UM’s first convocation held on new campus

2The University of Macau (UM) held an event on the new campus on Saturday to welcome more than 2,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.
In his speech, UM rector Wei Zhao noted that this year’s new students were the first to attend UM’s first convocation held on the new campus, the first to study and live on the new campus, and also the first to join UM after the eight residential colleges became operational.
Professor Lap-chee Tsui, former president and vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, was invited to speak at the convocation. He noted that UM’s relocation to the new campus was an unprecedented undertaking and that, in the process, the university had to solve many problems. After the convocation, the rector, the deans, and academic staff from the various faculties held a tea gathering with the students.
The new academic year starts today. To help new students adapt to the new environment, the residential colleges, faculties, and student organizations organized a series of activities, including information seminars and guided campus tours, which started in mid-August. UM has also organized an information seminar for the students’ parents, to help them learn more about UM’s educational philosophy and latest developments.

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