The University of Macau (UM) rector argued in a statement issued today that ‘long-term cooperation with universities in Portuguese-speaking countries is an essential component of the institution’s global strategy’.
Yonghua Song’s statement was made at a meeting with the dean of the University of Lisbon, one of the Portuguese university institutions visited this week by a UM delegation.
During the meeting, the UM rector also said that the local public university ‘attached great importance to the development of a strategic partnership’ with the University of Lisbon.
At the meeting, both parties pledged to ‘strengthen cooperation’ in areas such as student and teacher research and exchange.
The Macau delegation also visited the University of Coimbra and with the Vice-Chancellor of the Portuguese university, Cristina Albuquerque, expressing in a meeting with Yonghua the ‘desire to strengthen cooperation with UM regarding the exchange of professors and students, the launching of conferences of two academic degrees and scientific research’.
In addition to visits to the University of Porto and the University of Minho, the UM delegation also held meetings with the Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, the Chinese Ambassador to Portugal and the head of the Macau Economic and Commercial Delegation in Lisbon.