The University of Macau (UM) Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) recently collaborated with United Nations University International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST, aka United Nations University Institute in Macau) to organize an in-house training programme for undergraduate students from Universities in China during Jan 17th to 21st.  The training programme is held on the UM campus in cooperation with the United Nations University Institute in Macau. The courses are taught by professors and scholars from both sides.

19 students are from Gengdan College, Beijing University of Technology, Jiangsu University, Jilin Agricultural University, Jinggangshan University, Lanzhou University, Nanchang University, Nanjing Tech University and Sanda University. The 5-day training is rich in content, covering big data innovation, China’s political and economic overview, regional economic and technological development, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations’ digital technology development, and the working conditions of the United Nations. We got positive feedback from students.

UNU-IIST is a formal unit under United Nations University (UNU) which is part of the UN family of organisations. UNU-IIST is a UN global think tank on Information Communication Technologies for Development. Dr. Jingbo HUANG, Director of UNU-IIST, said at the closing ceremony that, as a global digital technology think tank, the UNU-IIST attaches great importance to the capacity building and training of young people in digital technology, and hopes to work with UM to cultivate new talents, to maintain and create a safe, equitable and sustainable digital future.