Pro Deo State University has high expectations of our students, our faculties and Departments the institution and of our New International Universities and Institutes. Our goal is to provide outstanding development opportunities and learning experiences that will transform lives.Since its founding days, Pro Deo State University has remained unwavering in its commitment to empower individuals and encourage in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our inspiring and dynamic academic environment helps to encourage encourages students and faculty to further develop their fortes and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students both locally and Internationally.The fundamental of everything we do is our philosophy of Providing ne Knowledge to our students. It's more than a marketing promise. It's the creed that gives purpose to PDSU’s mission of providing a modern and accessible education in the arts, sciences, security, management humanities and professions. We pride ourselves on the many ways that we engage our students — inside the classroom, throughout the community and around the globe.
In memoriam25 years ago the academic world lost a valued member. He died on the 3rd of March 1993. Prof. Sabin was best known for developing the oral polio vaccine. He was also known for his research in the fields of human viral diseases, toxoplasmosis, and cancer. Sabin refused to patent his vaccine, waiving every commercial exploitation by pharmaceutical industries, so that the low price would guarantee a more extensive spread of the treatment. From the development of his vaccine Sabin didn't gain a single dollar, continuing to live on his salary as a professor.In his later life Prof. Sabin received a doctorate from Pro Deo University and served as a member of the Academic Senate of Pro Deo University.
Pro Deo State Universityaim to provide courses in various and diverse aspects of learning. With this aim the university provides its faculty and students with great connections to the opportunities available in the 21st century. A leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds, Pro Deo State University provides a rich experience and one of the most diverse student bodies in the country. Students, faculty and alumni enjoy a unique campus personality and culture based on ambition, hard work, dedication and perseverance.We are proud to go wherever the challenges are, we push ourselves and our students to the very edge of what’s known and keep going. As a university we are resolute in our aim to forge solutions. We welcome diversity and embrace our responsibility to our Sovereign state and the world, building a future that’s healthier, safer, more prosperous and free for all. We see what could be and have worked relentlessly since our inception to make it so. We aim to be a world-class university, one with a dynamic, enterprising approach to solving global challenges. A university that enables students to make their place in the worldAs a weapon, Education is the most powerful offence that can be used to change the world. With good education we can eliminating gender inequality, to reducing and ultimately remove poverty. We aim to give our student the tools to help create a sustainable planet, to help prevent needless deaths and illness, and to further the frontier of science and technology. And in our world of the 21st century, education is the new currency by which nations maintain economic competitiveness and global prosperity. Education is an investment, probably the most precarious investment we can make. At Pro Deo State University we try to inspire and develop great minds, and we have adapted in order to be in a position to respond to the needs of students. PDSU takes its public and social obligation seriously. We are committed to making the world a better place. This methodology is embedded in everything we do, from partnerships with local and global organisations to our research and teaching.
Brief History of the UniversityThe University was created as a Religious University by His Eminent Highness Archbishop Count Lorenz Michael De Valitch. Archbishop of the American Catholic Orthodox Church and Grand Master of the Federation of Autonomous Priories of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem – Knights of Malta, who become its first Magnificent Rector. The original name of the University was “Universitas Internationalis Studiorum Superiorum Pro Deo”.On the 20th day of November 1974, H.E.H. Archbishop De Valitch registered the “Universitas Internationalis Studiorum Superiorum Pro Deo” , in accordance with the American legislation, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York.On the 18th of April 1992, due to his serious health condition H.E.H. Archbishop Count Lorenz Michael De Valitch is relieved from his duties as Magnificent Rector of the University and replaced by the Patriarch of His Church and His successor as Regent of the Federation, H.E.H. and Beatitude Dom Lorenzo O.S.B..On May 1st of 1998 H.E.H. and Beatitude Dom Lorenzo O.S.B., registers officially the change of the name from “ Universitas Internationalis Studiorum Superiorum Pro Deo” to “PATRIARCHAL STUDIUM GENERALE UNIVERSITAS PRO-DEO”.On the 11th of November of 1999, H.E.H. And Beatitude Dom Lorenzo O.S.B., both as Head of the American Catholic Orthodox Church, Jurisdiction of New York, and as Regent of State of the Federation of Autonomous Priories of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem – Knights of Malta, in a public Ceremony that took place in Bologna, Italy, transfers the jurisdiction of the “PATRIARCHAL STUDIUM GENERALE UNIVERSITAS PRO-DEO” from His Church to the State of the Federation of Autonomous Priories of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem – Knights of Malta, placing it under its Ministry of Education, but keeping its statute as a Religious University, due to the religious past of the Sovereign Order.Due to this transfer, the Pro Deo University changed into a Ecumenical State University of the Federation and received all the attributes to become an independent and international State University.After the decease of H.E.H. and Beatitude Patriarch Dom Lorenzo O.S.B., on the 14th of November 2005, the Grand Council of The Federation elected His successor as Head of the State and Grand Master of the Federation, Prince Jose, who, as the new Magnificent Rector of the University, decided to change its name to “ PRO DEO STATE UNIVERSITY “ in order to adapt it better to the modern reality and objectives of the State and started conducting a profound reorganization of the University and its courses, in accordance with the modern international requirements and standards of quality and efficiency, namely with the Bologna Agreement.The Federation, respecting the necessary academic autonomy of the institution and paying due respect to the past of the actual University, has started in 2007 a total reorganisation of the old University, including the change of its designation to “Pro Deo State University” and maintaining it as an institution of the State.The University is an academic community that follows the ancient vocation of the Sovereign Order and the modern principles stipulated by the United States of America, by the European Union, by the recent Bologna Process, respecting at the same time the legislation in force in the countries where it’s branches are established.The University has the aim of contributing to the global Development by the means of a high quality education and professional oriented training at international scale and level.
Board of TrusteesPro Deo Malta University, under provisions of the Articles of Incorporation, By- laws, and Statutes, is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Trustees are responsible for guaranteeing that the University will fulfil its mission for current and future generations. Members of the Board hold an integral role by providing oversight and input regarding the University's large scale programmatic goals and its financial and physical resources, and by advocating for the University Nationally, as well as Internationally. In addition, the Trustees provide financial support, as well as leadership in fund raising, to sustain the University's progress.The Trustees recognize that the day-to-day management of the University is the responsibility of the Rector and the Board of governance.