Valletta is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and served as one of two European Capitals of Culture in 2018. The City guards the entrance to the Grand Harbour, a naurally protected, all weather, deep water port that has been the target of all Mediterranean powers throughout history. The Harbour includes facilities for a cruise ship terminal, a cross-harbour ferry service, a seaport with a catamaran service to Sicily, a dockyard for shiprepair, marinas for berthing pleasure craft, a grain terminal facility, public gardens, cafes, restaurants, hotels and private residences … as well as bathing spots for the locals to cool off in the merciless summer heat.
The University of Malta moved out of its Valletta campus in 1968, to occupy its modern day campus at Msida, 3 kilometres out of Valletta. The former ‘Valetta campus’ is now run by UM as a state-of-the-art conference facility, serving local and international clients.
UM is also proud to continue organising its postgraduate graduation ceremonies annually at its Valletta Campus.