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Science in the Citadel Gozo

The new Gozo Science festival Science In The Citadel released its full programme today for the April 22 event. Dr Anton Refalo, Minister for Gozo, opens the event at 9 am for 12 hours of shows, workshops, talks by eminent local scientists, debates, demonstrations, film and interactive Science Fair fun all within the atmospheric confines of the ancient Citadel. An easy to use trail guide and map is now available online at

A full range of science disciplines is covered with activities at all levels from kindergarten to postgraduate, all with the aim of engaging and exciting people about the science taking place on the Maltese Islands, whether they be local residents or just visitors for the day. 32 different organisations - including the University of Malta, Microsoft Youthspark, the Police Forensic Science Lab, Esplora and SharkLab, with many science student organisations - are laying on 50 different activities so there truly is something for everyone at the first of what is sure to become an annual attraction on Gozo.

Further information:
Colleen Bower – Organiser 7909 6753
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Twitter: @CitadelScience

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.

Read more: Xjenza Online - COST Special Issue - March 2017

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.

Read more: Science Policy in Malta: The Knowledge Economy

Xjenza Online - Vol. 4 Issue 2 - December 2016 Out Now!

Xjenza Volume 4, Issue 2 - December 2016

Xjenza is the Journal of the Malta Chamber of Scientists and is published by the Chamber in electronic format. Xjenza is a peer-reviewed, open access international journal. The scope of the journal encompasses research articles, original research reports, reviews, short communications and scientific commentaries in all fields of science.

After receiving a bit of a face lift we are pleased to announce that the second issue in the New Online Series has just been published and currently available as open access. The full Journal can be downloaded here, or you may wish to access individual articles here.