University of Macau

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University of Macau
Universidade de Macau
University of Macau.svg
Former names
University of East Asia
Motto 仁義禮知信[1] (Chinese)
Motto in English
Humanity, integrity, propriety, wisdom and sincerity[2]
Established 28 March 1981 (1981-03-28)
(University of East Asia)
12 September 1991 (1991-09-12)
(University of Macau)
Type Private
(University of East Asia)
(University of Macau)
Chancellor Fernando Chui
Rector Wei Zhao
Vice Rector Lionel M. Ni
(Academic Affairs)
Rui Paulo da Silva Martins
Haydn H. D. Chen
(Student Affairs)
Alex Lai Iat Long
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 9,312[4]
Undergraduates 6,122[4]
Postgraduates 3,190[4]
Location Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau,

22°07′48″N 113°32′45″E / 22.13004°N 113.54579°E / 22.13004; 113.54579Coordinates: 22°07′48″N 113°32′45″E / 22.13004°N 113.54579°E / 22.13004; 113.54579
Campus Suburb and Concession
109 hectares (1.09 km2)
Colours Blue, Red and Gold
Affiliations UMAP, IAU, IAUP, CRUP, AULP
University of Macau Logo.png
The University of Macau
University of Macau
Traditional Chinese 澳門大學
Simplified Chinese 澳门大学

The University of Macau (abbreviation: UM, Portuguese: Universidade de Macau, Chinese: 澳門大學) is the only public comprehensive university located in Macau, being the leading tertiary institution of the city which has excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. Founded in 1981, it is the oldest higher educational institution in Macau, as well as the largest university in the city in terms of faculty size and programmes offered.

It was established as the University of East Asia, which was a private university followed British university structure and most students came from British Hong Kong. As the preparation of Macau's handover, it was renamed to University of Macau, acquired as a public university and reformed to Portuguese university structure by the government of Portuguese Macau.

The university's campus is located in Taipa. It is organised into seven academic faculties and eight residential colleges. The main medium of instruction is English, while certain courses are taught in Chinese, Portuguese and Japanese.

The university has been relocated to the new campus since August 2014 at Hengqin, Zhuhai, Guangdong but continues to operate under Macau SAR jurisdiction.



University of Macau's predecessor is the privately owned University of East Asia which was established in 1981. The university started with undergraduate programmes which followed the academic structure of British universities with three years of study. English was the main medium of instruction and the majority of the students were from Hong Kong. In 1984, the university graduated its first students and awarded the honorary doctorates for the first time.


Old campus of the University of Macau

In 1988, the Portuguese Macau government entrusted the Macau Foundation to acquire the university. The undergraduate programmes were expanded to four-year programmes which followed the academic structure of Portuguese universities in 1990, while English remained the main medium of instruction. In 1991, a new university charter was put in place, the university became a public university and was renamed as University of Macau. The student enrollment rose to about 3,000 and the percentage of local students rose to above 80% just before the Macau's handover. The first master's degree students graduated in 1995 and the first doctoral degree student graduated in 1997.


Wu Yee Sun Library in new campus of the University of Macau

In 2009, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted a bill which approved the construction of the new campus of University of Macau on Hengqin, Zhuhai, Guangdong and authorized the Macau SAR government over the jurisdiction of the area. Later on, President Hu Jintao officiated the new campus groundbreaking ceremony. In July 2013, the new campus officially came under the jurisdiction of Macau SAR government. In November 2013, Vice Premier Wang Yang officiated the inauguration of the new campus. In August 2014, the university successfully completed the relocation to the new campus and the 2014/2015 academic year officially started.[5]

However, several old campus buildings are still used for evening classes and promotional activities. The buildings maintained are the Library building, the Center for Macau Studies, the Center for Engineering Research and Testing and the Center for Continuing Education.[6]

Vision & Mission[edit]

UM Vision[edit]

The University of Macau aspires to be an outstanding, internationally-recognized institution of higher learning, firmly committed to learner-centered education, focused research with impact and dedicated public service. It aims to nurture self-reflective, caring and socially responsible persons within a culturally diverse and intellectually challenging environment.[7]

UM Mission[edit]

UM undertakes as its prime mission the advancement of scholarship and education in the realms of humanities, social sciences, business, law, natural sciences, engineering, health sciences, education and other areas.

