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[]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999910https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999910<![CDATA[]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999909https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999909<![CDATA[]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999908https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999908<![CDATA[Over 160 experts discuss development of nano science and technology at UM]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45451https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45451The 14th Cross-Strait Workshop on Nano Science and Technology, co-organised by the University of Macau (UM) Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering and the Physical Society of Macao, with assistance from the City University of Hong Kong, was recently held at UM. More than 160 scientists and researchers from the United States, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and Singapore, including seven members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, attended the workshop. The event aimed to increase academic exchange and collaboration among institutions in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan in the area of nanoscale science and technology and strengthen UM and Macao’s influence in this field.


Source:  Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering

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<![CDATA[UM joins 1st Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area University Art Exhibition]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45452https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45452Prof Leong Lampo, head of the Centre for Design at the University of Macau (UM), attended the opening ceremony for the First Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area University Art Exhibition and the Third Biennial Academy Awards of Guangdong College Art Works, held at the University City Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts on 6 July 2018. Hosted by Guangdong Provincial Education Department and Guangdong Artists Association, and organised by the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and Guangdong’s Fine Arts and Design Education Specialised Committee, the two events aimed to promote the exchange in art education between higher education institutions in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. It paved the way for art education reform in Guangdong, training of high-quality artists and designers, and fostering development of art education in the Greater Bay Area.

Nearly 1,000 pieces of outstanding artwork from 81 universities were selected for the exhibition, which covered a wide range of media, including oil painting, ink painting, calligraphy, sculpture, mixed media, photography, digital art, and video. Through this event, the Guangdong Provincial Education Department brought together universities in the Greater Bay Area to create a unique academic branding in art profession that allowed participants to express, realise and improve themselves. Three institutions from Macao were invited to this exhibition, namely the Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau Polytechnic Institute, and UM. UM’s participation was coordinated by its Centre for Design. 15 pieces of artwork by instructors and students from the Department of Communication and the Faculty of Education were selected for the exhibition, including works of Benjamin Hodges, Hugo Lok, Harriet Wong, Zhang Zexun, Lo Yuenyi, Fanny Wong, Xu Hengjia and several other students.

The exhibition opening ceremony was followed by the First University Art Education Development Forum. After five keynote speeches, the forum was divided into two sub-panels, titled ‘Management and Collaboration’ and ‘Theory and Innovation’, respectively. Over 70 well-known experts, professors, scholars, chairs and deans participated in the forum. The five keynote speakers were Prof Lin Lan, vice president of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art; Prof Cao Xudong, vice secretary general of Guangdong Provincial Hong Kong-Macau Basic Law Research Committee; Prof  Leong Lampo, Distinguished Professor at UM; Prof Cheng Pei-kai, chairman of the Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee; and Prof Cao Yiqiang, dean of the College of Art and Humanities at the China Academy of Art.

Participants also exchanged ideas on collaboration, reform and innovation  in art education in the Greater Bay Area. Natalie Wong and Zhang Ke from UM also presented their research findings. Event organisers will publish an exhibition catalogue and a conference proceedings for essays presented.

In addition, Prof Sun Li from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Prof Cheng Pei-kai from Hong Kong, and Prof Leong Lampo from Macao were also invited to join a videotaped Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao three-person panel discussion to promote the exhibition and the symposium. Topics related to further exchange and collaboration in art education between institutions in Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao were explored. 


Source: Institute of Collaborative Innovation

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<![CDATA[CEM,UM jointly offer Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering Programme]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45444https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45444A graduation ceremony for participants of the one-year Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering Programme, jointly offered by Companhia de Electricidade de Macau (CEM) and the University of Macau (UM), was held on 28 June 2018. Officiating guests at the ceremony included Prof Rui Martins, vice rector (research) of UM; Mr Benjamin Yue, principal advisor of the Executive Committee of CEM; and Prof Leung Shing On, director of UM’s Centre for Continuing Education (CCE). At the ceremony, diplomas were awarded to 22 graduates.

