The University of Macau (UM) held the Scholarship Presentation Ceremony 2021 on 24 November. During the ceremony, the university presented scholarships and academic prizes to 356 students for their outstanding academic performance.

UM’s Acting Rector Michael Hui congratulated the students and thanked the donors of the scholarships and academic prizes. According to him, UM has been actively participating in the development of the country, the Greater Bay Area, and Macao in recent years. Among other things, the university received approval from the Ministry of Science and Technology to establish the first state key laboratory of internet of things for smart cities in China. The university also built its first industry-academia base in the Greater Bay Area via the Zhuhai UM Science and Technology Research Institute, which was followed by the establishment of various research centres. In addition, the university established the Public Administration Training Centre last year, and its Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has received approval to serve as a national co-working space.

In January 2021, UM received approval from the central government to establish the Frontiers Science Center for Precision Oncology. With this centre, the university aims to provide precision medicine treatment for cancer patients in Macao, the Greater Bay Area, and China, and to facilitate the development of Macao into a world centre of tourism and leisure. According to Hui, UM will continue to take advantage of the ‘One Country, Two System’ policy and position itself as a university of Macao and for Macao, align with national development strategies, and strive to become more international, in order to contribute to the development of Macao and the country.

Feng Yuzhao, recipient of both the Nam Kwong Education Scholarship and the Henry Fok Foundation Scholarship, is a fourth-year student in the Faculty of Health and Sciences. She is also a student in the Henry Fok Pearl Jubilee College and has been included on the Rector’s Honour List for the 2020/2021 Academic Year. She is grateful to the university for having a fair scholarship distribution mechanism, which ensures that excellence and hard work are rewarded. Feng says UM provides various resources, facilities, and materials for students to learn knowledge in different fields, and she hopes to use what she has learned at UM to give back to society and her alma mater.

To encourage students to strive for excellence, UM offered more than 70 scholarships and academic prizes in the past year. In the 2020/2021 academic year, UM received a total of over MOP 4 million in academic prizes and scholarships from more than 50 institutions and individuals. These academic prizes and scholarships were awarded to more than 400 students at the university’s major events, including the scholarship presentation ceremony.

At the ceremony, 356 UM students received scholarships worth over MOP 3.4 million, donated by more than 50 institutions and individuals. The scholarships include Macau Foundation Scholarship, Henry Fok Foundation Scholarship, Bank of China Scholarship, Bank of China Macau University of Macau National Flag Team Outstanding Team Members Scholarship, Sands China Ltd. Scholarship, Luso International Bank Scholarship, Luso International Bank Whole Person Development Scholarship, Tin Ka Ping Scholarship, Nam Kwong Education Scholarship, FED Scholarship for Outstanding Student Teacher, FED Scholarship for Whole Person Development, FED Scholarship for Outstanding Service, FED Scholarship for Outstanding Teaching Assistant, FED Scholarship for Outstanding MEd Thesis, FED Scholarship for Outstanding Postgraduate Research Outcomes, ICBC Macau Scholarship, Galaxy Entertainment Group Scholarship, MECOM Power – Hung Yip Group Scholarship, MGM Elite Scholarship, SJM Scholarship, Tai Fung Bank Scholarship, Frank Wong Scholarship, Wynn Macau Scholarship, Wynn Macau Whole Person Development Scholarship, HSBC Scholarship, Sir Run Run Shaw Scholarship, AMCM Scholarship, Lisboa Holdings Scholarship, China Life Scholarship for Academic Performance, China Life Scholarship for Best Student Leaders, UO Group Scholarship, Akrostar Academic Prize, UMDF Scholarship for Faculty of Social Sciences, Choi Kai Yau Scholarship, CTM Scholarship, Macau International Airport Company Limited Scholarship, Lou Tou Vo Mathematics Scholarship, Jorge Alvares Foundation Scholarship, BCM Scholarship, The Golden Burger (Macau) Charity Association Scholarship, IEEM Scholarship, IEEM Academic Prize, L’Arc Macau Talent Recognition Program, Manulife Scholarship, Rohde & Schwarz Wireless Communications Scholarship, China Telecom Scholarship, Macao Water Scholarship, Nuno Simões & Associados Scholarship, OCT Law Firm Scholarship, Everbright Sun Hung Kai School of Business Scholarships, WICH Law Firm Scholarship, Wong Seng Hong Scholarship, X Fintech Scholarship, AAAUM Scholarship, Alumni Association of University of Macau Students’ Union Scholarship, Ieong Kim Long Whole Person Development Scholarship, Mak Heng Ip Law Firm Scholarship, Gloria Man Wai So Students Scholarship, University of Macau (Hong Kong) Alumni Association Scholarship, CPA Australia Scholarship, and CIMA Scholarship.

Source: Student Affairs Office
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