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Science in the City 2017

A night of research, arts and the latest technologies, in Valletta

This year’s festival is more exciting than ever before. With a new layout and a host of innovative activities, the 6th edition of Science in the City—European Researchers’ Night, promises to be a night to remember. On Friday 29 September 2017 from 6.00pm until midnight science and the arts will transform Republic Street as visitors of all ages explore the highly interactive activities. Plans include the usual health and dental checks, child-friendly experiments, shows and games, as well as totally new activities that find their inspiration in ongoing research projects here in Malta, such as Light Pushes Stuff, AR Art, Holograms and so much more.

A full programme can be viewed on and the festival followed on Facebook for regular updates:

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Science in the House 2017

6th Annual Science in the House Exhibition
Thursday 28th September 2017

Scientists will be participating in the 6th annual Science in the House exhibition at 11:00 am on Thursday 28th September.

Science in the House is the official opening event of the prestigious science & arts festival, Science in the City, European Researchers’ Night on Friday 29th September. The format is a media event showcasing the exciting scientific research at the University of Malta, and elsewhere in Malta, for discussion with Members of Parliament. The event is held in the Parliament Building in Valletta.

The call for application for this year’s event is now closed. Participation is subject to peer-review. The evaluation panel considered the quality of the application, research excellence based on high-impact journal publications, training of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, and social and economic impact of the research. Selected participants are encouraged to submit a manuscript for publication to Xjenza Online (

The event is part-financed by the Framework Program of the European Commission (Horizon 2020) and organised by the Malta Chamber of Scientists, and the Research Trust (RIDT) of the University of Malta, on behalf of the Science in the City consortium. The event is hosted by the Hon. Dr. Anġlu Farrugia, The Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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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Xjenza Online - Vol. 5 Issue 1 - September 2017 Out Now!

Xjenza Volume 5, Issue 1 - September 2017

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.