Message from the President

Welcome to the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) website!

Founded in 1991, we are a public, multi-disciplinary, application-based institution of higher learning. Since the handover in 1999, with “knowledge, expertise, global vision” as our motto, we have adhered to the Macao SAR government’s guideline of carrying forward the integration of Chinese and Western cultural traditions. Painstaking efforts have been made in unleashing our advantages in Portuguese teaching to enhance Macao’s role as a platform for communication between China and Portuguese-speaking countries. A couple of years ago, I was awarded the title of academician of the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon and honorary doctorate from the University of Lisbon, which in nature is a testimonial of the Institute’s efforts in promoting Portuguese and its contributions to building closer ties between China and Portuguese-speaking countries.

In response to the SAR Government’s higher education policy of promoting academic accreditation, we invited UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) to conduct an Institutional Review in 2013. In February 2014, QAA announced on its website that MPI has received a Judgement of “confidence”, the highest rating given by the QAA. This is the first internationally recognised institutional review ever undertaken by a higher education institution in Macao. QAA has commended MPI’s academic standards, quality of learning opportunities, information about learning opportunities, and enhancement of learning quality, thus demonstrating that MPI meets international standards.

The achievements have been made possible thanks to the support and trust of the SAR Government, the community, our staff, students and parents. We will continue to implement the Government’s policies and higher education planning as well as adhere to QAA’s rigorous standards in terms of curriculum design, teaching materials, pedagogy, research performance, management etc. Following this Institutional Review, MPI’s engagement in programme validation will be further intensified. Since 2011 several of our academic programmes have already been professionally validated. Examples include the computing programme validated by the UK Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the e-Commerce programme by the US Institute of Certified E-Commerce Consultants, and the Accounting programme by the CPA Australia and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK. In the future we will continue our endeavour to ensure all the programmes are academically validated, optimising the education provision in anticipation of our students graduating with “knowledge, expertise and global vision”.

Again, welcome to browse through our website or, better yet, visit us on our nice little campus.

Prof. Lei Heong Iok