University of Macau
Add: University of Macau, Avenida da
Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China
The University of Macau is a
public university in Macau. University of Macau is a
public research university located in Macau and the
leading tertiary institution in the city. After more
than thirty years of growth the university moved to
the Hengqin new campus in 2014.
Founded in 1981 as the University of East Asia, 18 years before the transfer of Macau from Portugal to China, the University of Macau is the Special Administrative Region's (SAR) first modern university and the largest university in terms of faculty size and programmes offered. Its predecessor, the University of East Asia (UEA) was a private university founded by a group of University of Hong Kong alumni and most students were from Hong Kong, then under British rule. Prior to the transfer of sovereignty, it was acquired by the Portuguese administration and reformed as a public university following Portuguese university structure.