Prof Hong Gang Jin, dean of the University of Macau’s (UM) Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH), and Prof Maria Fernanda Costa, head of UM’s Department of Portuguese, recently visited Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) and Zhejiang International Studies University (ZISU) to explore opportunities for collaboration in Portuguese language education and research. UM and the two universities have undertaken to sign collaboration agreements on academic exchange in the field.
UM’s delegation was received by Prof Yu Man, director of SISU’s School of European and Latin American Studies; Prof Catarina Xu, director of SISU’s Department of Portuguese; Prof Xu Yueming, deputy dean of ZISU’s School of European Languages and Cultures; and Lu Chunhui, a senior instructor of ZISU’s Department of Portuguese.
Members of UM’s delegation and representatives of SISU and ZISU exchanged ideas on student exchange, research collaboration, and academic conferences. Both mainland universities agree to strengthen collaboration with UM in the three areas, and have expressed interest in sending third-year students from their Portuguese programmes to UM for academic exchange. Prof Jin proposed establishing a platform for academic exchange and research collaboration, with the assistance of faculty members from both parties. During the meeting, Prof Jin and Prof Costa also shared information with the two universities about UM’s Department of Portuguese, including its plan to offer new master’s degree programme and PhD programme in Portuguese. Lastly, UM’s delegation members invited SISU and ZISU to participate in the forthcoming International Conference on Teaching and Learning Portuguese as a Second Language, to be held by UM’s Department of Portuguese in April 2016.
The FAH and the two universities have undertaken to sign collaboration agreements on Portuguese language education and research, which is of great importance. UM hopes to build up long-term collaboration relationships with more universities, in order to create a better environment for Portuguese teaching and learning, and to continue to make contributions to the development of Portuguese language education in Macao and mainland China.
澳門大學人文學院院長靳洪剛教授與葡文系主任Maria Fernanda Costa教授日前參訪上海外國語大學和浙江外國語學院的葡文專業，擴展澳大與中國內地高等院校在葡語研習方面的交流機會，開展簽訂相關合作協議的程序。
此行獲上海外國語大學西方語系主任于漫和葡語教研室主任徐亦行，以及浙江外國語學院西方語言文化學院副院長徐月明和葡語系導師盧春暉接待。兩所院校在會談期間均表示全力支持與澳大交流和合作，以及有意將3年級葡語本科生送往澳大作交換生學習葡語。學術交流方面，靳洪剛向兩校負責人提出：透過聯合雙方教學人員的研究力量，建立研究合作及教學交流平台，加強雙方院校的科研發展。另外，靳洪剛與Maria Fernanda Costa分享了澳大葡文系的課程資訊，如即將設立相關的碩士及博士學位課程。最後，靳洪剛代表澳大邀請對方院校參加明年4月澳大葡文系舉辦“葡語為二語＂國際研討會。
FAH Dean Hong Gang Jin and Department of Portuguese Head Maria Fernanda Costa visit Zhejiang International Studies University
FAH Dean Hong Gang Jin and Department of Portuguese Head Maria Fernanda Costa visit Shanghai International Studies University