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The Malta Council for Science and Technology

The Malta Council for Science and Technology is a public body responsible for scientific research policy, promoting scientific research, management of the local research funding program and the national contact point organisation for the EU Research and Development Framework Programme (FP).

MCST is also responsible for the National Strategy in the field of Research and Innovation. Following its establishment in 1988, the Council was also given the specific mandate of advising government on Science and Technology policy and representing the government in EU fora related to Research and Innovation.

The Pri-Sci-Net Team

Dr Suzanne Gatt is the coordinator of this project and an affiliated researcher with MCST. She is also a senior lecturer and researcher in primary science education as well as the Erasmus coordinator for the Faculty of Education at the University of Malta. She has published extensively on children’s ideas in science conducting research with children as young as 4-5 years. She also holds other research interests in: promoting scientific careers, public engagement in science; Bologna Process; quality assurance in education; qualification frameworks; employment amongst youth; social cohesion and education; gender mainstreaming; discrimination; youth; and vocational education. Dr. Gatt has been active in the field for the past 15 years and is established with the international arena, particularly in the field of primary science education.

Laura Sue Armeni is an executive science and technology officer at MCST and the project support for the administration of FP7 PRI-SCI-NET and FP7 PLACES. Her studies are in Psychology with the University of Malta; Birkbeck College London; and GPTIM, Gestalt Psychotherapy Institute Malta. She is registered in the British Psychological Society Register of Competence in Psychological Testing for Occupational Ability and Personality Testing. Ms. Armeni has worked at the University of Malta as a research assistant in the field of exclusionary and transformative methods in education (PF6 Includ-ed) and is part of the HOPES network. She also works in a management consultancy firm that operates both on a local and European level.  


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  • Coordinator: Dr. Suzanne Gatt                  
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    Project Exc. S & T Officer: Laura Sue Armeni
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    Address: Executive Science & Technology Officer 
      The Malta Council for Science and Technology 
      Villa Bighi, Bighi
      Kalkara KKR 1320, Malta
    Tel.: +356 2360 2143
    Fax: +356 2166 0341
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