Universities and Colleges in Malta

Courses at the University of Malta (founded 1592 as the Jesuits’ College) include architecture, arts, diplomatic studies, education, engineering, law, medicine, sciences and theology. G F Abela Junior College (University of Malta) was established at Msida (greater Valletta), in 1995. Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology offers a very wide range of vocational and professional education and training, with its main campus at Paola (greater Valletta). The International Maritime Law Institute is based in Malta.

Around 10% of 20-29 year olds in Malta are in university education, which is somewhat lower than the average EU rate of 25%. However, the growth rate of students in higher and further education is encouraging – in the decade between 1999 and 2009, the student population grew by 50% to almost 23,000 students. The female–male ratio for gross enrolment in tertiary education is 0.72:1 (2008). Literacy among people aged 15–24 is 98% (2005).

The National Commission for Higher Education (NCHE) is responsible for compiling data about the sector, and authorises further education programmes and institutions.

Universities and Colleges organisations in Malta
College of Arts, Science and Technology, Malta
University of Malta

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