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City University of Macau, formerly known as University of East Asia which was established in 1981, was renamed in 2011 and has adopted the development strategy of “Rename, Restructure, Transform, and Upgrade”.  The University pursues the path of a metropolitan university and integrates with urban lives, achieving excellence in humanities, art, business, commerce, new engineering and social science.  It strives to realize its mission and fulfill its social responsibility of “Rooted in Macau and Serving the Greater Bay Area”.  Guided by the motto of “Virtue, Knowledge, Practice” and leveraging the integrated development of higher education in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the University is dedicated to nurturing practical talent for Macao and the region and keeping up its efforts in providing intelligence support intelligence support to urban and social development.

The City University of Macau now has nearly 6000 students.  It has set up 10 faculties/schools and offers 9 Bachelor’s Degree programs, 16 Master’s Degree programs and 12 Doctoral Degree programs, including nearly 40 Chinese and English programs.  The University adopts a “five in one” learning model featuring “international learning”, “experimental learning”, “cross cultural learning”, “peer learning” and “value-added learning”.  It strives to enhance the quality of teaching and takes the lead in offering programs with international accreditation.  Its Doctoral, Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree programs are the only programs in Macao accredited TedQual quality education by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

The University has set up 11 research institutes/centers with unique features, some being first or the only one of its kind in Macao.  They include the Institute for Research on Portuguese-speaking Countries, Institute of Analytical Psychology, Institute of Data Science, Ministry of Education Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences - Research Centre for Macau Social and Economic Development, “One Belt, One Road” Research Centre, Research Center for Arts Education, Asia-Pacific Business Research Centre, Foreign Language Education and Research Center, Institute of Macau Education Development, Institute of Tourism and Gaming and Institute of Economic Research etc.  The University has achieved outstanding research performance and its research teams are commissioned by institutions including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Macao Foundation, Macao Higher Education Bureau and Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute to conduct research projects.

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