MPI’s publication Macao People’s Resistance War Won the Ministry of Education’s 8th Award for Outstanding Scientific Research Achievements of Higher Education Institutions (The Humanities and Social Sciences)
In the 8th Award for Outstanding Scientific Research Achievements of Higher Education Institutions (The Humanities and Social Sciences) organized by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the book Macao People’s Resistance War published by the Centre of Sino-Western Cultural Studies of Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) won in the category of “Popular Reading”. It is the first time for a Macao higher education institute to win in this category of the national award. Among more than 1,500 award-winning achievements nationwide, there are only 20 winners for the “Popular Reading” category, which shows that the research level of MPI has been recognized by academia and national authority.
In order to deepen the understanding of the latest theories and practices of public administration reform, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (ESCHS) of Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) held an online conference on ‘Theory and Practice of Reform on Public Administration’ on November 27th, 2020. The four topics of the conference were digital government, organizational change, civil service system and cross-sector cooperation. Experts and scholars of well-known institutions of higher education from Chinese mainland, including Peking University, the Party School of the Central Committee of C.P.C. (National Academy of Governance), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Chinese Public Administration Society, Sun Yat-Sen University, South China Normal University, Dalian University of Technology, and well-known scholars from Macao were invited to attend the conference.
MPI teachers of Social Work Programme visited Zhuhai Hengqin and Guangzhou to explore the development in the Greater Bay Area
A group of seven faculty members from the Bachelor of Social Work Degree Programme at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI), led by the Director Prof. Lam Fat Iam, and programme coordinator, Mr. Lau Ping Kuen, visited the Greater Bay Area on 18 and 19 November. The delegation visited the Integrated Service Centre of the General Union of Neighbourhood Associations of Macao in Hengqin, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC), Guangdong Professional Social Workers Associations and other units to explore the development of community service in the Greater Bay Area, to expand cooperation in the field of social work education, and to promote academic exchanges.
MPI Online Lectures on “Physical and Mental Adjustment during the Pandemic” to Bring Positive Energy
The MPI online lectures on “Physical and Mental Adjustment during the Pandemic” were successfully held on 14 and 18 May. The lectures “Physical and Mental Health Maintenance” and “Intimate Relationships Maintenance” were individually conducted by two assistant coordinators of the MPI Social Work programme, Lee Wai Lun and Lau Ping Kuen. The lectures aim to help Macao citizens to develop positive thinking and attitudes towards the challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic and life.
【Fighting Pandemic Together】 Free Online “Macao Cultural Heritage Specialist Training” from Macao Polytechnic Institute
Due to the pandemic development, Macao Polytechnic Institute, which is eminent in the teaching and research of Macao humanities and social science, offers free online “Macao Cultural Heritage Specialist Training” to the public. It can provide learning opportunities to all the Macao citizens and enhance the professionalism and competitiveness of the employees in the recreation and cultural creative industries, tourism and all walks of life.
The opening ceremony for students entering the Master of Public Administration (MPA) programme in 2017 was held at Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) at 10am on 9th September. The programme is jointly offered by the Chinese Academy of Governance and MPI with the support of the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau of the Macao SAR. Guests attending the ceremony included Professor Zhu Guoren, Director of the Department of Graduate Education of the Chinese Academy of Governance; Mr. Liu Dongsong, Deputy Director of the Training Centre of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR; Professor Lei Heong Iok, President of MPI and Ms. Lo Kin I, Deputy Director of the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau. In their officiating speeches, Professor Zhu, President Lei and Ms. Lo encouraged students to work very hard in their studies and research. They expressed their hopes for students to excel as public administration professionals and contribute their expertise to the Macao SAR.
More than 30 teachers and students from several universities, including the Communication University of China (CUC), visited the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) on 22 May for a cultural exchange and academic sharing session. Professor Lu Jingchao, member of the national committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the Dean of the School of Presentation Art of CUC, chaired a session entitled ‘The Beauty of Recitation’. Students from CUC also put on a wonderful recitation and clapper talk - tongue twister performance, receiving rounds of applause from a hundred teachers and students who were enchanted by this superb demonstration of prose and sound.
MPI’s Bachelor of Social Work Programme Passed Learning Programme Review by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ)
As a result, HKCAAVQ also concluded that MPI has an established management structure and processes, and also has a quality assurance system to manage and continuously review the operation of the BSW programme. Supported by adequate financial and physical resources, the Programme has clear objectives and learning outcomes, which are aligned with the admission requirements and the approaches used for teaching and learning, and student assessment. It was demonstrated that the BSW programme is comparable to a Bachelor’s degree programme pitched at the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (HKQF) Level 5.
Recent days have witnessed the appointments of several scholars by the Macao Polytechnic Institute as leaders for its academic units. These appointments are lending strong evidence to MPI's long-term commitments towards its guiding principle of 'operating the institute by scholars'.
To foster higher education cooperation between Taiwan and Macao the Chinese Culture University (CCU) will offer its “Master of Government Management” in Macao, in collaboration with Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI). The programme press conference was held recently in MPI. Through offering this programme CCU and MPI will provide MPI and Macao students opportunities for further study,and to cultivate their public administration talents, enable more mobility of talent, and further contribute to the social and economic development of Macao.
Social Welfare Bureau Scholarship to Support Outstanding Students