UM Swimming Team sent 4 female and 1 male students to participate in the “17th All China University Swimming Championship” in Ganzhou, China from 17-23 Nov, 2017.

All five UM students were required to participate in the Advanced Level (Category A). CHEN WANHENG finished with 36.22 seconds and got a 6th runner-up in the Women’s 50M Breaststroke (Category A). In addition, CHEONG CHOU HEI received the Sports Ethics Award.

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Office of Sports Affairs

Three members of the University of Macau (UM) English Public Speaking Team recently won five prizes in the university category at the 16th Macao-wide English Speech Contest and the 23rd ‘21st century Cup’ National English Speaking Competition Macao Regional Contest. Lau Kak Chi, a first-year student from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and a member of Shiu Pong College, won the championship and the Best Impromptu Speaker Award. Wong Weng Lam, a fourth-year student from the Faculty of Education, who is also a member of the Honours College and the Stanley Ho East Asia College, won the second prize and the Best Manner Award. Liang Xiaojing, a second-year student from the Faculty of Social Sciences and a member of Shiu Pong College, won a merit award.

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“2017 Macau Open International Taekwondo Championships” was organized by Macau Taekwondo Association (MTA), and it has been held on 28-30 Oct. UM Taekwondo Team sent one team member, Tam Chi Kin (FSS/CYTC) to participate in the fighting competition.

Source: Office of Sports Affairs

The University of Macau (UM) English Debating Team and Public Speaking Team recently participated in the 2017 Public Speaking and Debating Contest for Universities from Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Macao, which was organised by Fudan University.

Two members of the UM Debating Team, namely Hariharan Narayanan and Garrett Li, won the championship and the second prize, respectively, at the debating section of the contest. Narayanan also won the Best Debater Award. Li Shanshan from the UM Public Speaking Team won the Best Pronunciation Award at the public speaking section of the contest.

The contest attracted students from UM, Fudan University, East China University of Science and Technology, East China Normal University, East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, SHISU, and Tongji University.

Source: Student Affairs Office

Four students from the University of Macau (UM) Martial Arts Team recently won three gold medals at a national inter-varsity martial arts tournament held in Loudi, Hunan province. The competition attracted 894 contestants from 88 universities in China.

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Members of the Sixth Legislative Assembly of Macau took their oath of office today (16 October).

FSS is honored to congratulate Prof. Agnes Lam, Associate Professor of Department of Communication, and other UM members on their inauguration as Legislative Assembly members.


UM staff:

.Department of Communication Associate Professor Agnes Lam

.Rector’s Office Director Lao Chi Ngai

.Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming Director Fong Ka Chio

.Faculty of Law Assistant Dean Iau Teng Pio

UM alumni

.José Pereira Coutinho

.Au Kam San

.Becky Song

.Vong Hin Fai

.Chan Hong

.Chan Wa Keong

Five athletes from the University of Macau (UM) recently received outstanding athlete awards at the Macao Outstanding Athlete Voting 2017. The recipients of the Macao Outstanding Athlete Award are UM Swimming Team members Lei On Kei and Chao Man Hou, UM Basketball Team member Lai Ka Tong, and alumnus and local footballer Pang Chi Hang. UM freshman Lin Sizuang received an Outstanding Junior Athlete Award. Lei also received the gold award in the Most Popular Athletes category. The Macao University 3×3 Basketball Team formed by Lai and another UM student Sou Wa Chak both received the Outstanding Merit Award. In addition, the UM alumnus and football coach Tam Iao San received the silver award in the Outstanding Coaches category. The voting was co-organised by the Sports Bureau and Macao Sports Weekly.

