Vision, mission and values

Vision, mission and values

The vision, mission and values of the University of Malta are driven by our community's desire to move forward and embrace new challenges. 


The University of Malta aims to be among the leading institutions in higher education in the region and to provide world-class research and education. The university community endeavours to strive for the benefit of the country in the context of social and economic well-being. Over the coming years we will continue to build on the university’s long tradition of developing the knowledge required to help Malta flourish as a small island nation and a member state of the European Union.


The mission of the University of Malta is to serve the aspirations of the people of these islands through locally and globally significant research and the provision of quality higher education in the arts, sciences and the humanities as required for Malta’s economic, social and cultural development, via the scholarship of discovery, teaching and service to the community. These functions shall be delivered in a sustainable manner that is responsive to this country’s present and emergent needs.


The University of Malta is committed to the values of academic freedom and institutional autonomy, as a signatory of the Magna Charta Universitatum, the document that was signed by 388 rectors and heads of universities from Europe and beyond in 1988 in Bologna. 

Furthermore, as a member of the European Higher Education Area and a proponent of the Bologna Process, the University of Malta upholds a set of values encompassing academic freedom and integrity, institutional autonomy and accountability, participation of students and staff in governance, and public responsibility.










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