UM News https://www.umac.mo/ $title pt_pt hourly 1<![CDATA[]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999912https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999912<![CDATA[]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999911https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999911<![CDATA[]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999910https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999910<![CDATA[]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999909https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99999909<![CDATA[UM scholar’s co-authored paper receives Best Paper Award]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45621https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45621Jacey Choe Jayoung, an assistant professor of international integrated resort management from the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Macau (UM), recently received the Best Paper Award at the Eighth International Conference on Tourism (ICOT), for her paper titled ‘Understanding Food Tourists’ Hierarchical Consumption Value Maps’. The paper is co-authored by Jacey Choe and Oh Munhyang from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 

The paper identified important attributes, consequences, and values of local food as perceived by tourists, and investigated the hierarchical value maps for consuming local food in a destination based on the means-end chain theory. This paper provides a wealth of useful information for food tourism professionals to boost local food consumption among tourists.

Held in Greece, the ICOT 2018 attracted tourism professionals, academics, policy makers, consultants , government officials, and postgraduate students, who exchanged ideas on various topics related to tourism. Presented by the International Journal of Tourism Policy, the Best Paper Award honours the author(s) of a paper with exceptional merit that has been accepted and presented at the conference. Award recipients are selected by the scientific committee.


Source: Faculty of Business Administration
 

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<![CDATA[Faculty members, students from Zhejiang University’s School of Medicine exchange ideas on biomedical research at UM]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45622https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45622In line with the collaborative agreement signed by the University of Macau (UM) and Zhejiang University on nurturing high-calibre medical professionals, a group of students from Zhejiang University’s School of Medicine recently visited UM and participated in the Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp organised by the Faculty of Health Sciences. During the visit, the students learned more about UM’s latest research achievements in biomedical sciences, enhanced their knowledge and experience in conducting experiments, and visited the laboratories of various UM faculties as well as the two hospitals in Macao.


For full version, please refer to the Chinese version.


Source: Faculty of Health Sciences
 

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<![CDATA[HKUST president to give talk at UM next Friday]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45614https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45614The University of Macau (UM) next Friday 24 August will hold the first lecture of the UM Distinguished Lecture Series in the new academic year. Prof Tong Chan, president of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, will give a talk titled ‘From A Kung Ngam to Clear Water Bay: My Life Journey’. During the talk, he will share his life experiences and interact with students. All are welcome.

Prof Chan is a renowned mathematician and has been serving as HKUST president since 2009. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he studied in the United States and has served in teaching, research, and senior management positions at leading institutions, including Yale University, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the National Science Foundation in the US. Prof Chan will assume office as president of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia this September.

The talk will start at 3:00pm in the auditorium of Wu Yee Sun Library (E2), UM. It will be conducted in English, with simultaneous interpretation into Mandarin. For registration, please visit https://isw.umac.mo/evm/register/uls_chan. For enquiries, please call 8822 4504.


Source: Rector’s Office
 

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<![CDATA[Innovation centre for Chinese medical sciences for Greater Bay Area jointly established by Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macao officially launched]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45615https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45615A launch ceremony was recently held for an innovation centre for Chinese medical sciences for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The centre is jointly established by the University of Macau (UM), Hong Kong Baptist University, and Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine. The event attracted hundreds of experts and scholars in the field of Chinese medical sciences from China and abroad. During a meeting after the ceremony, Wang Yitao, director of UM’s State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, told the experts and scholars about the latest progress of UM’s Chinese medical research and effort to establish a platform for international collaboration. He also pointed out the university’s achievements in the publishing of high-end academic papers, training of young research talent, and the industrialisation of research results.

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Source: Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences
 

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<![CDATA[【WeChat News】UM Course Catalog helps students choose the right course]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45598https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45598For the full version, please refer to the Chinese version

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<![CDATA[Seizing New Opportunities Students Complete Summer Internships in Greater Bay Area]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45604https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/pt-pt/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/45604Source: My UM

With the implementation of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area initiative, young people from Macao now have an exciting new option when deciding where to pursue their careers after graduation. Several UM students served internships in the Greater Bay Area in the just-ended summer holiday. What have they learned from their internship experiences? Will they consider finding a job in the area after graduation?

Han Xingyun, a postgraduate student from the Faculty of Business Administration, completed a one-month internship in the Hengqin branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, successively serving in three positions, as counter assistant, assistant branch manager, and assistant customer service manager. She was also involved in customer and market analysis and research. By applying the knowledge and skills in finance and marketing she learned at UM, she was able to complete her assignments smoothly. In Han’s opinion, college graduates from Macao enjoy a competitive edge in the mainland job market, thanks to their English proficiency and their many internship opportunities before graduation. She advises college students in Macao to try the industries that interest them before graduation to gain practical experience.

Yang Hailin, a postgraduate student from the Faculty of Law, worked as an intern in the Law Enforcement Bureau in Hengqin New Area, assisting with administrative work in the Innovation Office. Yang thinks fresh college graduates have a lot to learn before they can become competent at their jobs. ‘Even the seemingly simple clerical job requires one to constantly upgrade her knowledge and skills in order to meet the increasingly high standards,’ she says.

Chen Yihuang, a fourth-year student from the Department of Electromechanical Engineering, served his internship at GAC Toyota Engine Co Ltd in Changsha, Guangzhou. ‘When I was there, the company was building a new production line. I was fortunate enough to participate in technical management, and I was very impressed with the highly intelligent manufacturing system,’ he says. An engineering major, Chen nevertheless makes a point of taking business-related elective courses at UM, as he believes the success of a product requires not only technical know-how, but also business acumen. His summer internship experience confirmed this belief. He says, ‘There are many factors that contribute to the success of a product, including a standardised management system and precise cost control.’ According to Chen, mainland companies favour college graduates from Macao for their global outlook. Chen is bullish about the career prospects in the Greater Bay Area, and will consider finding a job there in the future.

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