FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1981
Around 10,000 Students
The University of Macau (UM) was founded in 1981. Its predecessor was the private University of East Asia. Through 37 years of development, UM is now not only the best university, but also the only public comprehensive university, in Macao. Over the years, the university has produced many outstanding graduates for society.
The UM community currently consists of more than 10,029 students, including 6,767 undergraduates and 3,262 postgraduates. Through its various faculties and institutes, namely the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science and Technology, the Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, the Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, the Institute of Collaborative Innovation, and Honours College, the university offers high-quality academic programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels that are distinctive and cover a variety of fields, including literature, language, business administration, marketing, accounting, finance, international integrated resort management, science, education, biomedical sciences, law, history, economics, psychology, sociology, communication, engineering, computer sciences, and Chinese medical sciences.
The academic programmes adopt a credit system and a collegiate system, with equal emphasis on Chinese, English, and Portuguese. There are more than 130 degree programmes at bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, with some programmes, such as those in English, Portuguese, Chinese, microelectronics, and Chinese medical sciences, being particularly strong. English is the main medium of instruction, with some programmes being taught in Chinese or Portuguese.
UM is committed to producing versatile and creative graduates with a global outlook, including bilingual language professionals proficient in Chinese and Portuguese, professionals in the Chinese history and culture, in data sciences, in innovative entrepreneurship, in physics, chemistry, and biomedical sciences. Over the years, UM graduates have found employment in various industries. UM attaches great importance to training high-calibre professionals. The UM Macao Talent Programme was launched precisely for this purpose—to promote the sustainable development of postgraduate education and international academic collaboration.
UM is ranked among the Top 400 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018, No.62 in the Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2018, and No. 60 in the the Young University Rankings. Its place in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings is also rising steadily to No 443 in 2019.