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Welcome to EURAXESS in Malta

We provide free information and assistance for mobile researchers – by means of this portal and with the support of our national EURAXESS Centre.

In this portal you will find practical information concerning professional and daily life as well as information on job and funding opportunities. If you do not find the information you need in this portal, do not hesitate to contact us personally. We are here to remove barriers and make your life easier.

Researchers planning to continue their research career abroad can also find free useful information and assistance in this portal and in the portals of the countries they consider moving to.


COVID-19 Information

For information on research & innovation in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak, you can visit the European Research Area (ERA) Corona Platform. You may also visit the European's Commission actions on COVID-19 webpage and the COVID-19 Data Portal.

For further information and assistance in relation to the situation of COVID -19 in Malta, please visit the dedicated website.





Malta's Research and Development landscape

As a country which is still developing its R&D activity, Malta’s collaborations are largely ‘under construction’ and the collaboration profile is evolving over time. An important component of Malta’s international R&D collaboration activity is its participation in the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP).

In recent years, the international aspect of R&I in Malta is increasingly being shaped by membership of the European Union (EU). The latter’s drive towards common European goals in R&I often contrasts with the diversity among EU member states in terms of size, geographical location, economic structure and maturity of the R&D system and restricts the direct applicability and transferability of R&I policy approaches from one country to the other.

In playing its role towards its visions for research and innovation, Malta actively participates in several forums at European level and endeavours to translate the European goals and vision into actions which fit Malta’s contextual framework.



Horizon 2020 videos featuring interviews with Maltese beneficiaries:

Video 1 'Excelent Science'

Video 2 'Industrial Leadership'

Video 3 'Societal Challenges'

Video 4 'Horizontal Actions'


Last updated: 01/04/2020


In 2013, the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) started working on the conceptualisation of a web-based portal called ‘plumtri’ (Platform for Mediterranean Research and Innovation).

Plumtri was launched in 2015 with the objectives of:


  • Showcasing talent and skills in Research and Innovation
  • Connecting stakeholders with other individuals and organisations in Malta and abroad
  • Providing information on funding opportunities and events
  • Fostering exchanges and initiatives relating to Malta’s smart specialization areas


However, it has now evolved to encompass the Mediterranean region, where it acts as a platform that facilitates networking and knowledge sharing amongst the stakeholders involved while also serving as a 'one-stop-shop' for information on relevant funding opportunities and events.


Last updated 24/04/2020





About the University of Malta

The University of Malta aims to maintain and confirm its place as a research-intensive institution. Research activity is at the very heart of the University's vision, to stimulate teaching and to build strong links with business and industry as well as with other academic institutions.

The University of Malta is the highest teaching institution in Malta. It is publicly funded and is open to all those who have the requisite qualifications. The University's structures are in line with the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area. Conscious of its public role, the University strives to create courses which are relevant and timely in response to the needs of the country.

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Explore other research opportunities

Knowledge-intensive economic growth represents a major challenge for small countries with limited resources, a lack of critical mass and a poor culture for research and innovation. Support for new entrants is critical in the knowledge economy since these innovative-start-ups and spin-offs are created in response to emerging new technology niches and commercialisation opportunities. For Malta, this presents an opportunity to develop private sector R&D investments and capacities.





The EURAXESS Network

In an increasingly interconnected world, EURAXESS offers you the chance to interact on a global scale. It is a networking tool set up to support researchers working within and outside of Europe who wish to connect or stay connected with other researchers in their field of research. Through networking, researchers can strengthen European research and scientific cooperation with the world.




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EmpoWOMEN – Empowering Women-led Deep Tech Startups In Widening countries

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ITER Project Associate (IPA) Open Positions

The ITER Project Associate (IPA) Scheme allows Home Institutes from the ITER Members to assign employees on technical as well as support activities to the ITER Organization. Through this scheme, Home Institute employees can contribute with their expertise to strengthen international cooperation and
Rebeca Mentoring Programme

REBECA by EURAXESS mentoring programme

The 4th edition of the mentoring programme has started! The call for mentors is now open (deadline November 5th), while the one for mentees will open on November 6th. REBECA programme wants to provide early career researchers with exposure to diverse careers beyond the academic one, by pairing
Transport Infrastructure

2023 CEF Transport Calls for proposals

The 2023 CEF Transport calls for proposals make EUR 7 billion available for projects targeting new and improved European transport infrastructure. Projects funded under these calls will help to increase the sustainability of the trans-European transport network, putting the EU on track to meet the

CBE JU Stakeholder Forum
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CBE JU Stakeholder Forum on the 6&7 December 2023

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Circular technologies for construction. Putting Science into Standards (PSIS)
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Circular technologies for construction. Putting Science into Standards (PSIS) workshop

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Rich Europe is organizing a Proposal Check Event for Research Infrastructures Topics 2024
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Rich Europe is organizing a Proposal Check Event for Research Infrastructures Topics 2024

The event will take place online on the 22nd and 23rd February 2024. The Proposal Check Event is designed for proposers intending to submit a project proposal in 2024 Horizon Europe’s Research Infrastructures Calls. The event provides proposers with an opportunity to enhance the quality of their
European Research and Innovation Days (R&I Days) 2024
20 Mar 2024 - 21 Mar 2024

European Research and Innovation Days (R&I Days) 2024

The European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event brings together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond. The R&I Days 2024 will give you the opportunity to debate how we can make