Charles Theuma is the founder and Principal of St Martin's Institute
of IT, an Affiliate Institute of the University of London
International. St Martin's was set up in October 1985, and is this
year celebrating its silver jubilee.
Especially in this past decade, St Martin's has pushed the frontiers
of tertiary education in Malta. In a Country dominated by one State
University, a University fully financed through the exchequer, and
offering free undergraduate degrees for all, including a monthly
stipend, it was not an easy task to penetrate the 'market' for
Yet St Martin's has thrived, producing graduates of the highest
calibre with 48% of all its graduates conferred with a First Class
It is now gearing up towards its next phase, transforming from a
teaching institution into research and development. Charles Theuma is
looking forward to present opportunities for joint research with
Universities and Institutes outside of Malta and the UK.
His presentation will deal with the developments of the Institute and
the research and funding programmes.
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