In carrying out this mission, the University is committed to the following taking full advantage of its unique Sino-European heritage and global connections:


University Identity[edit]


University Name[edit]

✪ In Chinese: 澳 門 大 學

✪ In English : University of Macau

✪ In Portuguese: Universidade de Macau

University Abbreviation[edit]

✪ In Chinese: 澳 大

✪ In English : UM

✪ In Portuguese: UM

University Emblem[edit]

The emblem of the University of Macau (UM) features a five-towered crest encircled by golden rings and the name of the university in Chinese and Portuguese. The key on the book is the key to knowledge, and the waves represent the university in its inland setting in the South China Sea. The bridge links together Eastern and Western cultures. On the ribbon is a Chinese motto listing the five virtues of an ideal scholar: humanity, integrity, propriety, wisdom and sincerity. The colours are red for hope, blue for the joy of well-being, and gold for the advancement of humanity.

University Motto[edit]

Inscribed on the emblem is a Chinese motto listing the five virtues of an idealscholar:

☞ humanity (仁)

☞ integrity (義)

☞ propriety (禮)

☞ wisdom (知)

☞ sincerity (信)


The logo of the UM consists of two parts: the emblem and the university’s name in Chinese (澳門大學), Portuguese (Universidade de Macau) and English (University of Macau) with assigned colours.

The colours of the emblem are red for hope, blue for the joy of well-being, and gold for the advancement of humanity. Macao has always been a bridge between Chinese and Western cultures. The use of three languages on the university logo signifies the important task of UM, as the most important local public university, to nurture multi-lingual graduates for Macao as well as for the world.

Block "UM" Symbol[edit]

The new campus was the inspiration for the design of this block "UM" symbol. The roof-like element at the top and the block letters "UM", which are short for "University of Macau" and which symbolises the foundation and support columns of a building, capture the architectural style of the new campus. The University Blue, one of the Standard Colours for the University Logo, is used to achieve a striking visual effect. This new symbol was designed after the construction of the new campus was completed, wishing to present the university's image, vigour and vitality in a lively new way. The symbol also wishes to convey the message that with a new campus, UM is more determined than ever to pursue academic excellence and achieve the goal of becoming a world-class university.

University Anthem[edit]

Lyrics by: Dr. Daniel C.W.Tse

Music by: Mrs. Margaret Tse Perron

Brief explanations of the lyrics[edit]

The opening line of the lyrics, “On Chinese soil where East meets West, UM grows young and strong”, recalls the history of UM. The university is rooted in Chinese culture, but has absorbed the essence of Eastern and Western cultures as it flourishes over the years.

The second line, “On Taipa Hill or Hengqin Plain where beauty brightness shine”, describes the campus development. In the beginning the old campus was built upon a hill in Taipa, and now the new campus is in Hengqin. Whether on a hill or on a plain, whether old or new, the UM campus has been and will always be a serene, beautiful and intellectually-stimulating place where talented people gather together to nurture more talented people.The third line, “Ren, Yi, Li, Zhi, Xin, marks of College life”, includes the university motto and highlights the important role UM plays in students’ character development.

The fourth line, “Arts and Sciences thrive in Learned Hall”, stresses UM’s equal emphasis on liberal arts and science disciplines, and conveys UM’s diligent pursuit of intellectual growth through exploration of new frontiers in all disciplines.

The fifth line, “Feet firm on ground and eyes on high, our global vision clear”, portrays UM members’ down-to-earth attitude and their international perspectives.

And the last line, “With hand on heart we proudly march, for Homeland and Mankind”, expresses UM members’ good wishes for UM as it embarks on a new journey as well as the state leaders’ high expectation for UM.

Reputation and rankings[edit]

University rankings
Times[9] 276-300
QS[10] 701+
Times[11] 40
QS (Global version)[12]
QS (Asia version)[13]

Moreover, UM is ranked 39th by Times 100 under 50 universities in 2015.[14]

Academic organisations[edit]

The university has seven faculties in the fields of Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences.The university also administrates Honours College, Graduate School, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, Center for Macau Studies, Asia-Pacific Academy of Economics and Management, English Language Centre and Centre for Continuing Education. They offer postgraduate and undergraduate programmes with more than 500 academic staff members involved in teaching and research.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Faculty of Business Administration Faculty of Education Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Law Faculty of Science and Technology Faculty of Social Sciences Honours College
Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences Center for Macau Studies Asia-Pacific Academy of Economics and Management Graduate School

Faculty of Arts and Humanities[edit]

