INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR BAROQUE STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF MALTA
Since its foundation in 1996, the International Institute for Baroque Studies at the University of Malta has been the leading institution concerned with disseminating knowledge, conducting research and instilling an awareness of the rich legacy of the Baroque world in all its multi-faceted aspects.
As of October 2015, the International Institute for Baroque Studies will be offering three courses at various levels: the Pre-tertiary certificate course in Baroque architecture, the Diploma in Baroque Architecture, the Master of Arts in Baroque Studies and the Doctor of Philosophy in Baroque Studies.
The academic cohort at the Institute conduct extensive research work which has formed the basis of several theses, publications and books, and in prestigious consultancy services concerned with various aspects of the Baroque heritage of the Maltese islands. The Institute also publishes the peer-reviewed Journal of Baroque edited by Professor Frans Ciappara.
On an international level, the International Institute for Baroque Studies has enhanced its teaching activities by actively participating in several academic conferences organized by overseas universities. It has also taken the initiative to organise a number of international seminars in Malta, and also assumed a pioneering role in the founding of the Baroque Route Network of the Council of Europe, on behalf of which the Institute still regularly publishes a newsletter.
Professor Denis De Lucca, Director
Msida, MSD2080, Malta