Academic excellence

The Institute of Earth Systems' Award for Academic Excellence is presented annually to qualifying students in recognition of outstanding academic achievement in their undergraduate studies.

In order to qualify for the Award for Academic Excellence, which is sponsored by the HSBC (Malta) Foundation, students must consistently obtain the highest results, including a minimum of 80 ECTS at grade A or better and a further 20 ECTS at grade B or better, during the first two years of the B.Sc. (Hons) in Earth Systems course.

The award for 2020 was presented to Ms Nadya Buga by Professor Godfrey Baldacchino (Chairman of the Institute of Earth Systems and Pro-Rector for International Development & Quality Assurance), and the Institute’s Director, Professor Louis F. Cassar, during a ceremony held on 10 July 2020. The Course Coordinator of the B.Sc. (Hons) in Earth Systems, Dr Belinda Gambin, was among the staff members present at the ceremony, which was also attended by several Student Representatives from the Institute’s courses.

Since its inception in 2014, the Institute’s Award for Academic Excellence has been awarded to the following students:

2020:  Ms Nadya Buga

2019:  Ms Mandy Balzan and Ms Michaela Borg

2016:  Ms Marta Falzon

2015:  Mr Paul Galea

2014:  Mr Martin Austad, Ms Cecilia Camilleri, and Mr Luca Pisani