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Malta Medical School Conference

The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery is pleased to announce the upcoming IX Malta Medical School Conference which this year will be held at the Hilton Malta Hotel, St Julians during the 3-5 December 2015.

Further information will be communicated regularly via the official website, here.

08 Jan 2016

The 2015 Commonwealth Round Table Lecture

The 2015 Commonwealth Round Table Lecture will be delivered by the distinguished former Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Lawrence Gonzi, on Friday 27 November.
Dr Gonzi will be speaking after the official opening of the Malta Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) earlier that day. The title of his address will be: 'The Commonwealth, The European Union, The Challenges'. He is expected to argue for a rekindling of the Commonwealth spirit in accordance with its core values and to point up the linkages with the European Union as an opportunity for the Commonwealth 'to add global value' (the theme of the Commonwealth summit and its associated forums). He will identify three key challenges - migration; fundamentalism; and global poverty and agricultural policy - and offer his own way forward. 
The lecture, which will be followed by a drinks reception with Dr Gonzi and other VIP guests, will be held at the Aula Magna, Old University Buildings, Valletta at 18:00. Entrance is free but seating is limited and early booking is essential. Entry will be by numbered ticket only. 
Dr Gonzi was Prime Minister of Malta from 2004 and 2013 and pioneered Malta's entry into the European Union. He was Chairperson-in-Office of the Commonwealth between 2005 and 2007, having chaired the 2005 Malta CHOGM. 
The Round Table 
The lecture is organised and sponsored by The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs.  

Since its foundation in 1910, The Round Table has had a dual function. First, it is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, which now appears six times a year. The UK’s oldest international affairs journal, it provides analysis and commentary on all aspects of international affairs, and is the major source for coverage of the policy issues concerning the contemporary Commonwealth and its global role. Secondly, The Round Table is a forum for Commonwealth debate and advocacy.

16 Nov 2015

Energy Union Tour with Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič

How can Malta and the EU as a whole ensure a reliable supply of electricity at affordable prices while respecting the climate and environmental goals

The Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Energy, Maroš Šefčovič will be bringing the Energy Union Tour to Malta on the 9 November 2015. The Energy Union Tour is an initiative undertaken by Vice-President Šefčovič with the aim of conveying in person what the Energy Union is about and why it matters so much not only at a European level but also to each and every one of the individual Member States.
The overarching objective of the Energy Union is to bring to all Europeans energy which is secure, competitive, and sustainable by building an internal energy market based on solidarity and trust among Member States, on free flows of energy across borders, on putting energy efficiency first, on de-carbonising our economy, and on staying ahead of the curve by investing in research and innovation.
The Vice President will be meeting representatives from the Industry, Academia and Tertiary Students in a public dialogue.

Come and discuss with the Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič on Monday 9 November 2015, 10:30 at the Auditorium, Valletta Campus, St Paul Street Valletta

A free shuttle service will be provided from the main gate of the University (near the Gateway Building) to the Valletta Campus and back at 0945hrs. Due to space limitations, interested participants are requested to confirm their attendance by calling on +356 2342 5100 or by email to


04 Nov 2015

Appearance Matters training school

COST IS1210 Appearance Matters Training School:
Assessing appearance dissatisfaction in marginalised and socially disadvantaged groups

The training school will he held from 9 to 11 November at the Cottonera Resource Centre in Vittoriosa.

The Cottonera Resource Centre, St Edward Street, Fortini, Vittoriosa BRG 9030, Malta

Dates: Monday 9 to Wednesday 11 November 2015

The training school will address the following topics via lectures, reflective exercises and group work over the course of the 3 days:
  • The psychology of appearance
  • Who are the marginalised and socially disadvantaged groups in Europe?
  • The impact of belonging to a disadvantaged group on childhood, adolescence & adulthood
  • The social and cultural impact in relation to marginalised and socially disadvantaged groups
  • How do we reach these groups in our different fields of specialities – education, vocational training, public health, medical settings
  • How do we assess appearance dissatisfaction in marginalised and socially disadvantaged groups?
  • Research methods and methodological challenges
  • Data collection methods & response formats
  • Case studies based upon clinical and observational experiences

It is an international training school however there are 23 places available for local participants

For full details and to apply: visit the COST IS1210 Appearance Matters Training School webpage on the Department of Gender Studies website.

Application deadline:
Sunday 1 November 2015

Cost: The training school is free of charge however a contribution of EUR 30 will be requested from each participant to cover the cost of lunch and coffee breaks during the training school. The contribution will be collected upon registration on the first day.

03 Nov 2015

Mediterranean Fractures International Symposium - Update

The Mediterranean Fractures International Symposium will take place on 5 and 6 November at the University of Malta Valletta Campus. The symposium brings together eminent and cutting edge-scholars, artists and activists to debate present-day modes of fractured consciousness in the Mediterranean region and beyond from a trans-disciplinary perspective, and through both contemporary and longer historiographic purviews.
The Mediterranean Institute is very happy to announce that the Symposium will be addressed by Booker-shortlisted novelist and scholar Abdulrazak Gurnah, Booker-shortlisted novelist Hisham Matar, as well as foremost Mediterranean literary and cultural scholars Stephanos Stephanides and Iain Chambers.
Novelist Hisham Matar will also be delivering a Public Reading at the University of Malta, open for free to both students and the general public. This will take place at the Gateway Building on Saturday 7 November at 11:00.
Mediterranean Fractures is being hosted by the Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta in collaboration with the Centre for Postcolonial Research, University of Kent and the Associazione Italiana di Studi sulle Culture e Letterature di Lingua Inglese (AISCLI). The International Symposium and the Public Reading by Hisham Matar are supported by the Ministry for Education and Employment and the Culture Directorate within the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government.
The idea for the Mediterranean Fractures project was initiated by Abdulrazak Gurnah, Norbert Bugeja and Annalisa Oboe back in 2013, with the first edition of the symposium being held at the University of Kent in May 2014, and organised in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century, University of Kent and the Associazione Italiana di Studi sulle Culture e Letterature di lingua inglese (AISCLI).
Online registration for the Mediterranean Fractures International Symposium remains open until Friday 30 October 2015 midnight CET. 
For further information on the Mediterranean Fractures project and symposium kindly contact the symposium convenor, Dr Norbert Bugeja.

03 Nov 2015

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