Distinguished Lecturer Series in areas of expertise and specialisation pertaining to the industry
  4. Develop study units in interpersonal skills, visual communication and leadership across disciplines
  5. Deploy innovative learning methods including sport and physical activity to develop students’ capacity for effective problem solving and resilience
  6. Provide training on fundamental commercial skills, including financial literacy, organisational skills and work practices
  7. Promote courses with employers
  1. Consolidate strategic commitments of previous academic years
  2. Promote the values of good citizenship: a sense of community, hospitality, democratic ideals, tolerance, fairness and non-discrimination
  3. Maintain a dynamic language policy for the University
  4. Offer international students and international staff the opportunity to study the Maltese language
  5. Revisit processes of internal quality assurance procedures to create a balance between upholding academic standards and efficient approval systems
  6. Develop graduates in emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, FinTech and Distributed Ledger Technology
  7. Maintain admission requirements with a view to increasing accessibility and enrolment
  8. Reach out to the general public, the government, business and industrial organisations, the sporting, artistic and cultural communities, and social groups
  1. Consolidate strategic commitments of previous academic years
  2. Encourage Buddy Programmes
  3. Target 'source countries' with bespoke marketing drives
  4. Support networking of academic staff beyond Malta
  5. Encourage and promote a multilingual university
  6. Strengthen links with private English language schools as pre-University education providers (and as 'feeders' to UM)
  1. Consolidate strategic commitments of previous academic years
  2. Develop policy, guidelines, targets, infrastructure, measures, communication and enforcement to reduce, separate and safely dispose of waste  
  3. Reduce paper in forms, learning materials and assessments through digitisation 
  4. Enhance sustainability interest among academic and support staff and students, promoting equity on Campus 
  5. Change University car fleet to hybrid cars
  6. Apply sustainability assessment tools in new construction and upgrading of buildings and infrastructure
  7. Promote health and fitness through improved infrastructure, events and sports 
  8. Retrofit older buildings with smart energy management systems
  1. Consolidate strategic commitments of previous academic years
  2. Create an ecosystem of infrastructure and support
  3. Increase digitisation and reduce paper-based processes
  4. Support the strategies defined for learning, teaching and social impact
  5. Compile and implement a Research Data Management Policy
  6. Provide robust, resilient and efficient technology platforms to support
  7. Provide continuous professional development through training and enrolment to existing programmes of study
  8. Create outreach activities to engage internal and external stakeholders
  9. Create toolkits for conferences, seminars and events
  10. Design modular physical spaces that can be shared and adapted to the University's evolving needs
  11. Empower decision-makers through regular financial reporting
  12. Train staff in financial administration and reporting systems
  13. Create contact points to support financial reporting and accounting




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.