The University of Macau held a talk titled ‘Publishing in Wiley Materials Science Journals, and a Chemical Story of Impurities’ on 17 December, 2019. Two editors of Wiley science journals, namely Dr Jovia Jiang and Dr Su Xin, were the keynote speakers.

The University of Macau organised a lecture titled ‘Advances in Autonomous Driving’, as part of the University Lecture Series. Dr Zhang Yaqin, president of the Chinese internet giant Baidu, was the keynote speaker. During the event, Zhang talked about the opportunities and challenges brought by autonomous driving from technological, industrial, and policy perspectives.

The Research Centre for Luso-Asian Studies, under the Department of Portuguese, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Macau, recently organised three guest lectures and a public seminar under the title ‘Luso-Afro-Asian Dialogues’.

A delegation led by Qiu Shuiping, party secretary of Peking University, recently visited the University of Macau and was warmly received by UM Rector Yonghua Song.

The University of Macau State Key Lab of the Internet of Things for Smart City recently signed a collaboration agreement with the Center for Space Remote Sensing Demonstration under China National Space Administration (CNSA), becoming the first institute in Hong Kong and Macao to collaborate with a space remote sensing scientific demonstration unit.

The University of Macau held an academic forum titled ‘The Prospect of Research in Humanities, Social Science, Business, Law and Education’ on 8 August, 2019.

The University of Macau held a lecture on smart cities, as part of the University Lecture Series. Six prominent experts in the field discussed the different aspects of smart city development, including big data, urban security, the Internet of Things, future transport, smart structure, and cloud computing on 17 June, 2019.

The University of Macau (UM) held an inauguration ceremony for a laboratory of brain and cognitive sciences, jointly established with the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on 20 March, 2019. Yonghua Song, rector of UM, and Xu Ruiming, director of the Institute of Biophysics, CAS, signed a collaboration agreement on the establishment of the lab.

The University of Macau held a talk titled ‘Visual Information Processing and Inference in the Brain Without Awareness’. He Sheng, a researcher at the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and director of the State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science, was the keynote speaker.

The University of Macau signed an agreement with the Hengqin New Area Management Committee. According to the agreement, UM will establish a base through the Zhuhai UM Science and Technology Research Institute to demonstrate the research achievements and research capacity of its three state key laboratories, many of which are the results of collaboration between industry, universities, and research institutes. According to UM Rector Yonghua Song, the collaboration aims to take advantage of the opportunities brought about by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and increase the quality of collaboration in the area.

Anthony Lau Siu Wing, an honorary doctor of the University of Macau, gave a talk titled ‘E-Commerce Logistics’ at UM on 5 March, 2019.

The University of Macau (UM) held a ceremony for the signing of a collaborative framework agreement with the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS-IA), and a joint academic workshop on 28 February, 2019. The agreement aims to maximise the research capacity of both UM and the CAS-IA in artificial intelligence (AI) and brain-inspired intelligence, promote their research development in related scientific fields, integrate their academic strengths and resources, as well as initiate innovative collaborative research in AI and brain-inspired intelligence.

The University of Macau held a UM Doctor honoris causa Lecture, titled ‘Healthcare and Education in the Era of Artificial Intelligence’ on 22 February, 2019. Prof Joseph Sung, an honorary doctor of UM and a world-renowned scientist, was the keynote speaker.