The Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) of the University of Macau (UM) held the first lecture and orientation of the academic year 2020/2021 for undergraduate and postgraduate freshmen on today and yesterday (3 Sep and 4 Sep). More than 210 undergraduates, 120 postgraduate students and professors joined this event together to welcome a new academic year. In response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, FST launched the first lecture with both online and offline platforms. In order to make students easier to ask questions and let them feel a warm and sincere welcome of the Faculty, Dean of FST Prof. Cheng-Zhong Xu, the Associate Deans and Assistant Deans visited every classrooms where students were located to answer their questions, while reminding them to well manage time at UM to prepare for a successful life in the future.

Dean Xu encouraged undergraduate freshmen to learn how to study independently and to plan for their future wisely, and inspire them to participate more into exchange activities, enrich their knowledge by exploring the world. Besides, he also advised new postgraduate students that postgraduate year is a period of personal growth and professional development that equip them for life, while learning new knowledge, Dean Xu shared that students should also have both independent and creative thinking so as to develop them professional skills and competitiveness.

When giving the first lecture, Dean Xu introduced the history and achievements of the Faculty. He shared that UM has achieved important breakthroughs in scientific research in recent years. Under the research strategy of “3+3+3” of the University, FST have cooperated with different universities and institutions within Greater Bay Area, including signing cooperation agreements and establishing joint laboratories. It is expected to integrate into the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and cultivate talents for local community and the Greater Bay Area. To better support the development of science and technology and promote the transformation of scientific achievements, FST has joined the establishment of Centre for Regional Oceans and Centre for Applied Mathematics.  In the future, the Faculty will keep on researching the cutting-edge technologies such as 5G communications, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and automatic driving, so as to enhance the competitiveness of UM and promote local development of scientific research and the Greater Bay Area. The ‘3+3+3’ model refers to UM’s three state key laboratories (for integrated circuits, Chinese medical sciences, and Internet of Things for smart cities, respectively ), three new key research areas (precision medicine for cancer treatment, advanced materials, and regional oceanography), three interdisciplinary research fields (artificial intelligence, cognitive and brain science, and data science).

Classes for the new academic year will begin on Monday (7 Sep). The first lecture and orientation this year allowed new students to have a greater understanding of UM and the Faculty, it assisted them to adapt to university life, and prepared for their new chapter in life.

澳大科技學院於今天及昨天 (3 及 4日) 舉行了2020/2021學年學院第一講及迎新會,與超過210名本科、120名碩士新生及教授共聚一堂迎接新學年。因應疫情發展,科技學院以線上線下形式向新生展開了第一堂課。為了令學生感受到學院誠摯的歡迎及更好地發問,科技學院院長須成忠教授、副院長及助理院長等人親自前往學生所在的每一個教室解答他們的問題,同時也寄語學生好好把握在澳大的時光,為實現成功的人生做準備。

院長須成忠教授勉勵本科學生在努力不懈地求學同時,更應懂得獨立處事及早規劃未來。希望學生不忘放眼世界,積極參與交流活動,增廣見聞。另一方面也寄語碩士生,碩士是一段對個人成長和職業發展都終生受用的經歷。在承接新知識的同時,更應學會獨立思考和創新,加強自身專業能力及競爭力。

迎新會上,須院長介紹科技學院多年歷史及研究成果,並表示近年來澳大在科研上屢獲突破,在「3+3+3」戰略佈局下,科技學院與大灣區內院校大學及機構展開了不同的合作關係,包括簽訂合作協議及成立聯合實驗室,期望融入粵港澳大灣區的發展並合為灣區培養人才。為更好地支持科技發展及推動成果轉化,學院積極參與建設區域海洋研究中心、應用數學研究中心。未來,學院也將繼續積極研究5G通信、雲計算、人工智慧、無人駕駛等前沿技術,以提升澳大的競爭力及促進澳門及大灣區的的科研發展。澳大的「3+3+3」戰略研究佈局包括三間國家重點實驗室(集成電路、中醫藥和智慧城市物聯網)、三個重點發展方向(腫瘤精準醫療、先進材料和區域海洋研究)、三個跨學科交叉領域(人工智能、認知與腦科學和數據科學)。

澳大新學年將於下周一(7日)正式開始上課。期望本年度學院第一講及迎新會能幫助學生了解澳大及科技學院,適應大學生活,為展開人生新篇章作好準備。

The first lecture and orientation
of the academic year 2020/2021
2020/2021學年學院第一講及迎新會

Dean of FST Prof. Cheng-Zhong Xu, the Associate
Deans and Assistant Deans visited every classrooms where
students were located to answer their questions
科技學院院長須成忠教授、副院長及助理院長等人
親自前往學生所在的每一個教室解答他們的問題

The lecture allows new students to have greater understanding
of UM and the Faculty, assist them to adapt to university life
助學生了解澳大及科技學院,適應大學生活