Thanks to the great support of the central and Macao SAR governments, the University of Macau (UM) has progressed at an astounding speed in scientific research over the past 20 years. In the Essential Sciences Indicators (ESI) rankings, it is ranked among the top 1 percent in six subjects, namely Engineering, Chemistry, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Computer Science, Clinical Medicine, and Social Sciences, General. Through adopting a problem-oriented approach, highlighting unique features, bringing existing advantages into full play, and strengthening cooperation in scientific research, UM focuses on supporting disciplines with local characteristics that are in line with global trends. In addition, a new ‘3+3+3+3’blueprint has also been formulated to support interdisciplinary research.

Focusing on Cutting-edge Research

Essentially, the ‘3+3+3+3’ model refers to UM’s three state key laboratories (for integrated circuits, Chinese medical sciences, and Internet of Things for smart cities, respectively ), three new key research areas (precision medicine for cancer treatment, advanced materials, and regional oceanography), three interdisciplinary research fields (artificial intelligence, cognitive and brain science, and data science), and three research platforms for humanities and social science (Centre for Macau Studies, Asia-Pacific Academy of Economics and Management, and Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences). UM focuses on cutting-edge research and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, especially the integration of humanities and social sciences on the one hand, and modern technology on the other.

Source: Communications Office