Message from the President

Welcome to the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) website!

Being a publicly-funded, multi-disciplinary, and practice-oriented tertiary academy, Macao Polytechnic Institute cherishes its long-held commitments to the love of the motherland and Macao. MPI continues to adhere to its motto of “knowledge, expertise, and global vision,” as well as the management philosophy of “small but beautiful, small but refined, nurturing high-caliber graduates”; in alignment with China's “Belt and Road” Initiative, particularly its grand vision of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and the development of “One Center, One Platform.” At MPI, we are dedicated to a student-centered approach, featuring notable strengths in our unique programs spanning such domains as Portuguese, gaming, computers, and English. At present, Macao Polytechnic Institute has established an extensive and sustained cooperation network with the Greater China regions, Portuguese-speaking countries, and English-speaking countries. Gradually, MPI has emerged as an important base for nurturing talents in Chinese and Portuguese, as well as in technological innovations. Our students in various disciplines have won numerous awards in regional and international competitions, thus bringing reputation and prestige to Macao.

For a long time, Macao Polytechnic Institute has emphasized the quality assurance system of teaching and learning, and we have cooperated with the Macao SAR government to promote institutional reviews. We have successfully invited many international authoritative accreditation agencies to conduct academic reviews, such as the UK Higher Education Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), with a view to continuously improving our operation and teaching quality. At the beginning of 2014, MPI passed the QAA evaluation of institutions with an acclaimed “Confidence” rating. It is the first institution of higher education in Macao and Asia to have passed such a review. At present, most of our programs at MPI have passed academic reviews from the British Engineering and Technology Society, CPA Australia, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the New Zealand University Academic Quality Assessment Bureau, the Portuguese Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Bureau, the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, the Taiwan Higher Education Evaluation Center, among many other authoritative academic review/professional organizations. Thus far, a multi-disciplinary, hierarchical and comprehensive international recognition system has now been firmly established.

With gracious support from the central state government and the Macao SAR government, MPI has continued to act as a platform for cooperation with Portuguese-speaking countries. The technological standards and research & development capabilities have continued to improve, and the science and technology sector has gradually reached the world-leading level. For example, the Sino-Portuguese machine translation laboratory is committed to promoting the core technologies of machine translation by establishing a world-leading database of the Sino-Portuguese corpus. The Center aspires to apply innovative technologies to solve language problems arising from cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao in the Greater Bay Area, and in the world beyond.

Looking to the future, Macao Polytechnic Institute strives to further highlight its distinctive academic programs, and contribute to the overall development of Macao. We are also resolved to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with the mainland. By forging strong relationships between Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao within the Greater Bay Area, we are joining efforts to build the region into an “International Innovation Center of Science and Technology”.

 

Prof. Im Sio Kei, Marcus