UM News http://www.umac.mo/ $title en_us hourly 1<![CDATA[]]> http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999912http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999912<![CDATA[]]> http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999911http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999911<![CDATA[]]> http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999910http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999910<![CDATA[]]> http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999909http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999909<![CDATA[]]> http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999908http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999908<![CDATA[]]> http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999907http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999907<![CDATA[Macao scholar publishes the first book on Migrant workers in Macao]]> http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45300http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45300Shi Wei, an assistant professor from the Department of Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau (UM), recently published a new book titled, ‘Drifting Around China's Las Vegas: Migrant Workers in Macau’. The first book on the subject of migrant workers in Macao, it discusses migrant workers’ tremendous contributions to the economic prosperity of Macao against a background of great changes Macao has experienced since the gaming monopoly was abolished in 2002. 

The book contains the author’s keen observations of the daily lives of migrant workers who are on the margins of society, and explores how such a reality shapes their cultural identity. The author describes the lives of migrant workers in the context of globalisation, highlighting the distinctive features of the Macao society in various areas, including policies, ethnic structure, social classes and hierarchies, and the production and allocation of space. The book also poses questions about the conflicts and problems created in the process of globalisation. Funded by the Academic Research Grant of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR, the book took several years of painstaking research to complete. It was recently published by the City University of Hong Kong Press, and is now available in various bookshops in Hong Kong and Macao.

Dr Shi Wei obtained her PhD degree from the Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her research interests mainly include media, cultural studies, identity, and politics of emotion. Her studies have been published in various international journals, including Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies, Renjian Thought Review, Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies, Reflection, and Inter-Asia Cultural Studies.


Source: Faculty of Social Sciences

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<![CDATA[UM to establish two educational bases to nurture professionals in various fields]]> http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45302http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45302The University of Macau (UM) will establish two educational bases, namely the Macao Base for Primary & Secondary Education in Humanities & Social Sciences, and the Macao Base for Primary & Secondary STEM Education. A series of training programmes that tap into the university’s unique advantages will be launched to provide a multifaceted education for local students so as to create a sustainable pool of talented people for Macao.

Comprised of UM’s Centre for Chinese History and Culture, Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Teaching and Training Centre, Confucius Institute, and Centre for Macau Studies, the Macao Base for Primary & Secondary Education in Humanities & Social Sciences aims to promote traditional Chinese culture and a multifaceted education, as well as education in the humanities and social sciences in Macao in collaboration with primary and secondary schools and other educational institutions.

With UM’s centre for science and engineering promotion as the core component, the Macao Base for Primary & Secondary STEM Education aims to support science promotion activities in the local community and provide continuous training for teachers and students from local secondary schools by taking advantage of UM’s research resources. It will also collaborate with people from all strata of society to promote science education in Macao. The two bases will be launched on 26 June and 28 June respectively.

In addition, to popularise education in the humanities, social sciences, and science, UM will launch a series of training and teaching programmes, including a master’s degree programme in Chinese history and culture, a certificate programme in the civilisation of Macao and China, a training programme for instructors of courses in Chinese history and culture, comic book series on Chinese history and culture, and the STEM training programme (which includes science-themed summer camps, training workshops in technological innovations for local primary and secondary school teachers, and training for secondary school students participating in domestic and international competitions in technological innovations.)


Source: Communications Office

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<![CDATA[The launching ceremony for Macao Base for Primary and Secondary Education in Humanities and Social Sciences and the Training Scheme by the Centre for Chinese History and Culture]]> http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45303http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45303Press Invitation
Name : The launching ceremony for Macao Base for Primary and Secondary Education in Humanities and Social Sciences and the Training Scheme by the Centre for Chinese History and Culture
Organizer : University of Macau
Date : 26 June 2018 (Tuesday)
Time : 4:00pm
Venue : Library Auditorium (E2), UM
Content : The University of Macau (UM) will establish the Macao Base for Primary and Secondary Education in Humanities and Social Sciences and a series of training programmes that tap into the university’s unique advantages will also be launched to provide a multifaceted education for local students so as to create a sustainable pool of talented people for Macao.
Language : Mandarin , English

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<![CDATA[Book launch for A Promoção do Português em Macau e no Interior da China to be held on 22 June]]> http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45297http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/txt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45297The University of Macau (UM) Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Teaching and Training Centre and the office of the Oriental Foundation in Macao will jointly hold a book launch for The Promotion of Portuguese in Macao and Mainland China (A Promoção do Português em Macau e no Interior da China) on Friday 22 June at 6:30pm.

The book covers a series of articles about Portuguese language education in Macao and mainland China. Most of the articles provide analyses, descriptions, and studies of data collected from surveys by universities or Portuguese education institutions in Macao and mainland China. The results can help people understand the learning outcomes of Portuguese language students whose mother tongue is Chinese. A total of 1,557 Portuguese language students participated in the survey.

Participating universities and institutions include UM, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, the Communication University of China, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Sun Yat-sen University, Instituto Português no Oriente, the University of Saint Joseph, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Macau University of Science and Technology, Shanghai International Studies University, Harbin Normal University, Tianjin Foreign Studies University, and Xi’an International Studies University.


Source: Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Teaching and Training Centre 

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