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)