The University of Macau (UM) has released its Five-Year Development Plan for academic years up till 2026.
With this year marking the university’s 40th anniversary, the plan was released by UM Rector Song Yonghua. He presented the university’s development goals and strategies and measures and the next five years’ supports and assurances.
The university’s five-year development plan is based on “the nation’s 14th Five-Year Plan”, the “Vision for the Year 2035”, and the “Second Five-Year Development Plan of the Macao SAR (2021-2025)”.
Within the next five years, the university will take its development positioning as “being rooted in Macao, taking part in the development of the Greater Bay Area (GBA), integrating into the nation and going international”.
RISE (Relevance, Impact, Significance and Excellence) will be used as an overall development strategy while UM will carry out its strategies based on five aspects.
These are: to strengthen the high-level talent nurturing system; to promote a collaborative, open, and innovative strategic layout for research; to develop the research result transfer system; to expand the quality and efficient international cooperation networks; and to develop platforms to serve the local community.
Meanwhile, for UM’s “supports and assurances”, the university will develop high-standard teams of talents, as well as eventually applying the “public university administrative system reform” according to the government, while also strengthening UM’s capacity for “financial self-reliance”.
Moreover, the university’s space planning will be utilised, while conducting various campus construction projects. The UM will take development opportunities from the Guangdong-Macao In-depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin, continue to improve the Zhuhai UM Science & Technology Research Institute’s teaching and research facilities, strengthen the Industry-Academia-Research collaborations, promote the transfer of research achievements, and convey “learning, research and living opportunities for the university’s staff members and students”, The Macau Post Daily reported.