Yonghua Song, rector of the University of Macau (UM), attended the University Alliance of the Silk Road Forum 2023, where presidents, experts, and scholars from 55 universities around the world discussed the development and innovation of higher education in the context of the new technological revolution. In his speech titled ‘Talent Cultivation Innovation of Higher Education in the Digital Era’, Song shared his views on the changes and future development of higher education in the context of the digital era, as well as UM’s exploratory and practical experiences.
In addition, Song led a delegation to visit Xi’an Jiaotong University and Northwestern Polytechnical University. At Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), the UM delegation met and exchanged views with Wang Shuguo, president of XJTU. The two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in student exchange, the Ten Thousand Talent Programme, and college activities, and explore cooperation opportunities in various disciplines, especially in engineering. During their visit to Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), the UM delegation was warmly received by Song Baowei, president of NPU. The two sides had in-depth discussions on strengthening academic exchanges and research collaboration in engineering.