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Call for Applications: Xjenza Editor-in-Chief

Xjenza Online is seeking candidates for the position of Editor-in-Chief, for a term of 5 years, beginning January 2017. The first issue under the direction of this editor is expected to be Volume 6, Issue 1 (June 2018). There is no financial compensation associated with this position. There is however an opportunity for a powerful and enriching experience at the helm of one of Malta’s most prestigious inter-disciplinary scientific and academic journals.

Apply by 31 July 2017 via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Xjenza Online - COST Special Issue - March 2017

In this special issue of Xjenza Online, presented are papers by scientists based in Malta, notably from the University of Malta, with collaborators from institutions in Europe that have participated in European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) actions. COST is Europe’s longest-running intergovernmental framework for cooperation in science and technology. Founded in 1971, the mission of COST is to “enable breakthrough scientific developments leading to
new concepts and products and thereby contribute to strengthen Europe’s research and innovation capacities.”

This special issue of Xjenza Online showcases 9 articles. The first article provides some history and background on COST and highlights the increased participation of Malta in these actions, which has steadily grown from 47 researchers in 2011 to 149 in 2014. The other contributions are on topics associated with specific COST Actions.

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Science Policy in Malta: The Knowledge Economy

"Malta must act now to bring science within everyone’s reach, raise the next generation of problem solvers, support Maltese research at every level, and invest in RD&I for a high-value sustainable economy."

The Malta Chamber of Scientists is concerned that science is not being given its due importance in Malta. This document outlines an inclusive vision for a cohesive science policy that will impact positively across the Maltese economy and will help ensure its continued prosperity. By identifying key issues and proposing solutions, this document provides a blueprint for the future of science in Malta.

Download the press release here.

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