To cope with the national talent development and aim to increase mainland students’ understanding of the University of Macau (UM), the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) and Shanghai Looker Industrial Group Co., Ltd. (Looker) recently signed a Memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the launch of training courses. It was signed by Prof. Matthew Liu Ting-chi, Director of the CCE, and Mr. Kevin Cang Zhiyi, Executive Director of Looker.

In early January 2020, CCE collaborated with Looker to launch the training program for 35 students from Jingjiang College of Jiangsu University and Changzhou Institute of Technology. During the five-day period, the students have compact and fulfilling study, with experienced the English teaching by international teachers of UM. In the spare time, they also visited the historical sights to understand the cultural development and urban conservation in Macao. The students are very satisfied with the program. They shared a lot when concluding the final report and left a deep impression on the characteristics of Macau’s heritage, gourmet snacks, tradition and modernity. Many students hope to come UM again in the future.

Both parties plan to increase online and offline multi-disciplinary training courses, covering many fields including humanities and social sciences, technology innovation, arts and cultural creativity, and health sciences. The MOU will help to strengthen collaboration between the two institutions, to create and promote a cross-border education model in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and strengthen the continuing education cooperation between mainland and UM.