Development of cross-curricular study programmes – Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MT)

Since 2016, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) has developed and implemented a number of cross-curricular programmes to expose students to a range of study units, both those traditionally attracting mainly women and those typically attracting men students. This is intended to improve gender balance in the pursuit of scientific studies and careers in Malta.

The take-up of these programmes has been very limited, most likely because students prefer to focus on their own area of study rather than straddling two specialisations.

Other measures, such as increasing the visibility of alumni graduates and role models from the less represented gender when promoting study programmes, have created small but steady improvements in the gender-balanced take-up of various study programmes at MCAST.