IEEE ICEBE 2009 will be held in the Library (marked as I in campus map)
of University of Macau, Macao S.A.R. (please see the UM Campus Map).
The University of Macau is located in Taipa Island with three ocean bridges and a tunnel linked to Macau peninsula, which is bordered with Zhuhai city of Mainland China.
Take bus route 28A directly to University of Macau (Stop of New Century Hotel) (MOP4.2)
or take taxi (around MOP50-60).
Take bus route 30 directly to University of Macau (Stop of New Century Hotel) (MOP4.2) or
take taxi (around MOP40). or take taxi (around MOP50-60).
Take bus route MT1 or MT2 (available in specific time). Take taxi (MOP30-40).
The University of Macau (http://www.umac.mo) is a young university in rapid development.
Its genesis dates back to March 1981 when its predecessor, the University of East Asia (UEA), was founded by Ricci Island West Limited.
Privately owned and the first university in Macao, UEA was established with the assistance of the Government of Macao by a lease of land on
Taipa Island, signifying the beginning of modern tertiary education in Macao.
During the first few years after establishment, UEA mainly enrolled students from Hong Kong.
To meet the demand for local human resources during the transition period of Macao before its handover to China,
the then Macao-Portuguese Government entrusted the purchase of the University to the Macao Foundation in 1988.
Subsequent restructuring led to the establishment of the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Business Administration,
the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Technology and to the change of the duration of programmes from three-year to four-year.
The Faculties of Law and Education were established afterwards and English remained the main teaching medium.
In 1991, with the promulgation of a new University Charter, UEA was officially renamed the University of Macau,
and this new public institution made the nurturing of local Macao talent its prime objective.
After a new round of restructuring, the number of students increased greatly, from several hundred to today's more than six thousand
while the percentage of local students soared from 39% to 80%.
Twenty seven years of steady development has enabled the University of Macau to boast an integrated teaching system organized through five faculties, namely,
the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities,
and the Faculty of Science and Technology and, the Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences.
These academic units offer Doctoral, Master's, Bachelor's and Bacharelato (Higher Diploma) degree programs.
English remains the prevailing language in teaching while Chinese, Portuguese and Japanese are used for specialized programs.
Other academic units in the University include the English Language Centre, the Centre for Continuing Education,
the Centre for Pre-University Studies, and the Centre for Macau Studies.
The University has more than 360 faculty members, from countries all over the world and including the United Kingdom,
the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, Japan, the Chinese Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.
The teaching faculties have rich teaching experience and strong expertise, and some hold PhD degrees awarded by world-famous universities.
The University has always aimed for internationalization, balancing its emphasis on teaching and research.
It maintains close relationships with Chinese and overseas institutions, develops research projects with them through mutual cooperation,
and has achieved impressive research outputs.
The university's academic staff have published articles and papers in more than 100 international refereed academic journals
and made world class advances in a number of research areas.
The University plays an active part in many international university associations
and organizes international conferences of importance with the purpose of allowing the world's experience in higher education to be shared,
and so as to promote its own development in teaching and research.
Further, the University has provided the government and private institutions with research, development
and consulting services in education, economics, business and trade, public policy, science and technology, and engineering.
The Library of the University of Macau is the largest and most technologically advanced in the territory.
Currently, it houses more than 250,000 volumes. The depository of publications from international organizations, the Macao collection,
and ancient book collection are key features of the Library.
The library has also subscribed to over 24,000 e-journals and maintains a collection of more than 20,000 e-books.
To further progress towards digitization, the Library continues to increase online databases and full text databases.
Embracing the rapid development and wide application of new technologies, the University of Macau has pioneered the establishment of
a large campus-wide wireless network, covering all classrooms, offices, library and students' hostels.
Along with this network, 300 high-speed dial-up lines provided by the University enable students to access the Intranet
and Internet at home or in the dormitory, bringing great convenience to their study.
Since 1991, the University has established academic links and cooperation with more than 100 institutions of tertiary education in over 20 countries
and territories including the Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, Portugal and other European countries, Japan, Australia, and the United States.
The university holds membership of the International Association of Universities, the International Association of University Presidents,
the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific, and the Association of Portuguese-speaking Universities.
The student exchange programs established with its partners bring over 100 overseas students to the University every year.
In addition to the practice of enrolling students from the two special administrative regions and Taiwan,
since 2001 the University has been recruiting students from 25 provinces and cities on the Chinese Mainland.
As the largest and leading university in the Macao SAR, the University of Macau considers the provision of quality higher education in Macao one of its prime missions.
To fulfill future needs that may arise with the development of Territory, the University is carrying out its expansion plan by building new academic buildings,
laboratories, offices, research centers, and student activity centers. In curriculum development, the University will be offering more programs
in response to the needs of Macao society.
In celebration of its Silver Jubilee in 2006, the University of Macau embarked on a new drive for excellence in teaching and research.
While readying students and faculty to meet challenges of the new era, the University will redouble its efforts to assert itself
as an academic institution of international standing.
For more information about University of Macau, please browse the university website:
- Homepage: http://www.umac.mo
- More pictures: http://www.umac.mo/ipr/gallery.html
- Video about University of Macau: