With the year winding down, it is a great time for reflection on the eventful year that 2020 has been for each and every one of us.
For the University of Malta, Q3 was characterised by more research initiatives, very promising international rankings, and huge strides forward for its radio station, Campus FM.
Here are the best Newspoint stories of 2020 for Q3 (July - September):
Despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic, local uptake at undergrad level at the University of Malta has increased in this last academic year.
Dr Joseph Caruana from the Institute of Space Sciences & Astronomy shared some beautiful shots he managed to capture of the comet NEOWISE.
Celaine Buhagiar was appointed as Station Manager, taking on duties from Interim Station Manager, Mr Pierre Cassar. She is a Communication Studies graduate, and the owner of a local dance school.
Another recognition of UM’s progress, as data released by Webometrics places the University in the top 2.5% universities worldwide.
Personalised Recovery Through a Multi-User Environment: Virtual Reality for Rehabilitation – is the name of the Horizon 2020 project that received significant funds, with UM’s role being to conduct tests to ensure the product meets its intended function.
A pair of C1X coastal rowing boats launched by the University of Malta Rowing Club were launched, and these have kickstarted coastal rowing in Malta (a new sport).
A new collaboration between the University of Malta and Heritage Malta is seeing the two entities consolidate their longstanding relations by launching a number of research-related initiatives.
In preparation for the academic year starting October 2020, the University of Malta published its safety reopening plan, with the aim of keeping COVID-19 off campus.
- I Belong Programme successfully propels group of third-country nationals to the next stage of integration
An integral part of the Migrant Integration Strategy & Action Plan bears fruit as about 130 third-country nationals successfully completed the final stage of the ‘I Belong Programme’ supported by the Faculty of Education.
President Emeritus and Chairperson of the National Cancer Foundation, Her Excellency Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, visited UM to announce that the Emanuele Cancer Research Foundation is funding two UM projects to the tune of €1.2 million.