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University of Macau

The University of Macau (UM) was founded in 1981. Its predecessor was the private University of East Asia. Through 36 years of development, UM has become a leading university in Macao, with marked progress in teaching, research, and community service. The only public comprehensive university in Macao, UM has produced many outstanding graduates for society since its founding.

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The genesis of the University of Macau (UM) dates back to March 1981 when its predecessor, the private University of East Asia (UEA), was co-founded by Mr Wong King Keung, Mr Edward Woo Pak Hay, and Mr Peter Eng Yuk Lun, on a plot of land leased by the local government to Ricci Island West. The founding of UEA signified the beginning of modern higher education in Macao.


In many parts of the world all leading universities have one thing in common: providing the best undergraduate education for local elites. As the generally recognized best university in Macao, the University of Macau (UM) must also fulfill this mission. To this end, UM will focus efforts on providing quality undergraduate education, including implementing a comprehensive range of reforms, optimizing undergraduate programmes, incorporating global perspective into all undergraduate programmes, increasing general-knowledge-related courses, launching undergraduate research programmes, and setting up Honours College.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
301 50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
387 56
443 58
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
575 37
612 130
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
601 -100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Housing services

Under the circumstance with sufficient availability of bed space, UMacau will provide bed for each international student at the Postgraduate House (PGH), which was established in 2013. All the rooms in PGH are fully furnished, internetconnected, air-conditioned and with bathrooms.Two students will be accommodated in one shared room and NO single room will be assigned to any students due to the limited availability of rooms. There is a pantry on each floor which consists of refrigerator and microwave, but no cooking (with fire) is allowed. There are also indoor sports venue, study room, television room, computer room and laundry.

Library services

he University of Macau Library has moved into the current “University of Macau Wu Yee Sun Library” building in July 2014. Standing in the forefront and occupying a very central location of the new campus, and surrounded by a man-made lake and a man-made river, the Library is the landmark building of the whole campus. 

Medical services


  • To assist in providing a safe, healthy and sustainable campus environment and in enhancing the health, safety and environmental awareness of UM members
  • To promote and help sustain health, safety and environmental protection in teaching, research, and other activities in Campus by providing relevant consultation and support services

Student Life

Sports facilities

  • For indoor sports facilities, we have the UM Sports Complex which includes Sports Pavilion, Training Hall, Swimming Pool, Sports Climbing Wall, Fitness Room, Dance Room, Table Tennis Room, Multi-Purpose Room, Badminton Hall, and Squash Court.
  • For outdoor sports facilities, we have the UM Stadium, Tennis Court, Outdoor Basketball Court, Mini Soccer Pitch, Archery Range, Beach Court, and Lawn Bowl Green.

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