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  • Lifelong Learning Is My Golden Rule – Interview with Alumna Mio Chi Mei

    Lifelong Learning Is My Golden Rule – Interview with Alumna Mio Chi Mei

    Alumna Mio Chi Mei (Class of 1992, BBA in Accounting and Finance) Co-Head of Asia Pacific Equities Team, China Chief Investment Officer and Fund Manager, Robeco Asset Management   Having been working in finance sector for more than 20 years, Alumna Mio Chi Mei had gone through the financial turmoil in 1997 and the dot-com bubble in 2000. For more than a decade, she witnessed the ups and downs after the subprime mortgage crisis in 2007.  Starting her career with investment banking, she shifted to hedge fund and then moved higher up the ladder from analyst to investment officer. Without a secret formula to financial or career success, she was able to root up in the turbulent investment industry with her judgment, forward-thinking, keen market insight, and state of perseverance for lifelong learning. Alumna Mio has frequently participated as invited guest speaker for different investment conferences “Soft Skills” Matters in This Era Facing the rapidly changing business world, it is difficult to stand out in the workplace merely with specialist knowledge. “Soft skills” like communication, problem solving, having an all-rounded-vision, as well as leadership and teamwork spirit are just as important. Being a recognized opinion leader on China’s stock market, Alumna Mio is a spokesperson for Robeco in the Asia-Pacific region and frequently presents the company’s equity research reports. In addition, she has participated as invited guest speaker for different investment conferences and has been interviewed by major world media. Alumna Mio said that she was able to develop her soft skills by participating in university associations during college. “Apart from acquiring the practical skills and professional knowledge, I also joined a debate team – that was the most memorable experience I had at the University. It reminded me of the time when we created a record of winning continuously […]

     
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  • Looking Beyond the Camera as a Social Observer – Interview with Alumnus Tang Kuok Hou

    Looking Beyond the Camera as a Social Observer – Interview with Alumnus Tang Kuok Hou

    Alumnus Tang Kuok Hou (Class of 2015, BSocSc. in Sociology) Art practitioner Nominee of the 2018 Macau Annual Art Exhibition & the recipient of the 2017 Orient Foundation Art Award Capturing every moment of daily life becomes part of the routine for this generation. When pressing the shutter, everyone can turn into a photographer. However, for alumnus Tang Kuok Hou, photography means much more than that. Through observing the society, he uses his lens to discover and display the overlooked feelings and concerns of the city, which evokes the audience’s sympathy and self-reflection. He works more like a social observer rather than simply a photographer. Do What You Love to Do Alumnus Tang has been interested in taking photos since he was a child. He was admitted to the Department of Digital Media Design in Taiwan after completing high school. However, he left Taiwan and returned to Macao to pursue a degree in the Department of Sociology at UM when he realized that design was not his desired career. This was how he started his journey both in photography and in sociology. “When I was a freshman, I worked as a part-time artist’s assistant at the Macau Museum of Art. Besides reaching out to artists from different countries, I also learnt some creative techniques and ways of thinking from them. Once I got a chance to participate in the Macau Annual Visual Arts Exhibition organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau and I was so lucky to be selected as one of the ‘Top Ten Entries.’ Later, I was arranged by the Cultural Affairs Bureau to host an exhibition in Portugal as a new photography talent.” Alumnus Tang felt very surprised to win this award, which inspired him to be more determined to move forward with photography as a career. With […]

     
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  • Alumnus Chen Tianlan shares the Scientific Research Projects : Digifluidic .

    Alumnus Chen Tianlan shares the Scientific Research Projects : Digifluidic .

