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  • Library Activity: Ceremony and Exhibition of Mr Leong Su Sam’s Donation of Rare Maps

    Library Activity: Ceremony and Exhibition of Mr Leong Su Sam’s Donation of Rare Maps

     A valuable set of twenty-nine printed maps of China, Macao and the Greater Bay area has been donated to the University of Macau by a Macao collector, Mr Leong Su Sam. A donation ceremony and exhibition of these rare maps will be held at the University Library. Details of the activity are as follows: Donation Ceremony Date: 16 December, 2019 Time: 10:30 – 11:30 Venue: VIP Reception Room (E2- G018) of the UM Library Language: Mandarin Exhibition Date: 16-18 December, 2019 Time: 10:00 – 17:00 Venue: VIP Reception Room (E2- G018) of the UM Library Guided Tour: 11:00, 16:00      

     
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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 and University of Lisbon to initiate collaboration in medical sciences

    UM and University of Lisbon to initiate collaboration in medical sciences

    A delegation from the University of Macau (UM), led by Rector Yonghua Song, recently visited the University of Lisbon (ULisboa) in Portugal. During the visit, Rector Song and ULisboa Rector António da Cruz Serra had an in-depth discussion on collaboration in the area of medical sciences and signed a strategic collaboration agreement. Serra expressed hope that both universities would initiate collaboration in clinical medicine, public health, dental science, and psychiatry. He also expressed hope that UM and ULisboa would jointly establish an international medical school in the future. Founded in the 13th century, ULisboa is a world-renowned university and the largest public university in Portugal. It is ranked among the top in medicine in the world, with advanced laboratories and world-class research achievements. The partnership between UM and ULisboa in scientific research, academic development, and personnel training is expected to benefit Macao, the Greater Bay Area, and beyond. In recent years, UM has developed rapidly in medical sciences, with multiple breakthroughs in scientific research. The university is now ranked among the top 1 per cent in Essential Sciences Indicators (ESI) rankings in Clinical Medicine. The precision medicine team from UM’s Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) has achieved major breakthroughs in cancer treatment. Their studies have been published by the authoritative international science journal Nature Communications. Another research team from the same faculty has developed an innovative method to treat skin wounds. The study has been published by the renowned journal Theranostics (Impact factor 8.063). The faculty currently has 30 independent laboratories and ten core experimental facilities. Other members of the UM delegation include Rui Martins, vice rector (global affairs) of UM; and Xu Renhe, associate dean of the FHS. The delegation also visited ULisboa’s Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Pharmacy. Source: Global Affairs Office  Media Contact Information: Communications Office, […]

     
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  • UM confers honorary doctorates on four distinguished individuals

    UM confers honorary doctorates on four distinguished individuals

    The University of Macau (UM) held the Ceremony for the Conferment of Honorary and Higher Degrees 2019 on 9 November. During the ceremony, the university conferred honorary doctorates on Mr Qiao Xiaoyang, Ms Lau Sin Peng, Prof Dennis Lo Yuk Ming, and Dr Roy Chung Chi Ping, in recognition of their outstanding achievements and significant contributions to social development and education. During the ceremony, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Tam Chon Weng, acting as the representative of Macao SAR Chief Executive and UM Chancellor Chui Sai On, conferred honorary doctorates on Mr Qiao Xiaoyang, Ms Lau Sin Peng, Prof Dennis Lo Yuk Ming, and Dr Roy Chung Chi Ping, in the company of UM University Council Chair Lam Kam Seng and UM Rector Yonghua Song. Mr Qiao Xiaoyang received a Doctor of Law honoris causa degree. Ms Lau Sin Peng received a Doctor of Education honoris causa degree. Prof Dennis Lo Yuk Ming received a Doctor of Science honoris causa degree. Dr Roy Chung Chi Ping received a Doctor of Business Administration honoris causa degree. In his speech, Secretary Tam said: ‘The four awardees excel respectively in law, education, science, and innovation and entrepreneurship, contributing significantly to the nation and Macao. They are truly worthy of our admiration and emulation.’ Tong Io Cheng, dean of UM’s Faculty of Law, delivered a citation for Mr Qiao Xiaoyang. Part of the citation read: ‘Since the 1980s, the concept of “One Country, Two Systems”has been put into practice and advanced systematically. Mr Qiao Xiaoyang emerged as one of the legendary figures during this period. As a contributor to China’s legal system since the reform and opening-up, Mr Qiao has an encyclopaedic and intimate knowledge of politics, economics, and society in China. With a broad perspective, he probed deep into the realities of […]

     
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  • AAAUM organizes the 8th session “Macau and Hong Kong Forum- The Greater Bay Area Economy and Development Forum Seminar”

    AAAUM organizes the 8th session “Macau and Hong Kong Forum- The Greater Bay Area Economy and Development Forum Seminar”

