International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Department of Chemistry Ideas Activities
  • University of Malta
    Msida, Malta
  • Email
    Tel +35623402275
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    University of Malta
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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The Department of Chemistry was re-established in 1987 as part of the Faculty of Science and comprised of 4 full-time members of academic staff. Originally the Department offered coursework which lead to a 3 year joint ordinary degree in two science subjects and also serviced other faculties notably in disciplines of Pharmacy and Education.

In 1993, the Department started to offer an M.Sc. programme by advanced study and research and in 1995, the undergraduate degree programme became an honours programme.

Today, the Department has 9 full-time members of academic staff and also employs some part-time staff in order to be able to offer three undergraduate programmes and three postgraduate ones. The different programmes offered by the Department of Chemistry are listed on our Programmes pahe:

The Department is equipped with a number of instruments for both teaching and research purposes. Notably, late in 2010, the Department will upgrade its analytical chemistry facilities which will include a UPLC-MSMS instrument. This upgrade was made possible through partial funding from the European Union's European Regional Development Fund.