The University participates in 'Malta - Crossroads of Civilisation' at the U.N. Headquarters in Geneva As part of the programme to mark 2001 as the United Nations' year of Dialogue among Civilizations, a week of activities focussing on Malta: Crossroads of Civilisations was recently held in Geneva. Various organisations were represented including the University of Malta, N.S.T.S., the Malta Maritime Authority and the Malta Tourism Authority.

A lecture entitled The University, a Reflection of Civilization Past, Present and Future was delivered by the Rector, Professor Roger Ellul-Micallef, at the U.N. Headquarters, Palais des Nations. The well attended talk was chaired by the Director-General of the U.N. Office in Geneva, Vladimir Petrovsky, and was attended by the Maltaís Ambassador at the United Nations, Dr Michael Bartolo together with guests. At the University's stand in the Hall des Pas Perdus, Ms Patricia Camilleri, Principal Communications Officer, demonstrated the University's website and answered visitors' queries concerning University courses.

Other activities included an exhibition of Contemporary Art from Malta; a musical programme at the Palais de Nations featuring the joint participation of the Socjetà Filarmonika Nicolò Isouard and the Socjetà Filarmonika Santa Marija from Mosta; and a concert at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) with soprano Lydia Caruana accompanied by Marco Rivoltini on the piano and a performance by pianist Brian Schembri.

5 December 2001