About us

The Mediterranean Institute promotes, facilitates and publishes interdisciplinary academic research on the Mediterranean, with the principal aim of a better understanding of the evolution, history, and environment of this region, with particular reference to its societies and cultures.

Our Institute is composed of a number of Research Associates and Fellows within specialised Key Research Areas (KRA) that act as working groups bringing together scholars from within and beyond the University. The current KRA’s are:
The main aims of the Mediterranean Institute are:
  • to promote research on the Mediterranean by bringing together academics from different disciplines to promote a holistic understanding of the region, and its cultures and peoples across time, through conferences, seminars and ongoing networking with other specialised centres and institutes overseas
  • to operate as a resource centre for the provision of specialists and expertise on Mediterranean issues, and to offer services to public authorities, as well as to other institutions, private organisations and individuals, as the Governing Board may from time to time determine
  • to offer multi and trans-disciplinary supervision for Masters and Doctoral research projects on the Mediterranean
  • to attract external funding for specific research projects, including joint ones with other similar specialised centres, as determined by the Governing Board. 

The Institute publishes an international Journal of Mediterranean Studies as well as other scholarly literature dealing with, amongst others, the history, culture, environment, economy, politics, and societies, of the Mediterranean.

Our M.A. in Mediterranean Studies is a transdisciplinary, research-led programme of studies in this rapidly growing field of study. We also provide trans-disciplinary supervision for Masters of Arts and Doctoral research on the Mediterranean.

Want to know more?
Contact Dr Norbert Bugeja, M.A. course coordinator.


https://www.um.edu.mt/medinst/aboutus