    University of Macau Alumni Association (AAAUM) organized the 8th session “Macau and Hong Kong Forum- The Greater Bay Area Economy and Development Forum Seminar” in the Crowne Plaza Macau Hotel on 9 November 2019. For the full version, please refer to Chinese version. Source: University of Macau Alumni Association

     
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  • UM awards graduation certificates to 800 postgraduates Tam Chon Weng encourages graduates to contribute to Macao and China’s development

    UM awards graduation certificates to 800 postgraduates Tam Chon Weng encourages graduates to contribute to Macao and China’s development

    The University of Macau (UM) held the Ceremony for the Conferment of Honorary and Higher Degrees 2019 on 9 November. This year, more than 800 students from PhD degree programmes, master’s degree programmes, and postgraduate diploma/certificate programmes received graduation certificates. At the ceremony, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao SAR Tam Chon Weng, acting as the representative of Macao SAR Chief Executive and UM Chancellor Chui Sai On, said that the Macao SAR government will continue to support the development of first-rate programmes at UM. He expressed hope that UM would continue to nurture professionals who love China and Macao, and attain more achievements in scientific research, in order to make more contributions to the sustainable development of Macao and China. Tam said, ‘The SAR government adheres to the policy of developing Macao through education and talent nurturing. It has therefore been strengthening support to higher education development. To this end, the Higher Education Fund was put in place in 2018, after the Higher Education Regime officially came into effect. The fund aims to ensure better investment of public resources in higher education, so as to create conditions conducive to elevating its standards. In recent years, UM as a comprehensive public university has made tremendous efforts to nurture talent for the Macao SAR and the nation, and to contribute actively to the community. The university has obtained fruitful achievements in teaching and research, and has seen a continuous rise in academic standing and international prestige. By rooting itself in Macao and integrating into the Greater Bay Area, the nation and beyond, UM has made steady progress towards its goal of being an institution of excellence.’ Tam added: ‘The SAR government will continue to support UM in creating a better teaching and research ambience, enhancing the ‘4-in-1’ education […]

     
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  • UM delegation led by Rector Yonghua Song visits renowned Portuguese universities to deepen collaboration

    UM delegation led by Rector Yonghua Song visits renowned Portuguese universities to deepen collaboration

    A delegation from the University of Macau (UM), led by its rector Yonghua Song, recently visited renowned universities in Portugal. The UM delegation met with heads of Portuguese universities, including University of Lisbon (ULisboa) Rector Antonio da Cruz Serra, with the aim of strengthening collaboration between UM and Portuguese universities. During the meeting, Song said that UM attaches great importance to building a strategic partnership with ULisboa, adding that forging a long-term collaborative relationship with universities in Portuguese-speaking countries is a core part of UM’s global strategy. Antonio da Cruz Serra, rector of ULisboa, gave a warm welcome to the UM delegation and said the university would be happy to carry out full-scale strategic collaboration with UM. Both parties had in-depth discussions on various topics, including teaching, research, and exchange of faculty members and students. Both parties also agreed to strengthen collaboration in areas such as clinical medicine, public health, dental medicine, and psychiatry. Three vice rectors of ULisboa (João Barreiros, Luís Ferreira, Eduardo Pereira), Faculty of Dental Medicine Dean Luís Pires, and Faculty of Pharmacy Dean Matilde Castro, as well as representatives of UM’s Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), Faculty of Business Administration (FBA), Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH), and Faculty of Law (FLL), also joined the meeting. The delegation later visited ULisboa’s Institute for Systems and Robotics. The UM delegation also visited the 700-year-old University of Coimbra (UC) and was warmly received by its vice rector Cristina Albuquerque. During the meeting, Albuquerque expressed hope to strengthen collaboration with UM in exchange of faculty members and students, launching dual-degree programmes, and scientific research. Rector Song told the host about UM’s developments in recent years, adding that priority would be given to finalising the details of its collaboration with UC. The UM delegation […]

     
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  • “2019 Alumni Mentorship Scheme” held 1 st Activity: Rock-climbing Experience Course

    “2019 Alumni Mentorship Scheme” held 1 st Activity: Rock-climbing Experience Course

    The rock-climbing experience was the first activity of the “2019 Alumni Mentorship Scheme” course held at the rock-climbing center in the Sports Centre (N8) on 19 October.  Through this activity, the organizers wish to enhance participants’ stress management and foster their courage, to train up their self-affirmation, self-confidence and willpower that could be applied in daily life. Under the guidance of certified instructors of UM Rock Climbing Club of the UM Students’ Union, participants made their trial on climbing a 15-meter high climbing wall and a 5-meter high bouldering wall. After warming-up and practicing for a while, participants were able to get control the basic skills of rock climbing.  Some alumni mentors could even reach the summit for their first trial on climbing and felt very accomplished.

     
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