The University of Malta is the highest teaching institution in Malta and it traces its origins to the founding of the Collegium Melitense, set up in 1592. Today the University of Malta has fourteen Faculties. A number of interdisciplinary institutes and centres have been set up in various fields.
There are some 11,000 students, including over 600 international students from 80 different countries, following full-time or part-time degree and diploma courses.
The University regularly hosts a large number of Erasmus and other exchange students.
The Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking was set up at the University of Malta in collaboration with Professor Edward de Bono in 1992. Over the years, the Institute has expanded its activities, and it now offers a wide range of courses and events to University students and to the general public in the following interrelated subject areas:
- Creativity and idea generation
- Innovation Management
- Foresight (Futures Studies)
The Institute offers the following Masters level Programs:
- Master in Creativity and Innovation
- International Joint Master in Strategic Innovation and Future Creation (in collaboration with University of Potsdam and University of Turku)
Team of the University of Malta for the OI-Net project:
Professor Sandra M. Dingli
Professor Sandra M. Dingli obtained her PhD from the University of Durham, U.K. She conducts workshops and delivers lectures on creativity and innovation management, foresight, the de Bono thinking techniques, philosophy of mind and philosophy of artificial intelligence to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Sandra was instrumental in setting up the Institute in collaboration with Professor Edward de Bono in October 1992.
In 2004 Sandra designed and launched a new postgraduate degree, a Master of Arts in Creativity and Innovation. Sandra has organised five International Conferences on Creative Thinking at the University of Malta. She has edited five books with selected proceedings of the International Conferences, published by the University of Malta Press. Her most recent publication, co-authored with Malcolm Goodman, is entitled Creativity and Strategic Innovation Management (Routledge, 2013). As Director of The Edward de Bono Institute (1992 – 2013) Sandra coordinated a three-year ERASMUS curriculum development project which involved designing the curriculum and launching a new European M.Sc. in Strategic Innovation and Future Creation.
Ms. Stacy Goodlip
Stacy forms part of the Project Support team at the University of Malta in her role as Project Support Officer.