The University of Macau (UM) held an inauguration ceremony for the Cultural Building on 19 June. The Cultural Building houses the current Centre for Chinese History and Culture, Centre for Macau Studies, Confucius Institute, Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Teaching and Training Centre, Centre for Arts and Design, and Macao Base for Primary & Secondary Education in Humanities and Social Sciences.
Together, these centres and institutes are tasked with the mission to promote Chinese culture and cross-cultural communication as well as to support Macao’s effort to become a centre for cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the world.
Professor Chen Zhong, Deputy Director of the UM Confucius Institute and staff attended the Ceremony, and took the opportunity to introduce the new offices and classrooms of the Institute to the attending guests. The new site of the Institute consists of offices for the administrative and teaching staff, and for the Director and Deputy Director of the Institute.