Prof Martins expressed his appreciation to CEM, CCE, and all the course instructors for their support and hard work, saying that UM will continue to support local engineers in their professional development and continuous learning.

Benjamin Yue said that CEM hopes to encourage more young adults from Macao to pursue a career in electrical engineering by providing professional training in collaboration with UM. As one of the major public service suppliers in Macao, CEM has always been supportive of local education, especially training courses in technical subjects, such as electrical and mechanical engineering. These training courses have far-reaching implications for the sustainable development of Macao as they help to improve the employability of Macao residents. Benjamin also mentioned that three graduates of this diploma programme are former students of a three-year evening vocational programme jointly launched by CEM and Kung Luen Vocational & Technical Middle School in 2011, saying that CEM feels proud of these students.


Source:  Centre for Continuing Education

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<![CDATA[UM rector, vice-rector visit Angola to strengthen collaboration with lusophone universities]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45450https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45450As part of the effort to support the Macao SAR government’s strategy to develop the city into a service platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, a delegation led by University of Macau (UM) Rector Yonghua Song and Vice Rector (Research) Rui Martins recently visited Angola to strengthen collaboration between UM and Portuguese-speaking universities. During the visit, Rector Song and Vice Rector Martins met with the Chinese ambassador in Angola and Angola’s minister of higher education, science, technology, and innovation. They also visited Agostinho Neto University, participated in the 28th annual meeting of the Association of Portuguese Speaking Universities (AULP), and signed a collaboration agreement with Mandume Ya Ndemufayo University, whose rector, Prof Orlando da Mata, is the current president of the AULP. 

During the meeting with Cui Aimin, the Chinese ambassador in Angola, Rector Song shared UM’s recent developments, highlighting its relocation to the current campus and its effort in disseminating Chinese history and culture and in producing bilingual professionals in Chinese and Portuguese. Cui highly praised UM for its achievements in Portuguese language education, adding that two senior diplomats from the Chinese embassy in Angola once studied Portuguese at UM and one of them even attended UM’s first Portuguese Summer Course. Cui expressed hope that UM will continue to take advantage of its unique strength to promote cultural exchange between China and Angola. 

During his meeting with Prof Maria do Rosário Sambo, Angola’s minister of higher education, science, technology, and innovation, Rector Song said that internationalisation is a priority for the university and UM values its relations with Portuguese-speaking universities. Both parties agreed that universities in Angola and UM should explore  areas of mutual interest for further collaboration and work together to address the pressing challenges in higher education. 

During the meeting with Prof Pedro Magalhães, rector of Agostinho Neto University, and other members of the university’s management team, on its new campus, Rector Song explained UM’s academic structure and its quick progress in international rankings. He expressed UM’s interest in further advancing faculty and student exchange with Agostinho Neto University at all levels, especially by making use of the existing scholarships provided by the Macao Foundation. Participants in the meeting also discussed the renewal and modification of the collaboration agreement established between the two universities in 1993. 

Following the opening ceremony for the AULP annual meeting, the UM delegation signed an agreement with representatives of Mandume Ya Ndemufayo University and visited the university’s faculties of law, medicine, and economics.

Source: Communications Office

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<![CDATA[UM holds international conference on North Korean denuclearisation]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45430https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45430The University of Macau (UM) recently held an international conference titled ‘North Korea Denuclearisation: Is There a Light at the End of the Tunnel?’ Organised by the Institute of Global and Public Affairs under UM’s Faculty of Social Sciences, with assistance from the Korea-China Think Net, the event attracted experts, scholars, and former government officials from the United States, South Korea, mainland China, and Macao. During the conference, participants had an in-depth discussion on various topics, including the dramatic change of the situation in the Korean Peninsula, the frequent interactions among North Korea, South Korea, China and the United States, and the prospect of North Korean denuclearisation after the meeting between the North Korean leader and the US president held in Singapore in June.

For full version, please refer to the Chinese version.

Source:  Faculty of Social Sciences

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