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH) comprises the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, the Department of English and the Department of Portuguese, the Centre for Japanese Studies, and it also hosts programmes in Translation Studies, Philosophy and Religious Studies, French, Spanish, German and Korean. It is devoted to research and teaching in the arts, languages and literatures of the peoples who not only have helped to shape the modern world, but also have had a decisive influence on the culture and traditions of present-day Macau. In its BA programmes it offers a high-quality, holistic educational experience that fosters fluency in language and expression, independent thought, critical enquiry, creative imagination, and respect for different cultural perspectives. With its focus on the arts and on the varieties of human experience, FAH is also an important contributor to the University-wide programme in General Education, bringing essential elements of a holistic education to a wider university audience.

Students in FAH programmes have the opportunity to achieve a very high level of skill and fluency in at least one language other than their native language, in addition to the native language. While developing linguistic proficiency and communicative competence, students encounter the riches of other cultures as they study their own cultural traditions and achievements as well as the various perspectives on the human condition. The journey of exploration in the Arts and Humanities requires of both students and teachers careful scholarship ,creative thinking and critical reflection. FAH seeks to train students with the skills and knowledge needed to understand, and effectively navigate between languages, cultures and systems of thought, and these skills make our students highly valuable to employers who are looking to compete in multicultural societies in the 21st Century.

The success of FAH programmes stems largely from the quality of our academic staff. FAH departments and programmes are some the largest (in terms of student and staff numbers) and most long-standing programmes within the University of Macau. Internationally distinguished professors bring a variety of educational and professional experiences to the Faculty. In addition to their scholarly achievements, some of our staff are also reputed translators, poets and novelists. They not only bring academic knowledge and expertice to the classroom, but also experience of the practice and study of the Arts and Humanities.

Students are at the centre of FAH. First-year students can participate on voluntary basis in the mentorship programme, which pairs with staff mentors to help them make the transition to college life. The Faculty not only provides quality teachers and engaging courses, but students also find numerous opportunities for extra-curricular learning and social activities. The Faculty operates student exchange programmes with universities around the world, including Southern Illinois University and Susquehanna University in the USA; Harbin Normal University in China; Malmö University in Sweden; Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Sophia University, J.F. Oberlin University, Meijo University, University of Nagasaki, University of Tsukuba, Soka University, Teikyo University, Okinawa International University, Akita International University, Keio University and Shigakukan University in Japan. These exchange programmes provide students with international exposure that prepares them for the increasingly global workplace.

The Faculty has various facilities devoted to student development, including Language Labs where students practice simultaneous translation and machine-aided translation or perfect their skills in Portuguese, Spanish, German, Japanese or French. A black box theatre hosts various drama productions within the Faculty.

FAH academic staff members are actively involved in research projects that help them keep abreast of the latest knowledge in their respective fields. This allows them to bring that knowledge into the classroom, ensuring that students’ education is timely and relevant. In addition, the Faculty organizes academic conferences and workshops, hosts prominent guest speakers and invites the participation of distinguished visiting scholars and Fulbright professors. The Faculty’s research is augmented by our Research Centre for Chinese Culture and the Research Centre for Luso-Asian Studies. [15]

Faculty of Business Administration[edit]

[16] The Faculty of Business Administration is the largest faculty in the university. The medium of instruction for courses offered in the faculty is English. It offers several business programmes through its four departments: Department of Accounting and Information Management, Department of Finance and Business Economics, Department of Management and Marketing, and Hospitality and Gaming Management Program.

The Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) seeks to establish a solid reputation as a centre for business, management, and administration education. It has a full-time and part-time complement of qualified people teaching in the areas of accounting, electronic business, business economics, finance, hospitality and gaming management, global business management, human resource management, financial controllership, marketing and quantitative methods. In general terms, and within the context of the aims, goals and objectives of the advanced education sector as defined by the Government of Macau, the mission of the FBA may be stated as follows:

The mission of FBA is to develop and apply business knowledge through research and to disseminate knowledge through interactions with students, faculty members, and other stakeholders. Through it's programmes the faculty develop professionals in traditional areas of business, including hospitality and gaming.The Faculty of Business Administration aims to cultivate business professionals who will contribute to, and provide leadership for, the economic development of Macau and beyond.

