The University of Malta is the highest teaching institution in Malta, consisting of 33 faculties, centres and institutes. It is a publicly funded institution, the only university in the country, and is open to all those who have the requisite qualifications. In the past decades it has reviewed its structures in order to be in line with the Bologna process and the European Higher Education Area. It has over 11,000 students including over 600 foreign/exchange students from nearly 60 different countries, with more than 3000 students graduating every year
The Centre for Resilience and Social and Emotional Health (www.um.edu.mt/cres) at the University of Malta seeks to develop and promote social and emotional health and resilience in children and young people. It operates as a transdisciplinary research centre tapping into the various strands of research and expertise provided by the different disciplines in the field, and conducts research and development work in the area, seeking to address local and national needs while contributing to knowledge in the international domain. The Centre has participated in four EU funded projects on resilience, wellbeing and mental health, being the coordinator of two of the projects. It has recently published a resilience curriculum package for earl years and primary schools in Europe, RESCUR Surfing the Waves. It also engaged in various other research projects at local and international levels on children’s wellbeing and resilience. The Centre also publishes the International Journal of Emotional Education, an international, electronic, open access, peer reviewed journal, indexed in SCOPUS, Psychlit and ERIC amongst other indices.
Besides conducting and publishing local, European and international research, the Centre also seeks to develop and promote empirically-grounded and theoretically-sound intervention and prevention strategies in the area, disseminate knowledge and promote learning and teaching about best practices and relevant research in socio-emotional health and resilience, provides consultation to the local educational authority and schools and advanced research-based education and training to educators and other professionals at local and cross-European levels.
Тhe project EMPAQT (ref. No 564547-EPP-1-2015-1-BG-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD) is implemented with the support of the European Commission under the Erasmus+ program, Key Action 3: Forward-Looking Cooperation Projects. The texts on this website reflect only the views of their authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.