Established in 1592 as the Collegium Melitense, the University of Malta (UM) is presently the highest publicly-funded teaching institution in Malta. The University is geared towards the infrastructural and industrial needs of the country so as to provide expertise in crucial fields. Well over 3,000 students graduate in various disciplines annually. The degree courses at the University are designed to produce highly qualified professionals, with experience of research, who will play key roles in industry, commerce and public affairs in general. Employing more than 1000 employees, the University today has fourteen faculties and a number of interdisciplinary institutes and centres in various fields. UM aims to maintain and confirm its place as a research intensive institution. Research activity is at the very heart of the University’s vision, to stimulate teaching and to build strong links with business and industry as well as with other academic institutions. UM is offering a significant contribution to society by translating research and creativity into social and economic development.
L-Università ta’ Malta (UM) has a long-standing experience with the supporting, financial and administrative management of hundreds of EU-funded projects under the Lifelong Learning Programme, Erasmus+ KA1 and KA2, Horizon 2020, local research and funding programmes, and many others. It is also in regular collaboration with local public authorities and industry in both the educational field in order to align its programmes with market needs as well as in Research and Innovation with the pooling in of expertise and infrastructure. Professional support for these management aspects are available to the coordinators:
1. Research Support Services Directorate (RSSD) that provide comprehensive support to researchers on all aspects of undertaking excellent research, from obtaining funding to undertaking experimental work.
2. Project Support Office (PSO) that gives budgeting and financial support during the pre and post-award phases.
3. Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) which supports researchers in collaborating with industry, provides support and assistance in assessing the commercialisation potential of technologies developed through research and assists in protecting patentable ideas.
4. Communication office that helps in disseminating results to a wide audience through a number of vehicles.
5. Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation (CEBI) which supports researchers interested in commercialising their ideas.
6. Legal office that provides legal guidance.
7. HRM&D that provides assistance in recruitment and administrative support.
8. IT services which maintain and develop the UM’s IT infrastructure.
Contact Name: Marie Briguglio
University Campus, Tal-Qroqq