About Malta

Malta is a small island nation in the Mediterranean, known for it's love of great cuisine, fireworks and large festivals! It is the smallest EU member state with a population of approximately 450,000 and yet can see over 2 million tourists each year. The official languages of Malta are Maltese and English, while English is commonly spoken by most Maltese. The island benefits from around 300 days of sunshine a year and will see an average temperature of 27°C in the month of July when our conference will be held.

The conference itself will be hosted at the University of Malta, which is the highest institute of learning in the county. It caters to approximately 11,500 students a year including 750 international students from 82 countries. The university is split into three campuses in Msida, Gozo and Valletta and while Msida is the main campus of the university, we have chosen to host our conference in Valletta due to its prime location. Not only is Valletta the capital city of Malta but it is also the European Capital of Culture 2018, making this a great opportunity to visit! You can find out more about the events going on in Valletta at the following website: https://valletta2018.org/


The STEAM 2018 Conference will be hosted at the University of Malta, Valletta Campus. Historically this was the main campus of the university and so the building boasts some beautiful architecture. It is also very centrally located with many tourist spots such as the Upper Barrakka Gardens, Fort Elmo and St John's Cathedral as well as high-quality cafes and restaurants.


Hotel information to follow shortly.

To Do in Malta

By beautiful coincidence, our STEAM conference will take place during the final days of the Malta International Arts Festival hosted around Valletta. More information can be found here:

We would also reccommend exploring the Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture website for any further events taking place in Malta:

Finally, as a STEM + Arts initiative we would surely be remiss if we did not promote our science and arts organisations open to the public:
Esplora - Interactive Science Centre
Spazju Kreattiv - Centre for Creativity