- Again, Patent Right Granted
- Sharing International Honour, UM Students Awarded with Scholarship
- Scholarship Honor List of Academic Year 2000 - 2001
- Extended Agreement Signed Between UM and Macau Lawyers Association
- Meeting Challenges on the Road to Building a Better Future
An interview with Sherry Lam, the new president of University of Macau Student Union (SU)
- Summer Activities in Full Swing
- UM Fencing Team in Action
- A Visit to the Zhuhai Barracks for PLA Deployed in Macao
- Relationship Strengthened
- Scholarship Established by UEAGCAA
- Hosting UMAP Seminar
- Appointments
- A Sincere "Thank You"

 

The venerable University of Macau (UM) continues to heavily invest energy, funds, and other resources into developing information technology and applying it to various campus activities such as teaching, academic research, and daily administrative operations.

In 1993, UM assembled the first local fiber and structural network system, and pioneered the large-scale organizational use of e-mail in Macao.

In 1994, UM established both the first Internet connections in Macao, and the Macao Internet Network Information Center (MONIC). Since its inception, MONIC has had exclusive local authority to register local users under the domain name root [.mo] in Macao. MONIC also acts as an information service center for local institutions such as the government, public organizations, and bodies of higher education.

In 1998, UM introduced the first local Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) system, one that continues to be amongst the fastest network systems in Macao. UM also established the first e-campus in Macao, and began implementation of an on-line education system.

At the beginning of 2000, our Net-Port Service was launched. This enabled both students and staff-members to connect to the UM campus network using their personal laptop computer at any time.

In September 2000, the "Mobile Campus" concept was launched. A UM smart card replaced traditional student cards and staff cards. A wireless network access point service was made available. This enabled users anywhere on campus to connect to the UM Campus network using their personal laptop computer.

In 2001, the UM campus became the largest wireless network region in Macao.

UM students are not only free to use campus computer laboratories around the clock ("24/7"), they can also access the network from off- campus locations using the 180 dial-up lines provided by UM. In order to enable as many students as possible to enjoy the Mobile Campus experience, students can even borrow laptop computers from UM loaded with a wireless network card, or just borrow a wireless network card from UM for their laptop computer. Now UM smart cards can also function as an "e-purse" enabling students to make payments on campus for "In-house" services. Additionally, the efficiency of administrative procedures has been enhanced through the application of a paperless electronic workflow system.

UM will continue investing heavily to develop its information technology and to maintain its position as the leader in the application of information technology in Macao. During the next two years, in addition to continuously upgrading both software and hardware, some practical new projects are planned, including:

  1. Implementation of a Knowledge Management System;
  2. Setting up an Information System Disaster Recovery Center;
  3. Enhancing the facilities, support, and promotion of online education in UM;
  4. Setting up a more sophisticated campus network;
  5. Developing more functions for the UM smart card; and
  6. Developing more paperless electronic workflow applications.