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Title: The re-opening of the University in 1800
Authors: Cassar Pullicino, J.
Keywords: University of Malta -- History
Universities and colleges -- Malta -- History -- 19th century
Education, Higher -- Malta -- History
Issue Date: 1958
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Arts
Citation: Cassar Pullicino, J. (1958). The re-opening of the University in 1800. Journal of the Faculty of Arts, 1(2), 142-148.
Abstract: With the rising of the Maltese against the French on the 2nd September, 1798, Napoleon's plans for the reform of higher education in Malta were indefinitely postponed and later had to be abandoned altogether. On the 18th June Bonaparte had decreed that the University was to be replaced by a Central School, to which the Malta Library, the cabinet of Antiquities and the Observatory were to be attached, together with a Natural History Museum and a Botanical Garden covering thirty acres. The School was to have eight chairs, viz. (1) Arithmetic and Stereotomy, (2) AIgebra and Stereotomy, (3) Geometry and Astronomy, (4) Mechanics and Physics, (5) Chemistry, (6) Oriental Languages, (7) Navigation and (8) a Librarian entrusted with the Geography course. In addition, courses in Anatomy, Medicine and Midwifery were to be held at the Hospital.
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Journal of the Faculty of Arts, Volume 1, Issue 2

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