The specific objectives of FBA are as follows:

  • To offer a balanced range of full-time and part-time and part-time courses in business, management and administrative studies, and training extending from the certificate level to the graduate level.
  • To offer a balanced range of short courses and seminars in a variety of business, management, and administrative areas to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills of the FBA service area, with special emphasis on the Macau community.
  • To ensure that learning takes place in ways that develop motivation, critical, analytical and creative thinking, and constructive use of skills in practical situations.
  • To provide opportunities and facilities for staff and students to develop academic and professional interests.
  • To supply opportunities and facilities for research to staff and students.
  • To develop close links with industry, business, government, and business-related professionals so as enhance the relevance of the work and experience of staff and students.
  • To create and develop a caring, informed, participative, and innovative faculty and student community and
  • To meet through these various course offerings the present and likely future needs and aspirations of the students and participants who enroll and attend, especially those from Macau.

Faculty of Education[edit]

[17] The Faculty of Education offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programmes. The Faculty provides degree programmes of Secondary Education in Chinese, English and Mathematics, Primary Education and Pre-Primary Education, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, School Counselling, Curriculum and Instruction, Physical Education and Sports Studies, etc. An internship system is well established for students to have academic and educational exchanges with other education institutes and universities and to deepen their understanding on contemporary international education.


The Faculty of Education strives to become a leading center for teacher education and educational research in China, Asia and even the world, by continuously improving teaching and research quality and emphasizing academic excellence and international standards.


  • To train up high-quality teachers to work in the education enterprise in Macao and the Greater China Region.
  • To enhance educational research locally and internationally.
  • To cooperate with local and international education institutions for promoting education development in Macao and the Greater China Region and
  • To establish close ties with local and international education institutions to promote academic exchanges.

Aims and Objectives

The Faculty of Education aims to educate and prepare teachers at the pre-primary, primary and secondary levels who can meet the challenges in the 21st century. More specifically, the Faculty of Education aims to train future teachers who have:

  • A solid foundation in education profession;
  • A rich knowledge base in their respective content areas;
  • Great enthusiasm for and dedication to education;
  • A great interest in education research; and
  • A good command of information technology in education.

Faculty of Health Sciences[edit]

The Faculty of Health Sciences is a newly established faculty which concentrates on the fields of life sciences and medicine.


The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Macau aims at becoming a leading research and education institution in biomedical sciences in Macau and the Far East. With its world-class faculty members and state-of-the-art facilities, the Faculty strives to advance knowledge in key areas of modern biomedical and health sciences through cutting-the-edge research, which nurtures essential workforce of high quality for both Macau and the region to face the health-related challenges from the rapidly changing world.


The Faculty of Health Sciences strives to accomplish its vision through

■ advancing health sciences by performing cutting-the-edge research in a wide range of leading biomedical areas;

■ delivering research-oriented teaching programmes of high quality at graduate level for the preparation of professionals of the next generation;

■ attracting youngsters from local and regions nearby to pursue a health science-related career;

■ establishing a network of collaborators and strategic partners for a sustainable development; and

■ assisting the general public in recognizing the impact of health sciences on local and international communities.

Combining the strong supports from the University, the Government of Macau and the general public of Macau, the Faculty of Health Sciences is committed to moving forward with advances that ameliorate knowledge in health sciences and ultimately benefit the well being of mankind and the society.

Faculty of Law[edit]

The Faculty of Law offers bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and postgraduate certificate programmes in the Chinese, Portuguese and English languages. The bachelor’s programmes is to prepare jurists who are familiar with Macau SAR legal system; the master’s and doctoral Programmes purport to educate knowledgeable and qualified legal professional jurists who are competent to conduct theoretical research and teaching in Macau Law, Comparative Law, European Law, International Law and International Business Law. The teaching system of the Faculty basically follows the Roman-German regime with strict standards in teaching style, student recruitment and examination. The faculty members consist of legal experts from Macau, Mainland China, Portugal, Austria, Italy, Brazil, Belgium, India and other countries.

Faculty of Science and Technology[edit]

The Faculty of Science and Technology was founded in 1989. A solid undergraduate four-year degree in the following departments has been developed: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Computer and Information Science, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering and Department of Mathematics. More and more students have been accepted in big firms world-wide, adding to the rising recognition of the University of Macau in recent years. Graduate degrees in the Faculty has been developed since 1993, in the field of Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Information Engineering, E-Commerce, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Physics and Materials Engineering.

There are various kinds of enriched laboratories for teaching and research purposes in various science and engineering fields.


