Erasmus in malta
 

What is this site about !!!

This website contains the experiences of Manish Abraham during his Erasmus semester at The University of Malta. Manish Abraham completed his MSc in Engineering in Innovation and Product Management at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. 

Where is Malta !
 

Malta is a southern European country in the Mediterranean Sea around 80 km  south of Sicily and 333 km  north of Africa . Malta covers just over 316 km2 (122 sq mi), making it one The world's smallest and most densely populated countries. After being ruled by several foreign powers such as France, the Arabs, and most recently the British, Malta gained independence in 1964. The capital of Malta is Valletta.  Valletta- Malta’s capital- will also be hosted as the European Cultural Capital 2018. There are two official languages: Maltese and English.  

History of Malta !
 

The history of Malta is a long and colourful one dating back to the dawn of civilization.

The Maltese Islands went through a golden Neolithic period, the remains of which are the mysterious temples dedicated to the goddess of fertility. Later on, the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Byzantines, all left their traces on the Islands.

In 60 A.D. St. Paul was shipwrecked on the island while on his way to Rome and brought Christianity to Malta. The Arabs conquered the islands in 870 A.D. and left an important mark on the language of the Maltese. Until 1530 Malta was an extension of Sicily: The Normans, the Aragonese and other conquerors who ruled over Sicily also governed the Maltese Islands. It was Charles V who bequeathed Malta to the Sovereign Military Order of St. John of Jerusalem who ruled over Malta from 1530 to 1798. The Knights took Malta through a new golden age, making it a key player in the cultural scene of 17th and 18th century Europe. The artistic and cultural lives of the Maltese Islands were injected with the presence of artists such as Caravaggio, Mattia Preti and Favray who were commissioned by the Knights to embellish churches, palaces and auberges.

In 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte took over Malta from the Knights on his way to Egypt. The French presence on the islands was short lived, as the English, who were requested by the Maltese to help them against the French, blockaded the islands in 1800.

British rule in Malta lasted until 1964 when Malta became independent. The Maltese adapted the British system of administration, education and legislation.

Modern Malta became a Republic in 1974 and joined the European Union in May 2004.


Recent ERASMUS Blogs

  • End of Semester Erasmus Report I spent my 3 rd semester of M.Sc. in Innovation and Product Management on an Exchange semester in University of Malta. The course was very much similar to the ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2014, 3:07 PM by Manish Abraham
  • First Day at UOM - St Geroge's Bay 30/08/ 2013 A short one minute overview Video of the first day at University of Malta.
    Posted Oct 7, 2013, 12:10 PM by Manish Abraham
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