University of Malta (UM)
The University of Malta had its beginnings after the expulsion of the Jesuit Order from Malta in 1768, when Grandmaster Pinto appropriated all the revenue accruing from its property on the island with the aim of establishing a ‘Pubblica Università di Studi Generali’.
UM is the leading higher education institution in Malta and its structures are in line with the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education area. UM aims to carry out academic research and provide a vibrant higher education setting in the arts, sciences and the humanities as required for Malta’s economic, social and cultural development. UM’s courses are designed to produce highly-qualified professionals in multiple disciplines. The alumni community is growing exponentially: well over 3,500 students graduate in various disciplines annually.
There are some 11,500 students, including around 1,000 international students from 92 different countries and 450 visiting overseas students, following full-time or part-time degree and diploma courses. About 3,500 students graduate in various disciplines annually. The degree courses at UM are designed to produce highly-qualified professionals, with experience of research, who will play key roles in industry, commerce and public affairs in general.