UM-RCF Philosophy Café returns, first session on Confucius

The University of Macau (UM) Philosophy and Religious Studies Programme and the Rui Cunha Foundation (RCF) will collaborate again to hold th...

25 Sep 2017


The Philosophy and Religious Studies Programme hosts Symposium on Chinese Philosophy

The Singapore-Hong Kong-Macau Symposium on Chinese Philosophy 2017 was held at the University of Macau on April 21-22, 2017. This annual sym...

12 May 2017


The Philosophy and Religious Studies Programme hosts International Conference on Critical and Systems Theory

On September 16-17, the Philosophy and Religious Studies Programme successfully hosted the international conference "Contemporary Perspectiv...

21 Sep 2016


UM to hold international conference on new philology and the study of early China today


20 Jun 2016

About the Programme

As a core discipline of the humanities, we pursue the perennial questions essential to all human beings. These range from questions regarding the relationship between justice and the good life to the nature of human cognition and the significance of beauty. We form a vibrant international community of faculty members and students connected through a shared commitment to the pursuit of wisdom through rigorous, passionate, careful, historically informed and innovative reasoning. Currently the Programme has a PhD programme and a minor programme.

PhD Programme Minor Programme

About the Programme


The Programme regularly hosts international conferences with renowned scholars from the region and abroad. The Programme also fosters activities like reading groups. In partnership with Fundação Rui Cunha, the Programme has been organizing the Philosophy Café every month to promote philosophy and religious studies among the wider Macao community.



Staff Expertise

Staff expertise includes Western philosophy (including social and political thought, phenomenology, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, and philosophy and literature), and Chinese intellectual and religious traditions (including early thoughts and beliefs, Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, popular religion, gender and religion, and modern and contemporary thought).


Staff Expertise