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Foundation: 1592

Mission: Our mission is to serve the aspirations of the people of these islands through the provision of quality higher education in the arts, sciences, social sciences, the humanities and other areas of knowledge as required for Malta’s economic, social and cultural development through the scholarship of critical inquiry, discovery, research and service to the community. The University will deliver these functions in a sustainable manner that is responsive to this country’s present and emergent needs.

Vision: The vision of the University of Malta is to be among the leading institutions in higher education, contributing to the development of our region, our country and society in general. We will continue our long tradition of developing the knowledge required to help Malta flourish as a small island nation and a member state of the wider international community.



Overall percentile


Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28Malta
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 671st406th410th1st
Arts and Humanities 455th257th253rd1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 833rd540th530th1st
Business, Management and Accounting 623rd310th312th1st
Chemistry 740th432nd445th1st
Computer Science 563rd307th305th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 462nd294th293rd1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 490th256th261st1st
Energy 709th413th427th1st
Engineering 548th319th317th1st
Environmental Science 617th406th412th1st
Mathematics 618th382nd387th1st
Medicine 741st450th441st1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 816th459th465th1st
Physics and Astronomy 665th415th419th1st
Psychology 510th255th249th1st
Social Sciences 615th326th327th1st

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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