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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.







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.




Open Lab JRC

8 new calls to access JRC laboratories under the JRC Open Access Initiative

The European Commission: Joint Research Centre has launched 8 new calls to access its laboratories under the JRC Open Access Initiative. The JRC opens access to its research infrastructures for experimentation and capacity building purposes in the field of actinide nuclear fuel characterisation

Feedback opportunity for Horizon Europe work programme 2025

The European Commission has launched the feedback opportunity for Horizon Europe work programme 2025. Responses submitted through the survey will contribute to the co-design of the ‘main’ work programme 2025. The feedback opportunity is open for three weeks and will close on 6 May 2024 midday, CET
Malta Bus Reborn Project

🏆 Malta Bus Reborn Project amongst the Finalists of New European Bauhaus Prizes 2024

The Malta Bus Reborn vision revived one of Malta's cultural icons, fusing heritage with climate action. The iconic diesel fleet, retired in 2011 due to environmental and accessibility issues, made a reimagined return to the public realm. A public campaign electrified the nation's imagination
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Horizon Europe Networking Support Scheme (NET2HE) Now Open

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is receiving proposals under the Horizon Europe Networking Support Scheme (NET2HE). The scheme, which will be open from the 12th March 2024, is offering stakeholders from Malta the financial support to attend Horizon Europe networking and brokerage

Proposal Writing Workshop by the National Contact Points for Horizon Europe in Malta
22 May 2024 - 22 May 2024

Proposal Writing Workshop by the National Contact Points for Horizon Europe in Malta

Are you preparing a Horizon Europe proposal or intending to apply? If yes, join us for the proposal writing workshop targeted at potential applicants. The full day workshop will be held on 22nd May at Esplora and it will enhance your proposal writing skills. Register here
MSCA Doctoral Networks and Postdoctoral Fellowships calls Info Session
23 May 2024 - 23 May 2024

MSCA Doctoral Networks and Postdoctoral Fellowships calls Info Session

We are pleased to invite you to attend the MSCA Doctoral Networks and Postdoctoral Fellowships Calls Info Session on 23rd May (14.00 – 15.45) online via Zoom. The info session is organised by the MSCA National Contact Point in Malta in collaboration with the European Commission. Kindly register in
Adaptation to Climate Change
23 May 2024 - 23 May 2024

Third Forum of the Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change

The Forum is an opportunity for an in-depth exchange of views, allowing for the identification of successes and challenges, and shaping the future direction of the Mission. The event also showcases regional initiatives on adaptation and promotes dialogue between the community of participants. The
Soil workshop
24 May 2024 - 24 May 2024

National engagement event in Malta to promote the EU mission "A soil Deal for Europe" across national communities to establish 100 Living Labs and Lighthouses

Come join us at the Chaplain's Hall Esplora on the 24th May 2024 for a national engagement event to promote the EU mission "A soil Deal for Europe" In the framework of the NATI00NS project, The Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises, BUSINESSMED, in cooperation with Malta Council for