UM News https://www.umac.mo/ $title en_us hourly 1<![CDATA[]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999912https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999912<![CDATA[]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999911https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999911<![CDATA[Delegation led by vice governor of Guangdong visits UM]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/46290https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/46290A delegation led by Zhang Guangjun, vice governor of Guangdong province, visited the University of Macau (UM) and was warmly received by Yonghua Song, rector of UM; and Rui Martins, vice rector (global affairs) and director of UM’s State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI (AMS-VLSI Lab). Zhang praised UM for its effort in training researchers and in promoting the development of the Greater Bay Area. Both parties plan to increase collaboration on academic and research activities between universities in Guangdong and Macao. During the visit, Song told the guests about UM’s latest developments, signature academic programmes, unique model of education, and future direction, adding that the university is committed to supporting the Greater Bay Area initiative by producing outstanding graduates for the area. The delegation visited the Wall of Great Wisdom and UM’s three state key labs, namely the AMS-VLSI Lab, the State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, and the State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City.


Source: Global Affairs Office

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<![CDATA[UM library exhibits rare collections from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/46291https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/46291An exhibition titled ‘Macao: A Gateway to the Cultural Interaction between China and the West, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Rare Collections Exhibition’, is being held in the University of Macau (UM) Wu Yee Sun Library. 

Held on the fifth floor of the UM library, the exhibition displays old documents on Macao studies collected from Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao, which highlight Macao’s important role in the cultural exchange between the East and West from the 16th century to the 19th century. The exhibits are divided into seven categories: A Pictorial View of Macao, China in the Eyes of Foreigners, the Society of Jesus, the Translated Works, Trades and International Relations, Early Periodicals of Macao, and the Life of Early Macao. 

The event is jointly organised by the libraries of Sun Yat-sen University, Hong Kong Baptist University, the Macau University of Science and Technology, and UM, as well as Macao Public Library, the Archives of Macao, and Macao Museum. It is open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm until 22 October. Admission is free. For enquiries, please call 8822 8170.

For the full version, please refer to the Chinese version

Source: University of Macau Wu Yee Sun Library

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<![CDATA[Nobel laureate gives talk at UM on pension design]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/46300https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/46300Prof Peter A Diamond, a world-renowned economist and a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2010, visited the University of Macau (UM) and delivered a talk titled ‘Good Pension Design’. The event attracted a full-house audience, including UM faculty members, students, and guests.

Prof Diamond discussed the purpose of a pension system, its key elements, and the pros and cons of various pension systems around the world, including those in Macao and Hong Kong. He said because of the significantly improved average life expectancy and an increasingly ageing population worldwide, it is very important for all economies to establish a good and healthy pension system to ensure sustainable development. Prof Diamond also provided insightful suggestions about the execution of the pension systems in Hong Kong and Macao. He pointed out that while Macao is a prosperous city, with the Non-Mandatory Central Provident Fund System becoming effective on 1 January this year, the government should make an effort to explain its characteristics and operation to Macao residents in order to increase its transparency.

Prof Diamond taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1966 to 2011 and is currently an honorary professor of MIT. He was the president of the American Economic Association, the Econometric Society, and the National Academy of Social Insurance. He jointly wrote Reforming Pensions: Principles and Policy Choices and Pension Reform: A Short Guide, with Nicholas Barr. In 2010, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, along with Dale T Mortensen and Christopher A Pissarides.


For the full version, please refer to the Chinese version.

Source: Faculty of Business Administration  

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<![CDATA[Delegation led by vice governor of Guangdong visits UM]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/46308https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/46308A delegation led by Zhang Guangjun, vice governor of Guangdong province, visited the University of Macau (UM) and was warmly received by Yonghua Song, rector of UM; and Rui Martins, vice rector (global affairs) and director of UM’s State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI (AMS-VLSI Lab). Zhang praised UM for its effort in training researchers and in promoting the development of the Greater Bay Area. Both parties plan to increase collaboration on academic and research activities between universities in Guangdong and Macao. During the visit, Song told the guests about UM’s latest developments, signature academic programmes, unique model of education, and future direction, adding that the university is committed to supporting the Greater Bay Area initiative by producing outstanding graduates for the area. The delegation visited the Wall of Great Wisdom and UM’s three state key labs, namely the AMS-VLSI Lab, the State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, and the State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City.


For the full version, please refer to the Chinese version

Source: Global Affairs Office  

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<![CDATA[UM co-organises IEEE International Conference on Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/46277https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/46277The 2018 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) International Conference on Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications (IEEE RFID-TA 2018) was recently held in Macao. Co-organised by the University of Macau (UM) Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), the IEEE Council on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), and IEEE Macau AP/MTT Joint Chapter, the event attracted over 80 experts, scholars, researchers, and industry practitioners in the field of RFID from the United States, Europe, Singapore, Japan, India, mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao. Participants discussed the latest developments and research findings in RFID and its applications in the Internet of Things, and explored opportunities for further collaboration and joint development in the field.