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兩年一度的“澳門傑出運動員選舉”由體育局及澳門體育週報合辦,其目的旨在表彰及嘉許過去兩年曾為澳門在各地的國際賽事中屢獲殊榮,為澳門增光的運動員。今屆“澳門傑出運動員選舉”設“傑出運動員”、“傑出青少年運動員”、“傑出運動組合”、“最受歡迎運動員”、“傑出教練員”及“傑出嘉許獎” 獎項。


Communications Office, University of Macau

A product named ‘Golden Wound Dressing’ developed by an entrepreneurial team in Chinese medical sciences from the University of Macau (UM) won a gold award at the Third China College Students’ ‘Internet+’ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition. Zhang Zhe, a representative of the UM team, along with the representatives of other winning teams, was received by China’s Vice Premier Liu Yandong. During the meeting, Zhang told Liu about the team’s business plan to develop Chinese medicine.

This year’s competition attracted a total of 370,000 teams formed by more than 1.5 million university students. The UM team was formed by four master’s students, namely Zhang Zhe from the Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences (ICMS), who is also the team captain; Wu Tong from the Faculty of Business Administration; Fang Rui’an from the Faculty of Law; and Ma Baoyuan from the Faculty of Social Sciences. Their supervisor is Assistant Professor Wang Chunming from the State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine (SKL-QRCM). Their entrepreneurial advisor is Dr Wang Minchuan, an external member. The product is a new type of wound dressing. It is based on the findings of Wang Chunming’s research team from the SKL-QRCM. By integrating the healing properties of traditional Chinese medicine with cutting-edge nanofabricating technology, the research team successfully endowed the biomaterial with favourable physical properties, such as fluid absorption capacity, and proved its biological effects, such as the promotion of haemostasis, cell proliferation, and eventually wound healing, in a series of studies. Certain polysaccharide components are proven to be essential in the healing properties of this dressing material. The team earlier won the championship at the Bank of China Trophy One Million Dollar Macao Regional Entrepreneurship Competition and an excellence prize at the national final of the One Million Dollar International Entrepreneurship Competition. The awards are testament to the entrepreneurial skills of UM students.

Established in 2002, the ICMS attaches great importance to nurturing students with independent thinking and innovation skills. Over the past 15 years, students from the ICMS have won first prizes four times and second prizes five times at the Challenge Cup, as well as a second prize at the HKUST One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition 2016. The ICMS was also the only institution from Macao to win an award at the China Adolescents Science and Technology Invention Contest 2014. Many ICMS graduates are now working in companies in the field of medical technology in China and abroad. Wang Yitao, director of the ICMS and SKL-QRCM, says that winning a gold award at the Third China College Students’ ‘Internet+’ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition is encouraging news and will create better conditions for students to transfer their research results. He adds that the institute will continue to produce more innovative and interdisciplinary professionals in Chinese medicine, which is in line with the goal of the state-key lab to promote Chinese medical sciences and the development of health products.

Source: Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences

Two University of Macau (UM) students won three gold, two silver, and two bronze medals at the 13th National Student Sports Game. The two students are Chao Man Hou, a fourth-year student from the Faculty of Social Sciences; and Lei On Kei, a postgraduate student from the Faculty of Education.

On the first day of the competition, Chao and Lei each won a gold medal, in the men’s 100-metre breaststroke category and the women’s 100-metre breaststroke category, respectively. Chao then won another gold medal in the men’s 200-metre breaststroke category, as well as a silver medal in the men’s 50-metre breaststroke category on the last day of the event.

In addition to a gold medal, Lei also won a bronze medal in the women’s 50-metre breaststroke category, as well as a silver medal and another bronze medal.


Source & Photo: Happy Macao

Two University of Macau (UM) students recently each won a gold medal in the 13th National Student Sports Game. The two students are Chao Man Hou, a fourth-year student from the Faculty of Social Sciences; and Lei On Kei, a postgraduate student from the Faculty of Education.

Chao finished first in the men’s 100-metre breaststroke category in 1:03.21 and won the first gold medal for Macao in the competition, while Lei finished first in the women’s 100-metre breaststroke category in 1:12.27 and won the second gold medal for Macao.

Chao appreciates the support of his teammates, saying that he is very happy to win a medal in a national competition even though the finishing time is not his best record. Lei is happy to equalise her best record, adding that there is still room for improvement and she will work hard to prepare herself for the Asian Games to be held in Jakarta in 2018.

Source: Office of Sports Affairs