The European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency has awarded the prestigious Diploma Supplement Label to the University of Malta.
This Label was set up to encourage institutions of higher education to provide their graduates with a document, supplementary to their scroll, which provides detailed, up-to-date information on the course of studies followed. The University has been awarding the Diploma Supplement to all its graduates since 2010, and during the last graduation ceremonies over 3000 graduates were awarded the Diploma Supplement.
The Europass Diploma Supplement is a document developed by a group of experts from the European Commission, UNESCO and the Council of Europe, and ties in closely with the Bologna Process objective to create a system of easily readable and comparable documents.
The aims of the Diploma Supplement are to improve international transparency, facilitate the academic and professional recognition of qualifications, improve and assist the mobility of graduates both within the country where the qualification was awarded and abroad, thus removing barriers to working, studying or training in Europe. It also facilitates the admission of students or graduates for further academic study or further training and provides for a smooth transition from one course to another while placing the qualifications in the context of the European Higher Education Area. The Diploma Supplement also helps graduates to find suitable employment, since it can easily be compared with that of other job seekers from different countries, thereby providing a better chance of having their qualifications understood and assessed fairly.
Further information is available online.