The University of Macau (UM) today (17 December) held an inauguration ceremony for the Hengqin branch of its three state key laboratories. During the ceremony, UM signed an agreement on the establishment of a branch of the Hengqin Intelligent Computing Platform in Macao. This signals UM’s growing involvement in technological innovation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).
Guests attending the ceremony include Xu Jun, deputy director of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao Special Administrative Region; Zhao Jianguo, deputy party secretary of the Zhuhai Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China; Chang Kun Hong, deputy director of the Higher Education Bureau of the Macao SAR; Yan Wu, deputy mayor of Zhuhai; Cheang Kun Wai, member of the Executive Committee of the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund; Niu Jing, party secretary of the Hengqin New Area Management Committee; and Yonghua Song, rector of UM.
According to Rector Song, UM aims to develop itself in line with China’s strategy for the GBA, adding that the university has been playing an active role in the development of a base for demonstrating collaborations among Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao. In addition, UM strives to assist Macao in its development into ‘One Centre, One Platform, and One Base’. The university aims to participate in the development of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macao Science and Technology Innovation Corridor and will help to create a high-quality platform for technological innovation and research service, so as to make a greater contribution to the GBA.