Alongside with all the academic, research and sports facilities moving into the new Hengqin campus, one of the main features of the coming academic year is the full implementation of the Residential College System, with all freshman students belonging to and staying in one residential college, a requirement for graduation.
Complementing the formal curricula and classroom instruction, the residential college living experience provides a unique opportunity for students to acquire all sorts of soft skills, such as ability to self-manage, self-discipline, self-reflect, to work as a team player, to serve as a leader, to read the world with a global perspective and to integrate knowledge from different disciplines.
Equally important is the opportunity for students to live, to play, to interact. to compete and to grow with other members of the college from various backgrounds in culture, language, family, education and personality, which will result in an ability to tolerate, respect and embrace differences, all of which are essential to harmonious and successful career development in the 21st Century.
As one of the four components of the 4-in-1 education at the University of Macau– disciplinary education, general education, research and internship education, peer and community education – the experiential residential college living and learning experience as embodied in the peer and community education will be successfully enhanced if your child actively participate and engage in such opportunities. Hence, we sincerely invite your child to join and live in our residential college.