    UM has successfully developed a device called Digifluidic (Virus Hunter). It can be used for medical diagnosis and food safety testing. It is a portable device that allows medical professionals to determine the cause of illnesses of people living in remote rural areas so that the patients can receive prompt and accurate treatment. Alumnus Chen Tianlan shared the Scientific Research Projects  : Digifluidic . Source: Communication Office

     
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  • UM alumni in GBA share innovation and entrepreneurship experience in Residential College of University of Macau

    UM alumni in GBA share innovation and entrepreneurship experience in Residential College of University of Macau

    Alumnus Jiang Haitao(Class of 2016, MBA), founder of Aomi, alumnus Liu Qi (Class of 2013, LLM in Juridical Science ),representative of Dacheng Law Firm, alumnus Vong Keng Hei(Class of 2009, LL), the partner of Macau Vong Hin Fai Law Firm were invited to the “Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Greater Bay Area Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum” on 19 October, to share their entrepreneurial experience to students. The “Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Greater Bay Area Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum” was held at Ma Man Kei and Lo Pak Sam College of University of Macau. Prof. Ge Wei, Vice Rector (Research) of University of Macau, Mr. Li Yongxian, Deputy Director of the Youth Department of the Macao Central Liaison Office, Head of the Youth Development Department of the Zhuhai Municipal Youth League Committee, Prof. Debao Xu, Founding Master of the College, and the Founding President of Zhuhai Haiqing Association Mr. Su Zhimou and President Mr. Ma Zhiwen attended the event. 30 representatives of the young returnees and more than 250 students participated in the event. The event was hosted by Ma Man Kei and Lo Pak Sam College, co-organized by the Cheong Kun Lun College and Zhuhai Haigui Youth Exchange Promotion Association. The forum focused on four key words, “Greater Bay Area”, “Returnees”, “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” and “Residential College”. The event aimed to further promote the students and the youth of Zhuhai and Macao to join the “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” cause and jointly build the “Zhuhai and Macau Youth Development Community”. The event invited Ma Zhiwen, CEO of Leshi Cultural District, Gao Nan, CEO of Dantian, Huang Jingyuan, Vice President of Kaihong Finance, Jiang Haitao, founder of Aomi, Xi Kaifan, CEO of Water Baby, Liu Qi, representative of Dacheng Law Firm, Zhang Guosheng, founder of the Xi Cheche, and […]

     
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  • UM alumnus Dr Cheong Lok Tin donated a grand piano to Cheong Kun Lun College

    UM alumnus Dr Cheong Lok Tin donated a grand piano to Cheong Kun Lun College

    UM alumnus Dr Cheong Lok Tin donated a grand piano to Cheong Kun Lun College, with the aim of stimulating students’ interest in music. For datails, please refer to Chinese version. Source: My UM

     
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  • UM Alumna Celia Lao share her journey in the aviation sector

    UM Alumna Celia Lao share her journey in the aviation sector

    Ms. Celia Lao (Class of 2015, BBA in Marketing), UM Alumna and AirAsia Hong Kong and Macao CEO, was invited to be the speaker for the 68th Lecture of the UM Distinguished Lecture Series on 18 September 2019.  Alumnus Lao joined AirAsia in 2004 as AirAsia’s first employee in Greater China. That same year she brought AirAsia to Macao, making the airline the first low-cost carrier to operate international routes into the special administrative region. Over the last 13 years, Lao has made great contributions to further AirAsia’s presence in Macao and Greater China. During this time, she has accumulated significant experience in regulatory and airport affairs, operations, marketing, sales, public relations and route network planning, laying a solid foundation for her to further develop and manage the business for Hong Kong and Macao. During her tenure, the route network in Greater China grew to 448 weekly flights across 58 routes to 19 destinations in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Recently, Ms. Lao received the “Nobel Laureates Honorary Award : 2019 Asian Outstanding Leadership for Women”. For details, please refer to Chinese Version.