The vision of the Faculty is to be a center for science and technology development and education within the University and in Macau, with an impact extending to the region. The aims of the Faculty are to provide international standard quality programs of undergraduate and graduate education; to be a research active unit advancing the knowledge of engineering and science; and to serve the community and industry as an agent of technological, and educational innovation and advancement.


The Faculty plans to achieve this vision through the pursuit of the following mission:

☢ To lead the University of Macau to become the leading engineering and science institution in Macau.

☢ To provide high quality degree programs of international standards at undergraduate and graduate level.

☢ To promote student-centered educational experience that will enable the development of leaders for our society.

☢ To advance research and scholarship by promotion of excellence in education and professionalism.

☢ To foster collaboration with academic institutions and professional bodies in the region and beyond so as to extend our impact to the region.

☢ To increase our visibility and impact with the local and professional communities. To achieve the stated mission which has six main goals, subsequent actions leading toward the achievement of these goals are through the advancement of education, research and scholarship, and by improving visibility, communication and services of our faculty. Most importantly, the Faculty's ability to realize these goals depends on the accomplishments and support of our people students, faculty members, alumni, staff and partners who share our vision and commitment to excellence. The main theme of our goal achieving actions is defined in one statement:

Faculty of Social Sciences[edit]

The Faculty of Social Sciences consists of the Department of Communication, the Department of Economics, the Department of Government and Public Administration, the Department of History, the Department of Psychology and the Department of Sociology. The Faculty provides more than several courses on average every semester, including Economics, Statistics, Econometrics, Political Science, Public Administration, Contemporary China Studies, Sociology, Communications, Journalism and Public Communication, Psychology, Historical and Cultural Relations between the East and the West, etc. The Faculty also offers a variety of master’s and doctoral programmes.

The objective of the Faculty of Social Sciences is to provide a holistic, student-centred liberal arts education to prepare students to be knowledgeable and productive global citizens and enable them to further their studies or to pursue careers in the public or private sectors.

Interdisciplinary teaching and research activities, especially in strength areas and dominant disciplines, have been vigorously promoted at FSS, and the multi-disciplinary departments and research centres established also support and facilitate interdisciplinary teaching and research by providing ideal conditions. Academic resources are well integrated and coordinated among disciplines and put to maximum use and efficiency, thus broadening students’ knowledge and vision and greatly boosting creativity and research output. In the same way, FSS has developed three strategic disciplines, namely International Relations, Criminology, Macaology, which have become very strong areas with distinct features.

Honours College[edit]

The Honours College of University of Macau is the first Honours College established in Macao.At this College,outstanding undergraduates receive the benefit of academic attention in greater depth and of higher intellectual intensity in order for them to become globally competitive leaders and intellectual achievers committed to collaborative and creative thinking.The Honours College fully endorses that goal by merging intellectual rigour with global horizons, research, community outreach and leadership.

This College aims to bring together honours students from all disciplines into an academically challenging environment. The qualified students will participate in new research through the university funded undergraduate research program and will intensify their interaction with faculty members so that they can be well-equipped for graduate study. Students who are accepted into the Honours College will also gain a vibrant chance to be exposed to international prospective by studying in another country for a semester through university funded study-abroad program. Upon completion of all course requirements of the Honours College, these honours students will receive special recognition at congregation and an Honours College diploma.

Graduate School[edit]

The Graduate School of University of Macau plays a prominent role in the academic mission of the University and transforms Macao into a knowledge-based society.The Graduate School is committed to the success of its students and serves as an advocate for their intellectual development. The Graduate School works closely with the academic units to offer over 80 postgraduate programmes in business administration, education, law, social sciences, humanities, natural science and technology, health sciences, and Chinese medical sciences. The Graduate School serves as the central body responsible for an efficient management, development, and evaluation of graduate education throughout the University. All programmes, ranging from postgraduate diploma/certificate to doctoral level, are carefully designed to provide postgraduate students with comprehensive professional preparation and a thorough involvement in scholarship and research in their chosen areas.

Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences[edit]

The Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences (ICMS) was established as the first research-oriented institute in Macau in 2002. Over the past 12 years, ICMS has devoted itself to promoting the research of Chinese medicine and nurturing of local talents in the interdisciplinary fields of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences. Since December 2010, ICMS has prided itself in hosting the State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine – the first ever State Key Laboratory in the broad fields of Chinese medicine, and has gained rapid growth and increasing impact, both nationally and globally. In 2013, the Expert Committee of the Ministry of Science and Technology highly appraised the achievements of the SKL which successfully passed the mid-stage assessment. And in 2014, together with the University of Macau community, ICMS celebrated the relocation to the new Hengqin campus, which has started to provide world-class facilities for the future development of ICMS/SKL.

