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Macau University of Science and Technology

Taipa, Macau
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About Macau University of Science and Technology

Founded in 2000, the Macau University of Science and Technology (M.U.S.T.) has grown steady-fast and with vigor. As the largest multi-disciplinary university in Macau, M.U.S.T. is ranked as the youngest among the Top 100 Universities in the cross-strait region1. Adopting the policy of according equal importance to teaching and research, pursuing excellence, so as to cultivate talent in diverse fields, M.U.S.T. encourages its staff to conduct cutting-edge research to new heights and international excellence. M.U.S.T. is situated on a land area of 210,000 square metres located in Taipa, Macau, the beautiful surroundings and convenient transport render it an ideal place for students to pursue academic education and engage in research.

Mission and Vision

Upholding the motto of “dedication to practical studies, and enhancement of knowledge, ability and quality”, M.U.S.T. adheres to its mission, “to promote cultural exchange, nurture intellectual growth, foster economic development, and further societal progress”. To fulfill the needs of Macau’s society and the rapid development of China, M.U.S.T. offers many and diverse quality educational programs by drawing on, and incorporating into its work, the experiences of world-class higher education institutions, aiming to cultivate talents that not only master fundamental theories and are highly competitive in practice, but also are innovative, bilingual, educated and ethical, and adaptive to the needs of globalization of science and technology and economy. At the same time, M.U.S.T. supports its academics in conducting multi-disciplinary and cutting-edge research, making efforts to leapfrog M.U.S.T. to join the family of renowned universities in the Asia-Pacific region.

Course Features and Teaching Methods
From MUST’s perspective, professional education and general education are both important. Guide by this principle, the University was the first in Macau to offer general education courses including humanities and social science, science and technology, arts and literature. The course curriculum is benchmarked to similar international courses and some programs are internationally and professionally accredited, which establish a solid basis for students to pursue advanced study abroad or enter into the international market. Basic professional knowledge, theory, skills and life-long learning abilities are consistently emphasized in the teaching methods and content. One important feature is that MUST is mindful of the importance of developing students’ bilingual and cross-cultural communication abilities, with many of its courses taught in English or English with Chinese. Further, MUST values the training and passing-on of wisdom, knowledge and skills from all over the world by inviting experts from the world to teach its undergraduate and postgraduate students. The performance of MUST’s graduates is excellent, both professionally and academically; many of them pursue advanced study with scholarships in world-reknowned universities and many gain employment in China, Hong Kong and Macau governments and well-known enterprises.

Academic and Teaching Staff
A crucial criteria in cultivating quality talent is to have knowledgeable, professional and experienced international staffs. Among its several hundred chair professors, professors, visiting professors, associate professors and assistant professors, many speak both Chinese and English and have obtained their PhD degrees and worked in world-class institutions such as Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, Cambridge University, Peking University, the University of Hong Kong etc. Such experience means that these academics and professionals not only teach students the most up-to-date knowledge, but also broaden their international vision. With regard to teaching facilities, MUST is equipped with very many modern lecture theatres, classrooms and seminar rooms, well-established laboratories, rich collections in the library, an Olympic-standard track and field stadium and gymnasium.

Academic Exchange and International Cooperation
At present, MUST has established many types of cooperation partnerships with close to one hundred institutions in China, Europe, America and Australia for educational programs, academic research, personnel training and student exchange. It is a member of the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) and the International Association of Universities (IAU). For academic exchange, MUST provides funding for outstanding students to study abroad.

Campus information

With regard to teaching facilities, M.U.S.T. not only owns a beautiful campus, but also has several modern teaching buildings, well-established laboratories, and rich collections in the library. M.U.S.T. advocates a tolerant, harmonious, professional and caring campus ethos to cultivate students with all-round development of their character. M.U.S.T. sets up the Mentor scheme to assist the freshmen in coping with problems in their new studies and life. By holding many forms of student society activities, M.U.S.T. encourages students to actively participate in extra-curricular activities so as to develop their organizational skills, improve their social and cognitive abilities, and broaden their knowledge spans. M.U.S.T. provides a diversity of facilities for students to engage in different kinds of colorful extra-curricular activities, for example, the establishment of a student center with multiple piano rooms, rehearsal rooms and multi-functional rooms that is open for students to use for free all year round. The Art Troupe offers students with a stage to show their artistic talent; it has also become a M.U.S.T. brandname in art and culture. The Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Planning helps students identify their personal strengths and expertise to excavate their own potential, establish a healthy, upright core value system in terms of career development, and enhance their competitiveness as well as planning and preparation to enter the labor market. The Student Affairs Office organizes visits, trips and community activities for students, and also encourages students to participate actively in various professional competitions locally and abroad. Based on students’ interests, the Student Affairs Office coordinates many kinds of training courses and provides them with guidance and counseling services as required.

There are convenience stores, bank centers, student restaurant, teaching restaurant, coffee corner, computer stores, physical development center, an Olympic-standard track and field stadium and gymnasium, indoor stadium and tennis courts facilities, providing conveniences for students to exercise and satisfy all their living needs. The University Hospital that is located in the campus provides 24-hour support services and handles the emergencies for students and staff. The Hospital has advanced equipment, and in addition to a local professional medical team, it also has a specialist team made up with experts from national, foreign, Hong Kong and other places. Additionally, M.U.S.T. is equipped with 24-hour security patrol in the campus and dormitory to protect the orderly campus environment.

In order to provide better studying, working and living conditions for staff and students, the construction of the fifth student dormitory building has broken ground, while the design chart for the new teaching block has been completed and presented to the government for assessment and approval. The new teaching block has several teaching kitchens, many classrooms and offices; such hardware facilities will help M.U.S.T. further improve its campus environment.

MUST is situated on a land area of 210,000 square metres; it is located in the scenic Macau island of Taipa, next to Macau international airport and numerous world-class hotels; the beautiful surroundings and convenient transport render it a perfect place for young students to pursue academic education and research.

Accommodation

Dormitories are located on campus and are divided into male and female dormitories. While the University strives to provide dormitory for freshmen students, the University can only confirm student’s preference on room types according to availability. All applications are processed on a first-come-first-served basis. The dormitory fee is approximately HKD 15,000 per year (4-person room).

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Applied and Pure Sciences 1 Business and Management 1 Computer Science and IT 1 English Language 1 Hotel Management & Hospitality 4 Mass Communication & Media 1

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