Higher Education Systems and Institutions, Malta
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The Development of a Higher Education System in Malta
The Maltese Archipelago, made up of the main island Malta, the sister island of Gozo, and a smaller uninhabited island of Comino, has a total population of about 425,000, a land area of 316 km2, and a population density of c. 1,350 per km2. Since independence from the British Empire in 1964, the major political milestone has been the accession to the European Union in 2004.
The higher education landscape in Malta has been dominated by the University of Malta for more than 230 years. It remains the only publicly funded university. The main vocational college, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST), started providing higher education programs in 2008. Due to recent policy developments, the sector has now been further widened to include other public and private providers of higher education.
Since 1999, the Bologna Process has influenced the evolution of higher education in Malta (Malta National Team of Bologna...
KeywordsNational Quality Assurance Framework (NQAF) Public Higher Education Institutions Student Maintenance Grants Malta University Student Recruitment Process
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