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University of Macau

Founded in 1981, the University of Macau (UM) is the only internationalised public comprehensive university in Macao, with a modern governance model. 80 per cent of its faculty members are from outside Macao. With English as the main medium of instruction, the university is committed to producing creative and socially responsible graduates with a global mindset and international competitiveness.

Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (1)

About

History

The genesis of the University of Macau (UM) dates back to March 1981 when its predecessor, the private University of East Asia (UEA), was co-founded by Mr Wong King Keung, Mr Edward Woo Pak Hay, and Mr Peter Eng Yuk Lun, on a plot of land leased by the local government to Ricci Island West. The founding of UEA signified the beginning of modern higher education in Macao.

Education

  • 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

Research

Adopting a problem-oriented approach, UM devotes its resources to research areas that reflect the university’s strengths. At the same time, it actively establishes world-class research platforms to promote interdisciplinary research, especially collaboration between liberal arts fields and science fields, in order to gain a leadership status and an international reputation in these fields. UM also encourages entrepreneurship and knowledge transfer in order to enhance the social impact of its research. UMTEC Limited and Zhuhai UM Science & Technology Research Institute vigorously support industry-academia collaboration and actively promote commercialisation of research results and cultivation of new industries.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
367 20
2020
387 56
2019
443
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
601
2019
601 -100
2018
501
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
301 50
2019
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
575 37
2019
612
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The University of Macau Student Union (UMSU) is a social organization with independent legal personality established under the laws of Macau. All graduate and undergraduate students of our school are members of the association. In the spirit of democratic self-government, the Association promotes the development of students ' "benevolence, righteousness, courtesy, knowledge, and trust" ; the Association serves as a bridge between the school and the students to cultivate their unity and sense of belonging to the University of Macau. 

Housing services

There are ten residential colleges (RCs) on the campus. Students from different majors and backgrounds and in different years of study are arranged to live in the same RCs. Such a living arrangement enables the students to organise and participate in various kinds of activities together; to receive education outside of the classroom and achieve well-rounded development; and to grow into exemplary graduates with a cross-cultural perspective, a strong sense of social responsibility, good communication skills, and team spirit.

Library services

The University of Macau Library holds a collection of over 9 million pieces/items, which includes about 730,000 books, 6,000 titles of periodicals, 24,000 rare books, 27,000 items of AV materials, 1,000 paintings/antiques, 3,000 items of archival collections and 5,000 rolls of microfilms, 260 e-databases, 600,000 e-books, 8,500,000 e-theses, 4,000 titles of e-newspapers.

Medical services

The Office of Health, Safety and Environmental Affairs (HSEO) is providing a safe, healthy and sustainable campus environment and in enhancing the health, safety and environmental awareness of UM members.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in the east of Hengqin island, Guangdong province, on a piece of land rented by the Macao SAR government, the campus is separated from Taipa by a river, with the lush Hengqin Hill serving as a beautiful backdrop. It covers 1.09 km2, with a gross floor area of 820,000m2 and more than 60 buildings. It can accommodate more than 10,000 students. Faculty, students, visitors, and Macao residents can enter and exit the campus conveniently through the underwater tunnel at any time of the day without going through immigration clearance.

Sports facilities

  • Activity Room
  • Archery Range
  • Badminton Hall
  • Basketball Courts 
  • Beach Court 
  • Bouldering Wall
  • Changing Rooms 
  • Dance Room 
  • Fitness Room 
  • Lawn Bowling Green
  • Lockers 
  • Mini Artificial Turf Soccer Pitch 
  • Mini Fitness Room (N1)
  • Multi-purpose Room 
  • Sauna Rooms
  • Sport Climbing Wall 
  • Sports Pavilion
  • Squash Court 
  • Swimming Pool 
  • Table Tennis Room
  • Tennis Courts 
  • Training Hall 
  • UM Stadium (Managed by Sports Bureau) 

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I think my study journey is like a stock market.

Study and Research in Biomedical Sciences, Macau
CHE WENG IAN rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi, everyone! I am a senior biomedical sciences student at the University of Macau. I have had a very fruitful undergraduate study. Umac gives me a lots of opportunities to explore myself. I have incubated cancer cells, done animal experiences, discovered potential lead compounds, founded s student association of health sciences and used to study abroad in the USA. The...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The university isn't hard. Most of the professors are 'inbreed' previous students and it's courses and exams are too easy. The overall experience of living in china for half a year is priceless.s

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