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Warwick welcomes the University of Malta

Warwick welcomed a delegation of 8 academics from the University of Malta on 22 and 23 May 2017. This visit was underpinned by a Memorandum of Understanding between Warwick and Malta, which was recently signed by our Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Stuart Croft, and the Rector of the University of Malta, Prof Alfred J. Vella (who is also a Visiting Professor in Warwick’s Department of Chemistry).


The aim of the visit was to facilitate bilateral discussions exploring joint research and student mobility in a range of disciplines including Life Sciences, Education, Engineering, History, Medicine, Chemistry, Physics and Maths. The delegation was welcomed by Professor Simon Swain, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) and given a tour of the Oculus. Accompanied by Dr. Martin Spillane, Warwick’s Alumni Ambassador for Malta and Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Education Studies, they also enjoyed a campus tour as well as visits to the Postgrad Hub, the Wolfson Research Exchange and the Library. This was followed by meetings in the hosting departments. Colleagues from Wellbeing Support Services, the Dean of Students’ Office and the Students’ Union also met with Malta’s Pro-Rector (Students & Staff Affairs and Outreach), Dr. Carmen Sammut, in order to share best practice in supporting students with additional academic needs and mental health issues.


This activity builds on already established links between our two institutions, best highlighted by the President of Malta’s honorary position in Warwick’s Department of Politics and International Studies (PaIS), a significant collaboration on Migration in the Mediterranean led by Dr. Vicki Squire (PaIS) and research in Neuroscience led by Professor Bruno Frenguelli (Life Sciences).


For further details, please contact Emily Lim in the Global Partnerships team.

Wed 24 May 2017, 12:50 | Tags: Students' Union, Research, Malta, Europe, Student Mobility