Chemistry is concerned with key challenges in today's society.
These challenges include the development of new sources of energy, understanding the chemistry of biological processes, solving environmental problems, analysing genetic information, synthesising novel compounds in both drug design and development of materials, and understanding matter on the nanometre scale.
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Malta has some cutting-edge instrumentation, that provide excellent facilities to our staff and students in research as well as offer services to industry and laboratories. The pride of place in our Department is the 500 MHz multi-nuclear NMR facility. Our Department also has a UPLC-MSMS, an energy dispersive XRF, a High Resolution Atomic Absorption Spectrometer and a Zetasizer as key instrumentation. Purchase of these facilities was made possible through partial funding from the European Union's European Regional Development Fund.
Our graduates are prepared for careers working on these very issues in academic research, applied or industrial research, medicine and the health professions, and education, as well as in governmental organisations and authorities. In order to develop student talent in these areas, our Department provides students with a complete education of the principles of traditional and modern chemistry, including a laboratory experience within the curriculum and in close collaboration with academic advisers. We offer a number of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.