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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

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首屆新語文學與早期中國研究國際研討會今日澳大舉行
UM to hold international conference on new philology and the study of early China today

由澳門大學、武漢大學、香港城市大學和美國佛羅里達大學合辦的“首屆新語文學與早期中國研究國際研討會”將於今(20)日在澳大舉行,吸引20多名來自法國...

20 Jun 2016

Introduction


As a core discipline of the humanities, we pursue the perennial questions essential to 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.

Features


  • Our unit offers a rigorous core curriculum in philosophy and religious studies that attracts students from different disciplines.
  • The unit offers a minor and a PhD program. Our research-intensive PhD program has been highly successful in attracting students from top universities in the region and globally. The program currently has a 100% placement record of PhD graduates.
  • We have taken on a leadership role in university-wide GE education, specifically in the areas of ethics, values, and Asian cultures.

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Features

Activities


  • The unit regularly organizes high-profile international lecture series and conferences, for instance by hosting the biennial Hong Kong-Singapore-Macau Symposium on Chinese Philosophy.
  • We actively promote academic cooperation and student exchange with selected international partner institutions.
  • We have been serving the local community by delivering talks and organizing workshops at high schools and in museums.
  • We organize film series, host philosophy café sessions and work with faith-related organizations (e.g. by offering “Exemplar Reasoning” sessions).

RECENT ACTIVITIES

Activities

Research


The Programme is one of the most research-active and internationally visible units at the University of Macau. Areas of research focus include Chinese and Comparative Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Social and Political Thought as well as Philosophy of Mind and Cognition.

Faculty members are on the editorial boards of a number of international journals and have taken on leadership roles in such professional organizations as the Academie du Midi, the Templeton Cluster Group on Religious Diversity, the Karl Jaspers Society, and the European Society for the Philosophy of Religion.

OUR PEOPLE

Research