MALTA – HIGHER EDUCATION IN MALTA
One of the world’s smallest and most densely populated countries, Malta is a group of islands in the Mediterranean Sea to the south of Italy. The three largest of these – Malta Island, Gozo and Comino – are inhabited, with a total resident population of roughly 420,000. Malta offers higher education courses for people interested in higher educationin Europe.
THE PEOPLE :
- Multi-cultural society.
- Free from racial discrimination
- English is the common language used
- Religious freedom
- Immigrants from Europe and recently from Asia constitute the bulk of the population
- Friendly People
The population of Malta as of July 2011 was estimated at 408,000. As of 2005, 17 per cent were aged 14 and under, 68 per cent were within the 15–64 age bracket whilst the remaining 13 per cent were 65 years and over.
Malta has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers, hotter in the inland areas. Rain occurs mainly in autumn and winter, with summer being generally dry. The average yearly temperature is around 23 °C (73 °F) during the day and 15.5 °C (59.9 °F) at night. In the coldest month – January – the typical maximum temperature ranges from 12 to 18 °C (54 to 64 °F) during the day and minimum 6 to 12 °C (43 to 54 °F) at night.
Malta is a popular tourist destination, with 1.6 million tourists per year. Three times more tourists visit than there are residents. Tourism infrastructure has increased dramatically over the years and a number of hotels are present on the island, although overdevelopment and the destruction of traditional housing is of growing concern.
SPORTS & RECREATION :
Sports in Malta include association football, basketball, athletics, rugby, tennis, cycling, and others.