Barts welcomes first students

The Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry welcomed its first intake of students at its campus in Malta. Upon completing their induction, the students will commence their studies in the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MMBS) programme.

During its first year of operations, while works on its permanent campus are completed, the medical school will be housed at Sir MA Refalo Gozo Sixth Form, which has been upgraded and equipped to provide the best learning experience that befits a university of international repute.

Economic growth maintains impressive momentum

Malta’s economy grew by a staggering 6.4% in the second quarter of 2017 when compared to the same quarter in the previous year, maintaining the impressive momentum that has been registered in the past three years.

Data published by the National Statistics Office also shows that the manufacturing sector has also been performing well. Indeed, the GVA generated by the this sector at market prices increased by 6.1% when comparing the second quarter of 2017 with the corresponding period in the previous year.

Business First opening hours on September 5th-6th

​Business First offices will be opening with reduced hours on the coming 5th and 6th of September, 2017. The offices will be temporarily closed on:

  • Tuesday, 5th September from 8:30hrs to 12:30hrs; and
  • Wednesday, 6th September from 13:00hrs to 16:00hrs.

Normal opening hours will resume as from Thursday, 7th September, i.e. from 08:00hrs to 16:00hrs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from 08:00hrs to 19:00hrs on Wednesdays.

First RELOS3 thematic event

Experts from various European countries gathered in Malta to discuss Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3) and how these can be put to good use at a local level to promote innovation, particularly through the active involvement of local authorities, innovators and companies.

Malta's share of ICT graduates highest in the EU

Data released by Eurostat, the statistical arm of the European Commission, shows that Malta has the highest share of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) graduates in the European Union (EU). In 2015, 8.5% of the students who graduated in Malta attained an ICT-related degree which is more than double the EU average of 3.5%. Furthermore, Malta also ranks 5th in the EU for graduates in the natural sciences, mathematics and statistics degrees.

Malta hosts EuroNanoForum 2017 conference

The strengthening of European manufacturing industries' competitiveness through nanotechnology, advanced materials technologies and open innovation was at the core of the debate during the EuroNanoForum 2017 conference, which was held over a span of three days between the 21st and 23rd of June in Valletta, Malta.

Around 700 delegates, 100 speakers and 50 exhibitors from all over Europe, as well as other countries such as Canada, Japan, Cuba and South Korea took part in the conference and shared their knowledge and experience.

RELOS3: Successful deployment of the Smart Specialization Strategies

Malta Enterprise hosted policy players from six countries - namely Estonia, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Malta - for meetings in relation to the RELOS3 project, an EU-funded initiative focusing on implementing regional Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3) in a local context by actively involving local authorities, innovation actors and companies.

Partners had the opportunity to exchange findings and analyse similar or complementary smart specialisations with the ultimate aim of further stimulating innovation in EU regions.

Informal Council Working Group on Export Credits held in Malta

Malta Enterprise and Trade Malta, with the support of the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business, have organized the Informal Council Working Group on Exports Credits. Senior officials from the Finance Ministries of the EU Member States and Export Credit Agencies attended the working session, the discussion of which focused on the challenges and risks facing Africa today.