UM, UP signs collaboration agreement

The University of Macau (UM) today signed an agreement with the University of Porto (UP) to promote their collaboration in humanities, science and technology, particularly in Portuguese teaching, health sciences, and medicine.

The agreement was signed during a visit by the UP delegation, led by its Vice Rector (Cooperation and Culture) Prof Maria de Fátima Marinho.

The delegation met with UM’s Vice Rector (Research) Prof Rui Martins. During the meeting, both parties exchanged ideas on the educational philosophies of their respective universities and shared information about their latest developments and future goals. They also expressed their hope to make greater contributions to teaching and research by making use of their unique strengths. In this regard, medical research and Portuguese language education will be the key areas of their collaboration.

The agreement was signed by Prof Fátima Marinho and Prof Rui Martins. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Prof Amélia Ferreira, dean of UP’s Faculty of Medicine; Prof António Sousa Pereira, dean of UP’s Institute of Biomedical Sciences; Prof Luís Baldaia, vice dean of UP’s Institute of Biomedical Sciences; Prof Vladimiro Miranda, professor of UP’s Faculty of Engineering and researcher of the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC-TEC); Prof Isabel Margarida Duarte,     professor of UP’s Faculty of Arts and director of the Master of Teaching Portuguese as a Foreign/Second Language Programme; Prof Hong Gang Jin, dean of UM’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities; Prof Ge Wei, associate dean of UM’s Faculty of Health Sciences; Prof Tam Kam Weng, associate dean of UM’s Faculty of Science and Technology; and Prof Richard Dequan Ye, deputy director of UM’s Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences.

After the meeting, the UP delegation visited the UM Wu Yee Sun Library and Chao Kuang Piu College, where it was warmly received by the college master, Prof Liu Chuan Sheng. The guests also visited the two state key laboratories at UM, namely the State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, and the State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, and were briefed about the latest developments and research achievements of the two laboratories.