Malta Neuroscience Network Platform

Malta Neuroscience Network Platform

  1. The Platform for Malta Neuroscience Network, under the aegis of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, is a joint initiative among the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Information & Communication Technology, Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences, Faculty of Science, the Faculty for Social Wellbeing, the Centre for Biomedical Cybernetics, and the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Biobanking.

  2. The aims of the Platform are:
    (a) to encourage and facilitate interdisciplinary research that brings together academic members from all the faculties of the University of Malta with an interest in the rapidly growing field of Neuroscience
    (b) to promote interdisciplinary dialogue among all the disciplines involved with Neuroscience
    (c) to foster research and training in neuroscience at the University of Malta
    (d) to hold regular meetings, seminars and conferences (Neuroscience day @ University of Malta) in which to present research ideas, discuss work in progress and generally promote the sharing and dissemination knowledge
    (e) to sponsor and coordinate seminars by leading neuroscientists from home and abroad
    (f) to create and maintain an electronic portal for the publications, discussion and dissemination of research
    (g) to offer study-units in Neuroscience that may be included in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
    (h) to collaborate with local and overseas centres/universities, programmes and individuals with similar purpose and scope, and
    (i) to raise public awareness in Neuroscience, brain disorders and mental health and other related areas through public talks, evening courses, Annual Brain Awareness Week, Brain Research Fundraising in conjunction with RIDT and different NGOs and scientific associations.

  3. The Platform shall have the following structure:
    (a) A Coordinator and a Board appointed by Senate on the recommendation of the Boards of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Information & Communication Technology, Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, Centre for Biomedical Cybernetics, and Centre for Molecular Medicine and Biobanking.
    (b) The Board shall consist of the Coordinator and sixteen other members, two each from the Faculty Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Information & Communication Technology, Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, Centre for Biomedical Cybernetics, and the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Biobanking. Chairpersonship of the Board shall be held jointly, with the joint Chairpersons being chosen by and from among the members.
    (c) The appointment of the Coordinator and the members of the Board shall be for one year, which can be renewed.

  4. The MNN Platform will operate as a cost centre with the ability to raise its own funds, subject to the University's financial regulations.

Approved by Senate on 7 May 2015, amended on 9 May 2019

https://www.um.edu.mt/platform/maltaneurosciencenetworkplatform