It has been frequently debated that “research should be given more importance than stipends, [this] was supported by Ing. John Betts, Dean of Engineering, who has urged a reform of the stipend system.”
In 2013, Dr. Clyde Puli in a debate in University said that “stipends give incentives to students to continue their education, and therefore they must be safeguarded. Although he believes in research, stipends absolutely cannot be cut to fund research.”
In light of these differing arguments, S-Cubed - Science Students' Societytogether with Insite Malta bring you Research vs Stipends, an opportunity to debate and discuss whether funds allocated for stipends should be reallocated to funding research.
Present on the board of speakers, there will be parliamentary secretary, Hon. Chris Agius who is responsible for research and innovation, Prof. Charles V. Sammut, the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Julian Bonello, a postgraduate student. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Andrew Azzopardi, Senior Lecturer at the UoM and Radio Producer on Radju Malta. The discussion will be in Maltese.
Date: 11th March
Venue: Across the UoM library (near Sir Temi Zammit Hall)
On the 18th of March, S-Cubed will host its second sub-committee workshop to further motivate and promote student activism within the organisation. The first workshop saw our members familiarizing themselves with S-Cubed's internal structure as well as being given the opportunity to present their ideas for new and innovative projects. This time round the scope of this event is to give the members a more hands on experience, allowing them to plan out all the necessary logistics of such projects.
This event is aimed for our sub-committee members within our various Offices. If you want to register as an active member, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is highly encouraged for students who wish to be part of the Executive Board next term to attend this event as it will provide you with a chance to familiarise yourself with the day-to-day planning of the organization.
Thanks goes to St. James Cavalier who shall be hosting this event in one of their studio rooms!