On October 4th, CityU welcomed a group of students from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia to join a 7-day short-term exchange program. The welcome session was held in Taipa campus. Dr. Sean Li, Academic Registrar and Mr. Angus Ng, teacher for the student group attended the meeting.
Dr. Sean Li, on behalf of CityU, expressed our warm welcome to the students and presented them meaningful souvenirs. Dr. Li mentioned that CityU has a strong scientific and academic atmosphere and profound historical and cultural deposits. Students are encouraged to create and feel the sparks of thinking during the exchange and communication with different cultural backgrounds.
CityU Global Exchange Office introduced the unique cultural landscape, local conditions and customs of Macao, CityU development history and teaching and research characteristics of our university. Subsequently, the student representatives of our school also carried out interaction with Malaysian students to get to know each other. After the meeting, Malaysian students visited CityU campus. .
This short-term exchange program schedule includes lecture and extracurricular activities. The lecture topics were related to Macao tourism, the Greater Bay Area economy, Chinese culture, the Macao education in various aspects, and extracurricular activities include company visits to one of the Macao five-star hotels, Bank of China as well as Macau Science Museum and Macao local cultural heritages. All of these were designed to help Malaysian students know more about Macao from various angles, and have a better understanding of Macau’s economic and cultural development. Exchange students all expressed that they had benefited a lot from these activities and hoped that there would be more opportunities between two universities to exchange and cooperate in the future.
Founded in 2002, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman is a famous private comprehensive research university in Malaysia. It is a non-profit higher education institution founded by the University Foundation. With a total student population of over 26,000, it ranks the second among all Malaysian universities. The university covers arts, economics, management, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, teaching and art design, with 14 institutes, 52 academic departments and 32 research centers.