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.
葡萄牙波爾圖大學副校長（合作及文化事務）Maria de Fátima Marinho教授率團參訪澳門大學，並與澳大副校長（研究）馬許願教授會談。雙方就彼此的教育理念、科研發展交流意見，並簽署研究合作與學術交流協議書，促進兩所大學在人文和科技，尤其是在葡語教學、健康科學及醫藥研究等領域的合作。
協議書簽署儀式在波爾圖大學醫學院院長Amélia Ferreira教授、生物醫學研究院院長António Sousa Pereira教授、生物醫學研究院副院長Luís Baldaia教授、工程學院教授及系統電腦工程科技研究院研究員Vladimiro Miranda教授、文學院教授及教授葡語為外語／第二語言碩士課程主任Isabel Margarida Duarte教授，以及澳大人文學院院長靳洪剛教授、健康科學學院副院長葛偉教授、科技學院副院長譚錦榮教授和中華醫藥研究院副院長葉德全教授的見證下，由Fátima Marinho教授與馬許願教授代表簽署。