Keynote speakers in the conference included Prof Koichi Ito from Chiba University, Japan; Dr Lau Pui Yi from Laxcen Technology Ltd, Hong Kong; Nick Pugh from Rohde & Schwarz Hong Kong Limited; Prof Chen Zhi Ning from the National University of Singapore; and Dr Jukka Voutilainen from Voyantic Ltd Finland. Several internationally renowned companies showcased their products at the exhibition and shared their latest research results with conference participants. Prof Tam Kam Weng, general chair of IEEE RFID-TA 2018 and associate dean of the FST, says that the conference aimed to enhance collaboration among research institutes in the Greater Bay Area and promote the application of this technology in smart city development and the Internet of Things.

The IEEE Council on RFID dedicates itself to promoting radio frequency identification and its development and applications in the Internet of Things. The conference is an annual event held alternately in Europe and Asia. This year’s event received support from the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau, and the Science and Technology Development Fund.


Source: Faculty of Science and Technology  

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<![CDATA[Certificate Awarding Ceremony for the first Certificate in Building Inspection]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/46266https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/46266Press Invitation
Name : Certificate Awarding Ceremony for the first Certificate in Building Inspection
Organizer : Centre for Continuing Education, University of Macau , Prodex Limited
Date : 13 October 2018 (Saturday)
Time : 2:00pm
Venue : Student Activity Centre Theatre (E31), University of Macau
Content : Experienced trainers and experts are invited to the ceremony to witness the fruitful result of the candidates. Certificates will also be awarded to candidates during the ceremony.
Language : Cantonese

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<![CDATA[UM places second at inter-varsity dragon boat invitational competition]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/46269https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/46269The University of Macau (UM) Dragon Boat Team recently won a second prize at a dragon boat invitational competition in the 200-metre open category. The event attracted students from eight universities in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, including Nankai University, Tianjin University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Fu Jen Catholic University, and UM. 


For the full version, please refer to the Chinese version

Source: Office of Sports Affair

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<![CDATA[UM launches new admission schemes with exam exemption for Portuguese language professionals and top student athletes]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/46270https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/46270The University of Macau (UM) recently held the Principals’ Recommended Admission Talk 2019/2020. This year’s Principals’ Recommended Admission Scheme will include two new schemes with exam exemption, namely the Chinese and Portuguese Bilingual Talent Nurturing Scheme, and the Outstanding Student-Athletes Admission Scheme. The university will also launch a new programme, namely Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (Statistics and Data Science).

The admission talk attracted a record number of 600 people, including form-6 students from 40 local high schools and their teachers and parents. During the event, participants learned more about UM’s latest developments, faculty team, academic programmes, international exchange programmes, and career prospects for UM graduates.

In his speech, UM Rector Yonghua Song said that UM has earned widespread recognition for its quality of teaching and research thanks to the support of the central and Macao SAR governments. According to Song, UM has experienced rapid development in recent years, with all the necessary conditions for becoming a world-class university. UM is the only higher education institution in Macao to have entered the Times Higher Education and QS World University Rankings. UM’s five subjects are ranked among the top 1% in Essential Sciences Indicators. In addition to the three state key laboratories, the university has the largest residential college system in Asia. Recently, UM established two educational bases in Macao, namely the Macao Base for Primary & Secondary Education in Humanities & Social Sciences, and the Macao Base for Primary & Secondary STEM Education.

Rector Song also mentioned that as each student has different talents and attributes, university education should motivate them to become self-driven learners. UM provides a multifaceted education that is inspiring, interdisciplinary, inclusive, internationalised, interactive, and interconnected through a combination of the academic faculties and residential colleges, in order to enhance students’ creative skills and competitiveness, so that they can make a positive impact in society.

In order to nurture Chinese-Portuguese bilingual language professionals and encourage local student athletes and professionals to stay in Macao, this year’s Principals’ Recommended Admission Scheme will include two new schemes with exam exemption, namely the Chinese and Portuguese Bilingual Talent Nurturing Scheme, and the Outstanding Student-Athletes Admission Scheme. In addition, in the 2019/2020 academic year UM will launch a new programme, namely Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (Statistics and Data Science). This programme will provide professional training in the analysis and management of statistics and data science. Graduates of the programme will acquire a solid grounding in mathematics and professional skills in smart technology and big data.

During the event, the students visited the teaching facilities and laboratories in the various faculties, including the Centre for the Studies of Translation, Interpreting and Cognition, the Gaming Laboratory of the Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming, the Moot Court, the Creative Media Laboratory, and Automotive Engineering Laboratory. In order to increase the students’ interest in and understanding of UM’s academic programmes, they were also given the opportunity to operate laboratory equipment under the guidance of senior students. Students and their parents also visited Cheng Yu Tung College and Moon Chun Memorial College, and had dinner in the colleges.

  

Source: Registry

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