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Message from the President

Welcome to the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) website!

As a publicly-funded, multi-disciplinary, and practice-oriented higher education institution, Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) 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,” in alignment with China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Guangdong-Macao In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin, and the strategic role of Macao as “One Center, One Platform and One Base.” At MPI, we are dedicated to a student-centred approach, featuring notable strengths in our unique programmes spanning such domains as Portuguese, gaming, computers, and English. At present, MPI 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, MPI 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 Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), with a view to continuously improving our operation and teaching quality. At the beginning of 2014, MPI passed the QAA institutional review 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 programmes at MPI have passed academic reviews from the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the CPA Australia, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities, the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education of Portugal, the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan, 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 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 Chinese-Portuguese-English 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 laboratory 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, MPI strives to further highlight its distinctive academic programmes, 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 compose a new chapter in Hengqin’s in-depth cooperation between Guangdong and Macao!

Prof. Im Sio Kei, Marcus

President, Prof. Im Sio Kei, Marcus

 

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