Macau University of Science and Technology
Contact: Ms Vaness Zhang
Avenida Wai Long,Taipa, Macau
Tel: (853) 8897 2099
About Macau University of Science and Technology
Founded in 2000, Macau University of Science and Technology (M.U.S.T.) has rapidly developed into the largest multi-disciplinary university in Macao and is ranked among the Top 50 Universities in the Greater China. M.U.S.T. endeavors to educate students specialized in various fields, attaches equal importance to teaching and research, highlights quality of programs, and pursues excellence, and has continuously reached new heights in academic development. For eight consecutive years, M.U.S.T. is ranked among the Top 100 universities in the “Ranking of Top Universities in Greater China” released by Shanghai Ranking, and ranked 21st in 2018. The University sits on Taipa with a campus of 210,000m. The beautiful surroundings and convenient transport render it an ideal place for students to pursue higher education and carry out research.
Mission and Vision
Upholding the motto of “Dedication to practical studies, Enhancement of knowledge, Ability and Quality”, M.U.S.T. adheres to its mission, “To promote cultural exchange, nurture intellectual growth, foster economic development and further societal progress”. The University aligns closely with the needs of Macao and the rapid development of the motherland, draws on and incorporate experiences from world-class higher education institutions, creates and offers a great diversity of educational programs, and aims to cultivate high-quality talents, who are solid in theories, competitive in practice and innovation, proficient in Chinese and English, noble in character, admirable in morality, and adaptive in the context of a globalized economy. In the meantime, M.U.S.T. puts forth great efforts in conducting multi-disciplinary cutting-edge research, and strives to fulfill a leap and join the ranks of renowned universities in Asia-Pacific.
Faculties and Programs
Macao S.A.R. government has authorised M.U.S.T. to award academic degrees at doctoral, master and bachelor levels. To cater to different interests from different people, M.U.S.T. offers tens of programs that are conducted mainly in English, with some conducted either in Chinese, Portuguese or Spanish. In addition to local students, M.U.S.T. attracts a great many students from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Currently, there are more than 11,000 students enrolled at the University, including 3,377 master and doctoral students and 7,915 undergraduate students. As of today, M.U.S.T. owns the following faculties/departments: Faculty of Information Technology, School of Business, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Chinese Medicine, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Faculty of Humanities and Arts, Faculty of Health Sciences, University International College, School of Pharmacy and the Department of General Education, which provide a wide range of courses, including social sciences, science, law, management, business, medicine, pharmacy, tourism, art, communications and language. The University also has a School of Continuing Studies providing learning opportunities for adult in-service learners.
Faculty members and Research Development
The key to excellent education and extraordinary research is to have a knowledgeable, professional, experienced and internationalized faculty team. M.U.S.T. has hundreds of chair professors, professors, distinguished professors, associate professors and assistant professors. The majority of the academic and research staff have obtained PhD degrees and have either worked or studied in world-renowned institutions and universities. In addition, M.U.S.T. has invited a group of world-class specialists and experts to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses. These specialists include academicians from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Engineering, Academia Sinica in Taiwan, United States National Academy of Sciences, Highly Cited scholars and other top scholars. By teaching courses and supervising graduates, these outstanding scholars impart newest knowledge ,disseminate latest research findings, and introduce students to international horizons and diverse cultures.
Academic Exchange and International Cooperation
Internationalization has been an important momentum for M.U.S.T. It is also an important direction for M.U.S.T.’s future development. In terms of academic management, M.U.S.T. integrates the experience of world-renowned universities with specific Macau-based local, social and cultural characteristics, and establishes its own management principles and culture, model and framework, and mechanisms and procedures, which fit well with the University’s international outreach, and aims to become an international university with leading management standard. At present, M.U.S.T. has established multiple forms of partnerships with more than one hundred institutions in Europe, America, Australia, Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong in educational programs, academic research, personnel training, student exchanges and other areas. It has also become a member of the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) and the International Association of Universities (IAU). M.U.S.T. encourages students to engage in overseas exchange programs and has made available long-term, mid-term, short-term funding for outstanding students to study abroad. It also gives support to students to pursue further overseas studies or overseas employment in various ways, including helping students to seek further studies abroad through recommendations, etc.
Looking ahead, M.U.S.T. will continue to attach equal importance to teaching and research, attract talents from all fields, hold tight to the two key elements: “quality” and “innovation”, give full play to the advantage of a non-profit private university to continue to improve through excellent education and outstanding research, serving the society to fulfill its mission.