University of Malta’s alumni includes leaders like former Presidents and Prime Ministers, world thinkers like Edward de Bono, and even the late North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-il (kind of – that last one technically studied under a UoM English professor).
However, a new look into where European Union politicians cut their teeth and studied before taking on the supranational stage has shown that the UoM’s impact might be way larger than initially expected.
A new graph by Politico shows that, incredibly, the University of Malta is ranked 9th from the top 25 Universities where EU officials attended university during their education.
An entire 1.8% of officials studied here – just as many as the iconic Oxford University in England, often considered one of the best education institutions in the world.
An image of the graph was shared by former PN MEP candidate Peter Agius, who said he was “proud” of his Alma Mater.
“According to Politico, University of Malta ranks with Oxford University and before Bocconi and King’s College as the breeding ground for your perfect EU bureaucrats,” he beamed.
“Brussels, we are here to conquer!”
The University of Malta was founded as the Collegium Melitense, a Jesuit college set up in 1592.
It’s continued to grow over the centuries, with around 11,500 students currently enrolled for a variety of degrees at different levels.
There are at least 750 international students from over 82 countries on an annual basis – and some of those may soon be the next bureaucrats running the European Union.
Cover photo left: Steven Cadman