State Key Laboratories
In 2010 University of Macau obtained the approval of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for establishing two state key laboratories, namely The State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI and The State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine. Signaling that the research in these two fields in Macao has entered a new stage.


  • 2009-2010 Application via the Macau Science & Technology Development Fund (FDCT)
  • Nov 2010 Approved by the Ministry of Science & Technology
  • an 2011 Macau's two first-ever State Key Labs unveiled
State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI
The AMS-VLSI Lab was jointly established by UM and the ASIC & System State Key Lab at Fudan University. The lab will use advanced nano chip technologies to conduct research in analogue and mixed signal integrated circuits and will also serve as a high-quality platform for the development of chip technology, human resources, software design and testing equipment through the training of master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. The goal is to make the lab one of the most important silicon chip research centres in China.
State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine
The QRCM Lab is China’s first state key laboratory in Chinese medicine. It was jointly established by UM’s Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences (ICMS) and Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST). The lab will cooperate with the State Key Lab of Natural and Biomimetic Drugs at Peking University in carrying out innovative research on Chinese medicines. Quality evaluation of Chinese medicines will be the lab’s main area of research, and the innovation and internationalization of Chinese medicines will be its main objective. The research will cover numerous fields such as chemistry, analysis, medicines, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, safety, clinic study, and information.