URL policy

The registered domain name of the University of Malta is um.edu.mt and the Junior College uses the domain jc.um.edu.mt

We follow a consistent and user-friendly format for our URLs. Our URLs should always use only lowercase letters and should never use spaces or underscores.

This policy provides clear guidelines with regard the the URL format used at UM and JC.

Faculties/Institutes/Centres/Schools

Format: www.um.edu.mt/entityname
Examples:
www.um.edu.mt/arts
www.um.edu.mt/medinst
www.um.edu.mt/cres
www.um.edu.mt/performingarts

Academic Departments

Format: www.um.edu.mt/facultyname/departmentname
Example: www.um.edu.mt/arts/english

Platforms

Format: www.um.edu.mt/platforms/platformname
Example: www.um.edu.mt/platforms/maritime

Research Groups
Format: www.um.edu.mt/research/groupname
Example: www.um.edu.mt/research/maritime

Projects
Format: www.um.edu.mt/projects/projectname
Example: www.um.edu.mt/projects/maltapot

Journals

Format: www.um.edu.mt/journalname
Example: www.um.edu.mt/pde

Senate/Council Boards and Committees

Format: www.um.edu.mt/boardname (or committeename)
Examples:
www.um.edu.mt/gender
www.um.edu.mt/urec

Conferences and other events

Format: www.um.edu.mt/events/eventname
Example: www.um.edu.mt/events/bilingualism2019

Directorates and Services

Format: www.um.edu.mt/servicename
Examples:
www.um.edu.mt/marketingcommunications
www.um.edu.mt/apqru

Contact us if you would like to create a website.
Junior College academic entities
Format: jc.um.edu.mt/name
Example: jc.um.edu.mt/sociology

Contact us if you would like to create a website.
Aliases (shortened URLs) may be set in order to have more memorable and user-friendly URLs that would be more appropriate to quote on marketing material (e.g. posters, stationery, publications etc.).

Important: bit.ly or equivalent shortenings should not be used for marketing or promotional purposes.

Contact us if you would like a shortened URL to be created.
The exceptions to the URL policy include:
  • a research or collaborative project, where staff at UM collaborate with other universities or academics from other institutions as is the case of European Union projects
  • a University spin-off or licensed sub-brand e.g. takeoff.org.mt.
The above will be able to use a non- 'um.edu.mt' URL and host the site on the UM web servers. As the content is of a non-commercial nature, the use of '.com' or '.com.mt' domains is not permitted.

Sites which qualify for this exception are exempted from using the UM branded templates. Exceptions to the URL policy are assessed on a case by case basis.

Contact IT Services to get to know more.


https://www.um.edu.mt/marketingcommunications/branding/urlpolicy