Mar 9 – 13, 2020
University of Malta Valletta Campus
Europe/Rome timezone

Travel, Living and Other Information


Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It's a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C.


The University of Malta, Valletta Campus is housed in the Old University Building and dates back to the founding of the Collegium Melitense in 1592. This Campus serves as a prestigious setting for the hosting of international conferences, seminars, short courses and summer schools.


Travel to Malta

Getting to Malta is easy. There is only one airport with extensive connections within European countries serviced by major air-lines and low-cost options. Connectivity of flights is also very frequent, with options to travel from across all of Europe.

Travel to University of Malta, Valletta Campus


It is recommended to use the bus to get to Valletta. This is quite straight forward as most buses go to Valetta since this is the main terminal on the island. For an exact planned journey, visit Malta Public Transport to plan your journey.

A bus ticket costs eu1.50 and is valid for a single trip. Purchase of a ticket can be done via cash in euros on the bus. No credit card is accepted


There will be a number of white taxis and "uber" style taxi services. Some options:


Luciano Valletta Boutique Accommodation
Merchants Street, Valletta
Double indoor room, no street view window overlooking internal courtyard @ 95E per night on bed & breakfast basis 
Luciano Al Porto Boutique Accommodation

Double room with street view @ 140E per night on bed & breakfast basis 

British Hotel - 2*
Battery Street, Valletta
Small single internal room @ 85E per night on bed & breakfast basis 
Twin inland room for sole use @ 130E per night on bed & breakfast basis 
Twin seaview room for sole use @ 140E per night on bed & breakfast basis
Osborn Hotel - 3*
South Street, Valletta
Standard room for sole use @ 120E per night on bed & breakfast basis 
Standard room for double use @ 140E per night on bed & breakfast basis
Grand Hotel Excelsior - 5*
Great Siege Road, Floriana
Single deluxe inland room @ 115E per night on bed & breakfast basis 


Please note that the participants are free to choose alternative accommodation.

Personal and Other Insurance

Participants are reminded to take out personal insurance for themselves and accompanying persons, including insurance of personal effects.


Climate and Clothing

Weather in Malta in March is usually pleasant with sunny spells and possibility of light rain. Temperatures may be as high as 20 degrees celsius on a sunny day. Umbrellas and light jackets are still recommended as a precaution.

Food / Catering

Coffee Breaks will be available on conference days.

Access & Dietary Requirements

Please specify on the registration form if you have any special access or dietary requirements.

Restaurants in Malta offer a wide choice of cuisine ranging from the local to Continental, Indian, Mexican, Chinese.  Maltese food is heavily influenced by the Italian and Italian restaurants abound on the islands.
Dinner can cost from EUR 14 to EUR 45 per head depending on the category of restaurant. Snack bars and cafes are cheaper. 


Delegates should ensure that they are covered by adequate Medical Insurance.  Healthcare in Malta is of a high level conforming to European standards.  Mater Dei Hospital is the state hospital.  There are also private hospitals.


Malta has two Official Languages: Maltese and English. English is widely spoken in Malta and will be the language of the Conference.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Emergency 112  

Ambulance 196

University of Malta Valletta Campus: Conference & Events Unit: +356 2340 7513/6/7

Marketing, Communications & Aumni Office, University of Malta +356 2340 3080

Malta International Airport: General Enquiries / Flight Information: +356 21 249600

Overseas Operator  1152

Directory Enquiries  1182