Malta is full member of the Bologna Process / European higher education area since 1999.
Responsible national authority
Ministry of Education and Employment (MEDE)
Recognised higher education institutions
Recognised higher education institutions Licenced by National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE)
Administered by National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE)
Academic recognition body/ bodies
Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) part of NCFHE
National Quality Assurance Framework for Further and Higher Education
Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF)
National students' organisation
List of Higher Education Student Organisation in Malta
National Teachers' representatives organisation
University of Malta Academic Staff Association
National Employers' representatives organisation
Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry
Malta Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises
Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association
EU education programmes' contact person
Representatives in the Bologna Follow-up Group
Tanya Sammut Bonnici
Further and Higher Education
The National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE) was officially launched on the 14th September, 2012 and is legislated by the revised Education Act which came into force on the 1st August 2012. Their mission statement is:
to foster the development and achievement of excellence in further and higher education in Malta through research, effective licensing, accreditation, quality assurance and recognition of qualifications established under the Malta Qualifications Framework.
NCFHE carries out both regularly ongoing research as well as ad-hoc research projects. Ongoing research projects include the annually published Further and Higher Education Statistics report based on data collected from Further and Higher Education providers and the EUROSTUDENT survey, which collects data on the social and economic conditions of student life in Malta directly from students. Besides these on-going projects the NCFHE also undertakes ad-hoc research in collaboration with other entities as a basis for policy recommendation on the future development of Further and Higher Education in Malta.
National Bologna Seminar
2009-2011 Bologna cycle:
- Quality Assurance: A National Bologna Process Seminar, 19 November 2010.
- The Bologna Process: A National Bologna Expert Training Session, 14 December 2010.
- Employability: A National Bologna Process Seminar, 20 January 2011.
- Student-Centred Learning: A Bologna Process International Conference, 16-17 February 2011.
- Education, Research and Innovation: A National Bologna Process Seminar, 10 March 2011.
- International Openness and the External Dimension: A Bologna Process International Seminar, 18-19 April 2011.
- Learning Outcomes: A Bologna Process Training Conference, 20 May 2011.