Message from the President
W e l c o m e t o t h e M a c a o P o l y t e c h n i c I n s t i t u t e w e b s i t e !
Founded in 1991, we are a public, multi-disciplinary, application-based institution of higher learning. Since the handover in 1999, fully supported by the Macao SAR government and the community, we have developed substantially and kept abreast of the times. Once an institute which only offered evening training courses, awarded higher diplomas and was always lack of students, it now comprises six schools, one seniors academy, six research centers, eighteen bachelor degree programmes, eight joint master’s degree programmes and two joint PhD programmes. Each year, we’ve drawn the most applicants among all the local tertiary institutions. 90% of our graduates have either pursued further studies or been successfully hired and received very positive feedback from the employers. While striving to achieve international standards in teaching and learning, building an e-campus, ensuring administrative compliance with the law and sound research management, we stand firm in Macao with a new spirit.
To follow the guideline of carrying forward the tradition of integration of Chinese and Western culture, with “knowledge, expertise, global vision” as our motto, we have spared no efforts in unleashing our advantage in Portuguese teaching to enhance Macao’s role as a platform for communication between China and Portuguese speaking countries. Last year, I was awarded the title of academician of the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon and honorary doctorate from the University of Lisbon. Such personal honor is in nature testimonial of the Institute’s efforts in promoting Portuguese and its contributions to building closer ties between China and Portuguese speaking countries.
Despite the happiness of receiving such honor, we are not complacent. In the year to come, we will continue to work in cooperation with the Macao SAR Government in the implementation of policy objectives. We will make revisions on the Macao Polytechnic Institute Charter according to the new Higher Education Law of Macao, and make full preparation for the coming academic accreditation on institutional, school and program levels, in order to make the Institute a world class comprehensive institution of higher learning. Rooted in Macao, we strive to train more talents to serve the local community.
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