University of Macau

4.4 out of 5 (31 ratings / 7 reviews) Macau, Macao (SAR)
Founded in 1981, the University of Macau (UM) is the only internationalised public comprehensive university in Macao, with a modern governance model. 80 per cent of its faculty members are from outside Macao. With English as the main medium of instruction, the university is committed to producing creative and socially responsible graduates with a global mindset and international competitiveness.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Journalism & Media (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

About

History

The genesis of the University of Macau (UM) dates back to March 1981 when its predecessor, the private University of East Asia (UEA), was co-founded by Mr Wong King Keung, Mr Edward Woo Pak Hay, and Mr Peter Eng Yuk Lun, on a plot of land leased by the local government to Ricci Island West. The founding of UEA signified the beginning of modern higher education in Macao.

Education

  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty of Business Administration
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Honours College

Research

Adopting a problem-oriented approach, UM devotes its resources to research areas that reflect the university’s strengths. At the same time, it actively establishes world-class research platforms to promote interdisciplinary research, especially collaboration between liberal arts fields and science fields, in order to gain a leadership status and an international reputation in these fields. UM also encourages entrepreneurship and knowledge transfer in order to enhance the social impact of its research. UMTEC Limited and Zhuhai UM Science & Technology Research Institute vigorously support industry-academia collaboration and actively promote commercialisation of research results and cultivation of new industries.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
201 100
2021
301
2020
301
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
322 45
2021
367 20
2020
387
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
401 200
2020
601
2019
601
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
505 70
2020
575
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The University of Macau Student Union (UMSU) is a social organization with independent legal personality established under the laws of Macau. All graduate and undergraduate students of our school are members of the association. In the spirit of democratic self-government, the Association promotes the development of students ' "benevolence, righteousness, courtesy, knowledge, and trust" ; the Association serves as a bridge between the school and the students to cultivate their unity and sense of belonging to the University of Macau. 

Housing services

There are ten residential colleges (RCs) on the campus. Students from different majors and backgrounds and in different years of study are arranged to live in the same RCs. Such a living arrangement enables the students to organise and participate in various kinds of activities together; to receive education outside of the classroom and achieve well-rounded development; and to grow into exemplary graduates with a cross-cultural perspective, a strong sense of social responsibility, good communication skills, and team spirit.

Library services

The University of Macau Library holds a collection of over 9 million pieces/items, which includes about 730,000 books, 6,000 titles of periodicals, 24,000 rare books, 27,000 items of AV materials, 1,000 paintings/antiques, 3,000 items of archival collections and 5,000 rolls of microfilms, 260 e-databases, 600,000 e-books, 8,500,000 e-theses, 4,000 titles of e-newspapers.

Medical services

The Office of Health, Safety and Environmental Affairs (HSEO) is providing a safe, healthy and sustainable campus environment and in enhancing the health, safety and environmental awareness of UM members.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in the east of Hengqin island, Guangdong province, on a piece of land rented by the Macao SAR government, the campus is separated from Taipa by a river, with the lush Hengqin Hill serving as a beautiful backdrop. It covers 1.09 km2, with a gross floor area of 820,000m2 and more than 60 buildings. It can accommodate more than 10,000 students. Faculty, students, visitors, and Macao residents can enter and exit the campus conveniently through the underwater tunnel at any time of the day without going through immigration clearance.

Sports facilities

  • Activity Room
  • Archery Range
  • Badminton Hall
  • Basketball Courts 
  • Beach Court 
  • Bouldering Wall
  • Changing Rooms 
  • Dance Room 
  • Fitness Room 
  • Lawn Bowling Green
  • Lockers 
  • Mini Artificial Turf Soccer Pitch 
  • Mini Fitness Room (N1)
  • Multi-purpose Room 
  • Sauna Rooms
  • Sport Climbing Wall 
  • Sports Pavilion
  • Squash Court 
  • Swimming Pool 
  • Table Tennis Room
  • Tennis Courts 
  • Training Hall 
  • UM Stadium (Managed by Sports Bureau) 

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University of Macau has provided students with a variety of funding and opportunities to new experiences, such as seminars, workshops, trainings, summer and semester exchanges. Professors and lecturers are mostly approachable and are willing to discuss with students on both academic performance as well as give career advices. The facilities there are relatively new and...

University of Macau
Provided by U-Multirank rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am studying in my university for the first year. Overall, I like my university and satisfied with the environment of my dormitory. The professors are kind and concerned about our studies.

Learn on UM
Provided by U-Multirank rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice to study, but not eating. The food doesn't taste good.

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