ICMS currently offers the PhD degree programme in Biomedical Sciences, and Master of Science degree programmes in Chinese Medicinal Science and Medicinal Administration, respectively. With 29 faculty members recruited from top institutions worldwide (among them are Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, Stanford and others), ICMS/SKL promises to build up an international hub for scientific training and technology transfer, and ultimately to position Macau as a dynamic hub of drug development in the region and beyond.

Center for Macau Studies[edit]

Asia-Pacific Academy of Economics and Management[edit]

The Asia-Pacific Academy of Economics and Management (APAEM)of University of Macau has been established with a vision of providing high-quality research on various socio-economic issues and nurturing international- competitive and responsible leaders for the Asia-Pacific region.It is believed that ethical leadership must be incorporated into an executive learner’s experience along with the traditional emphasis on policy analysis and formulation.And the motto of this academy to become one of the world-leading business leadership training hubs for emerging economies in the region.[18]

The university aims to establish this new Academy as a University-level, multi-disciplinary independent academic unit. Led by prominent academic, business and public leaders, the activities of the Academy will be well-balanced among academic research, policy research, leadership training, information and publication services, and advisory activities outreaching to the community. The Academy would invite other academic units in the University to develop joint research, education and corporate advisory programmes. Strategic partnership with prestigious institutions in Greater China, the USA and other economies in the region is recommended to provide leadership capabilities.[18]

Residential colleges[edit]

Stanley Ho East Asia College[edit]

Stanley Ho East Asia College
Established 2010
Master Vai Pun Iu

Henry Fok Pearl Jubilee College[edit]

Henry Fok Pearl Jubilee College
Established 2010
Master George Watt

Moon Chun Memorial College[edit]

Moon Chun Memorial College
Established 2013
Master Kevin Thompson

Shiu Pong College[edit]

Shiu Pong College
Established 2013
Master Kenneth Leung

Cheng Yu Tung College[edit]

Cheng Yu Tung College
Established 2013
Master Ling Chung

Chao Kuang Piu College[edit]

Chao Kuang Piu College
Established 2014
Master Chuan Sheng Liu

Choi Kai Yau College[edit]

Main article: Choi Kai Yau College
Choi Kai Yau College
Established 2014
Master David Pong

Lui Che Woo College[edit]

Lui Che Woo College
Established 2014
Master Chung Laung Liu


Wu Yee Sun Library[edit]

The University of Macau Wu Yee Sun Library is the largest library in Macau. It is a 7 storeys building that has a floor area of 32,000 square metres and a seating capacity of approximately 3,000. The print collection includes 600,000 volumes of monographs, 6,000 periodical titles, and 13,000 volumes of old Chinese editions.

New campus[edit]

On 27 June 2009 it was announced by the Government of Macau that the University of Macau will build its new campus in Hengqin island, in a stretch directly facing the Cotai area, south of the border post. The Government of China authorised the Government of Macau to have jurisdiction over the isolated university campus and the legal system of Macau is applied in it. An underwater tunnel connecting the university campus to Macau is also included, in order for everyone in Macau can have free access to the university campus.

The university has been relocated to the new campus in August 2014.

Old campus[edit]

Student life[edit]

Students' Union[edit]

Postgraduate Association[edit]

Alumni Association[edit]

Academic links[edit]

Since 1991, the university has established academic links and collaborations with more than 100 institutions around the world. It is a member of the International Association of Universities, the International Association of University Presidents, the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific and the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific. The university's student exchange programmes bring over 300 students every year. The university is allowed to recruit students in 31 provinces and cities in China.

Notable people[edit]



See also[edit]


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  13. ^ "QS University Rankings: Asia". Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2015. Retrieved June 12, 2015. 
  14. ^ "The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Rankings 2015". 
  15. ^ "About the Faculty of Arts and Humanities". Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "Faculty of Business Administration - University of Macau – About FBA". Faculty of Business Administration - University of Macau. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  17. ^ author. "Faculty of Education -University of Macau". Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  18. ^ a b "APAEM". Retrieved 25 July 2015. 

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