CityU and Minzu University of China establish a center to facilitate people-to-people and cultural exchanges



A delegation led by Prof. Jun Liu, Rector of the City University of Macau (CityU), visited Minzu University of China (MUC) today (9) to promote cultural and educational exchanges between mainland and Macao. CityU delegation met with Prof. Guo Guangsheng, President of MUC, and discussed cooperation opportunities in education, culture, talent development, and academic projects. Ms. Song Min and Mr. Tian Lin, both Vice Presidents of MUC and members of its Party Committee Standing Committee, joined the meeting along with CityU Vice Rectors Prof. Zhou Wanlei and Prof. Chee Seong Chin.

The meeting also witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between Rector Liu and President Guo Guangsheng to establish the “Center for Beijing-Macau People-to-People Exchange”. They unveiled the plaque of the center at the ceremony. The center aims to support “One Country, Two Systems” and enhance cultural and educational exchanges and cooperation between Macao and the mainland.




Rector Jun Liu introduced CityU’s development. He said that CityU follows the vision of “Macao Characteristics, China’s Soul, and Global Vision” under “One Country, Two Systems” and Macao’s positioning of “One Centre, One Platform, One Base”. He said that CityU cultivates practical and application-oriented talents for Macao, the Greater Bay Area, and the country. He added that CityU innovates interdisciplinary subjects in telling China’s stories, data science, fintech, big health, and city development with a complementary development strategy. Rector Liu said that CityU will strengthen disciplinary cooperation and resource sharing with MUC based on the existing academic and exchange platform and foster international exchanges.

President Guo said that the center will leverage Beijing and Macao’s cultural, educational, and economic strengths to enhance global perspectives and resource sharing. It will also support academic exchanges and training projects between the two universities. He said that the center shares CityU’s educational philosophy and will be a platform for effective collaboration on education, talent development, academic research, and cultural exchanges. He added that the center will focus on people-to-people cultural exchange, social practices, and studies of different cultures in the two places. The two universities will work together to boost the country’s soft power and build a community with a shared future for mankind.

The two universities have started an undergraduate education project in data science and big data technology in Hainan, following the national strategy of invigorating China through science and education, strengthening modernization, and cultivating talents as pillars to support the country’s development. It is the first cooperation project between mainland and Macao higher education institutions on Hainan International Education Innovation Island. Both sides will work on developing the joint project and making it a model and leader in serving the country and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Leaders, management members and executives from Minzu University of China and the City University of Macau also took part in the meeting.