     
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  • UM Alumna and Illustrator Yang Sio Maan

    UM Alumna and Illustrator Yang Sio Maan

    An illustration depicting UM student life on campus was recently exhibited in London. The illustrator is Yang Sio Maan, an alumna of UM’s Department of English. Yang graduated from UM in 2015. Soon after her graduation, she travelled to the United Kingdom to study illustration. Upon returning to Macao, she continued with her artistic pursuits. In July this year, she held her first solo exhibition in Macao titled ‘Everywhere and Anywhere’. Later in the same month, she was invited to attend the World Illustration Awards 2019 (WIA) held in the UK as the Category Winner of the Advertising New Talent Award.  Award-winning Poster of the Three Lamps District Organised by the Association of Illustration in the UK, this year’s World Illustration Awards received 3,600 entries from 68 countries and regions. Only 200 were selected, and these include Yang’s two entries. One of her entries, titled ‘Arts in the Three Lamps District’, became one of 16 Category Winners at the event. It was also the only entry from Macao to win an award at the event. Both illustrations were exhibited in the Somerset House in downtown London.  According to Yang, the illustration Oh My Uni Days is a depiction of her impression of the Henry Fok Pearl Jubilee College during her first visit to the college. Not only has she taught illustration classes in the college; she has also created a series of illustrations at the invitation of the college’s Associate Master Vivian Jiang. These illustrations depict different college scenes, such as the High Table Dinner, talent show, college library, and celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. UM Campus—A Fountain of Creative Inspiration The UM campus is a fountain of creative inspiration for Yang. ‘It could be anything: the music I suddenly hear, a joke my friend tells, or something funny I see on […]

     
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  • Alumnus Mok Hei Sai shares his new book

    Alumnus Mok Hei Sai shares his new book

    Alumnus Mok Hei Sai (Class of 2004, B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature), a local poet and Calligrapher,who shared his new book. For details, please refer to Chinese version. Source: MY UM

     
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  • Alumnus Lam Kuok Wa shares his story to a successful career

    Alumnus Lam Kuok Wa shares his story to a successful career

    Alumnus Lam Kuok Wa (Class of 1998, BSc in Civil Engineer) shared his story to a successful career. Alumnus Lam Kuok Wa obtained a Bachelor’s degree of Civil Engineering from the Faculty of Science of the University of Macao in 1998. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of MECOM Power and Construction Limited (1183:HKG) and the Deputy Director of EHY Construction and Engineering Company Limited. After graduation, he has been working in the construction industry over 20 years and is admitted as a registered civil engineer under The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSPPOT). For deatils, please refer to Chinese version. Source: MY UM

     
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  • An Explorer in AI Industry: Interview with Alumnus Zeng Xiaodong (Class of 2012, MSc in E-Commerce Technology)

    An Explorer in AI Industry: Interview with Alumnus Zeng Xiaodong (Class of 2012, MSc in E-Commerce Technology)

    To start a business, you must face numerous problems of different kinds, and no successful model for replication exists. Inventors also face similar situations as new inventions cannot be judged or measured based on past experience and there is no guarantee of success. However, that will not stop some inventors from chasing their curiosity. A UM alumnus, Zeng Xiaodong, is listed in the 2017 MIT Technology Review’s list of “35 Innovators Under 35 in China” in the inventors category. His creation of Tao Cafe, which is the first unstaffed cafe in China, uses new technologies to realize a new mode of payment, developing unmanned retailing technology in China. In this interview, young inventor Zeng Xiaodong is invited to share his story with us.   Z: Samuel Zeng │ A:Alumni Journal A: What made you decide to choose this field? Z: My parents are doctors, so everyone assumed that I would grow up to inherit their profession and be a doctor as well. But my parents’ openness toward education was such that they encouraged me to grow and develop well rather than just force me to follow their way. This provided me with more opportunities to try new things. When I was in third grade, my father bought me my first computer: a model 486, which made me fall in love with computers and led to my decision to choose computing as my major later. I also took it as my career while most of my relatives and friends criticized it being totally unrelated to my parents’ profession. After finishing my first degree in Beijing, I came to the University of Macau for a master’s degree. The reason why I came to UM is that the open learning environment in UM allowed me to meet people from different parts of the world, and so […]

     
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