The project objectives are to improve existing facilities and to set up new ones in the growing areas of research within the Department of Physics, thereby improving and expanding the infrastructure of higher education. The facilities have been conceived in order to allow the Department to expand its current areas of interest, emphasising interdsiciplinarity, to the extent that it would be possible to carry out joint research projects with other entities. In particular, the ultra-wideband and optics laboratories will be able to conduct research in current areas of expansion of ICT hardware. Furthermore, the Ultra-Wideband and Electromagnetics Laboratories will together be also investigating cutting edge applications for health related issues. An indoor-outdoor monitoring and modelling facility will obtain data related to the current ventilation practices that can lead to more energy efficient buildings while the Geophysics Laboratory will gather data on the geological stability of the Maltese archipelago that can be used to assess the security of buildings in response to earthquakes, thus helping in the preservation of the built heritage and environment. Such research can potentially lead to the development of end products and techniques that can attract the manufacturing and construction industry. The research results will be published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented at scientific conferences. The general public will be informed of the activities carried out by staff and students in these laboratories through periodic press releases coinciding with periodic University events, such as Open University Week, and occasional public seminars that have now become commonplace in the Department of Physics calendar.The new facilities, together with the existing ones established in previous ERDF projects, will equip the Department of Physics and the Faculty of Science to an extent that its participation in Horizon 2020 project would become desirable from the point of view of potential collaborators. Indeed, every effort is being and will be made to enhance participation in collaborative projects. This will be enhanced significantly through participation in COST Actions related to the research interests and activities of the department.