A paper co-authored by Li Jiaxuan, a graduate student of the Master of Science in Big Data and Internet of Things programme at the Macao Polytechnic University, and his supervisor has been published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, a leading international academic journal in the field of public health. The paper provides recommendations for improving the management of the healthcare sector. The journal, which has an impact factor (JIF) of 4.614 and is ranked first in public health on Google Scholar, is a top Q1 journal in the SSCI journals list and is included in other prestigious scientific databases such as SCIE and Scopus.
Macao Polytechnic University (MPU) has published the second 2022 issue of Global Gaming & Tourism Research (a total of 6 issues). This current issue of the journal covers academic papers regarding gaming and tourism. The purpose is to promote the sustainable development of the gaming and tourism industry, provide support for the scientific decision-making of the SAR government and gaming enterprises, and build a communication platform for gaming and tourism research.
MPU Signed Cooperation Agreement with the University of Coimbra, Portugal, to Promote Advanced Technologies in Smart Cities
The Macao Polytechnic University and the University of Coimbra, Portugal, held a ceremony at 18:00 on 24 November to sign a cooperation agreement to establish the MPU-UC Joint Research Laboratory in Advanced Technologies for Smart Cities (10:00 AM in Portugal time). This joint effort aims to further strengthen their collaboration in the training of technological and innovative talents, thereby helping Macao to accelerate the construction of smart cities, and promoting stronger ties between China and Portuguese-speaking countries in the fields of higher education and technological innovation. The agreement was signed by Professor Im Sio Kei, Rector of the Macao Polytechnic University, and Professor Amílcar Falcão, Rector of the University of Coimbra. This agreement capitalizes on the strengths of both parties in the fields of computer sciences, artificial intelligence, and information technology. It also provides a platform for technical innovations and training of talented engineers and scientists, who can make contribution to other scientific projects between China and Portuguese-speaking countries. More than 100 teachers and students from the two universities attended this ceremony.
MPU Has Published Conference Proceedings of “Education Innovation and Teaching Quality Assurance in the Post-Pandemic Era”
Macao Polytechnic University (MPU) has published the “Proceedings of the Thirteenth Higher Education International Conference on Education Innovation and Teaching Quality Assurance in the Post-Pandemic Era”. The proceedings contains selected papers from the online conference of the same name co-organised by MPU and Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) in November 2021. The conference explored topics such as innovation in thinking and methods of higher education in the post-pandemic era, quality assurance in teaching and learning, and the application of information technology in the context of the online education trend, and positive comments were received from the participants. The publication of the proceedings provides examples of measures and case studies for education innovation and high-quality higher education development in the post-pandemic era.
Macao Polytechnic University (MPU) has published the first 2022 issue of Global Gaming & Tourism Research. This current issue of the journal covers nine academic papers including five gaming research papers and four on the tourism aspect, with contributing authors from Macao, Mainland China and America.
The Cambridge Handbook of Working Memory and Language, co-edited by Associate Professor Wen Zhisheng of the Faculty of Languages and Translation of Macao Polytechnic University and Professor John Schwieter from Canada, was recently published by the prestigious Cambridge University Press. Included in Cambridge University Press' renowned "Cambridge Handbook of Languages and Linguistics" Series, this handbook provides a comprehensive, updated and systematic discussion of the important role of human working memory in first and second language acquisition, processing, language impairment and cognitive training for the academic community at large.
The paper “Promoting enteral tube feeding safety and performance in preterm infants: A systematic review”, written by Lin Tian, a PhD student at the Macao Polytechnic University, in collaboration with experts from the United States and mainland China, proposes two clinical measures to effectively enhance the safety and efficacy of tube feeding for preterm infants, and was published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies, which is the top international academic journal in “Nursing”. With a Journal Impact Factor (JIF) of 5.837, the journal ranks first amongst more than 100 leading journals in the field of JCR nursing. It is also the top JCR Q1 journal in the category “Nursing” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and is also indexed by world-renowned databases such as SSCI, SCIE and Scopus.
Journal of Macao Polytechnic University ranks among the nation’s top journals for nine consecutive years
The Forum on RUC Humanities and Social Sciences Academic Achievements Evaluation System was held in Beijing on March 29, 2022. This forum was hosted by Renmin University of China (RUC) and organized by the RUC Book and News Information Center and the RUC Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences Academic Achievements Evaluation. Two results by the Research Center were released, including the “Republishing Index Ranking of Reprinted Materials from Newspapers and Periodicals 2021” and the “Important Institutional Sources for Reprinted Materials from Newspapers and Periodicals (2021)”. The Journal of Macao Polytechnic University (JMPU) has been ranked for nine consecutive years among the nation’s top journals in humanities and social sciences run by higher education institutions, achieving the 8th in reprint rate, 11th in composite index, and 13th in reprint count. At present, there are about 1,150 academic journals run by Chinese universities, 338 of which have articles reprinted in full text in 2021, accounting for 29.4% of the total.
Macao Polytechnic Institute has published the new issue of the Journal of One Country Two Systems Studies (Issue 2, 2021). First printed in July 2009, this academic periodical is published by the “One Country, Two Systems” Research Centre of MPI, with the objective to give the public an insight into the “One Country, Two Systems” policy, promote research on topics related to governance and the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, maintain the progress of the SAR society, and establish an academic platform for the study of “One Country, Two Systems”.
Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) recently published the second issue of 2021 of Global Gaming & Tourism Research. This current issue of the Journal covers nine academic papers on gaming and tourism with contributing authors from Mainland China and Macao. The journal aims to promote the sustainable development of the gaming and tourism industry. In addition to providing support for science-based decision-making across the public and gaming sectors, this academic journal seeks to serve as an exchange platform for gaming and tourism research work.
MPI Launches "Chinese-Portuguese Simultaneous Interpretation Machine Translation System" to Assist Construction of the Guangdong-Macao in-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin
To complement the development strategies of " the Belt and Road", exert the role of Macao as a service platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, and assist in the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Guangdong-Macao in-depth cooperation zone in Hengqin, the "Chinese-Portuguese Simultaneous Interpretation Machine Translation System 2.0", developed by the Engineering Research Centre of Applied Technology on Machine Translation and Artificial Intelligence, Ministry of Education, at Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI)" was officially launched at MPI on the afternoon of November 9th. The new product is an industry-leading system of Chinese-Portuguese speech recognition and simultaneous interpretation, built in conjunction with the Greater Bay Area as an international innovation center of science and technology. Additionally, it has increased practical functions and human-machine interaction experience, whilst also improving the accuracy of speech recognition and machine translation to tie in with the development blueprints in increasing technology research and development, and developing industries such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things for the construction of the Guangdong-Macao in-depth cooperation zone in Hengqin. The new product is welcome to be used by government departments and every industry organization.
Dr. Kim Songkyoo (Amang), an associate professor in the School of Applied Sciences at Macao Polytechnic Institute, achieved outstanding research results in the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) field on connected vehicle security. The achievement was published in the SCIE-indexed journal “Mathematics” in 2021, and the title of the publication was “Enhanced IoV Security Network by Using Blockchain Governance Game.” The international Journal “Mathematics” is considered to be in the top 7% of all Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and recognized transactions in the field of mathematics. At the same time, the paper was also recognized and collected in the SCIE and Scopus databases.
MPI has developed a concatenate-designed neural network system to enhance the classification accuracy of AI
A research team from the Engineering Research Centre of Applied Technology on Machine Translation and Artificial Intelligence, Ministry of Education at the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) has investigated the concatenate-designed neural network model and its method of feature extraction from images, designed classifiers to collect features produced between network sets, and obtained results from the classifiers through the proposed normalization method for better classification. The research, contributed by PhD student Ka-Hou Chan, Professor Sio-Kei Im and Associate Professor Wei Ke, can be effectively applied to the tasks of recognition and classification and has significantly improved the accuracy and stability of the application. The article has been published in the internationally renowned artificial intelligence journal Neural Computing and Applications.
The “Proceedings of the Twelfth Higher Education International Conference on Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance in Higher Education under the Pandemic” of Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) has now been published. The proceedings are a collection of selected papers from the online conference of the same name co-organised by MPI and the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) in November 2020. The sudden COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has brought great challenges to the higher education sector, and this conference was held in order to build an exchange platform for education coping with the global pandemic, and the opportunities and challenges of online education. The conference has received positive feedback from educators and scholars from around world. The publication of the proceedings provides an important reference value for the academic community to understand the teaching and learning quality assurance measures and practices of higher education institutions around the world in response to the pandemic.
Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) has recently published the first issue of Global Gaming & Tourism Research (Serial No.3) of 2021. This current issue of the Journal covers academic papers on gaming and tourism with contributing authors from the United Kingdom, Mainland China and Macao. The journal aims to promote the sustainable development of the gaming and tourism industry and to provide support for science-based decision-making across the government and gaming sectors. This academic journal seeks to serve as an exchange platform for gaming and tourism research work.
MPI launched e-platform for Portuguese language teaching resources to facilitate Portuguese learning
In order to further advance Macao as the “Sino-Portuguese Platform” and the “Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Talent Training Base”, to promote Portuguese language and related scientific research results in Macao to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Portuguese-speaking countries of the Belt and Road Initiative, and to facilitate the sharing of electronic resources in Portuguese language teaching and research, the Centre for Portuguese Studies of Macao Polytechnic Institute launched the Portuguese textbook Global Portuguese and the academic journal Orientes do Português online last year. These have been widely welcomed by Portuguese language learners. The Centre continues to promote the digitalization of Portuguese language teaching materials and has launched an online platform for Portuguese language e-textbooks and Sino-Portuguese academic monographs (https://cpclp.ipm.edu.mo/). Interested parties are welcome to read and download them for free.
According to the World’s Top 2% Scientists List published by the research team of Stanford University in the United States, the top 2% of scientists were selected from nearly 7 million scientists in the world. The academic papers of Professor To Wai Ming of Macao Polytechnic Institute have been highly cited and he is amongst the top 2% of the world’s top scientists.
Macao Polytechnic Institute has published the new issue of the Journal of One Country Two Systems Studies (Issue 1, 2021). First printed in July 2009, this academic periodical is published by the “One Country, Two Systems” Research Centre of MPI, with the objective to give the public an insight into the “One Country, Two Systems” policy, promote research on topics related to governance and the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, maintain the progress of the SAR society, and establish an academic platform for the study of “One Country, Two Systems”.
Ziyue Yu and Lihua He, two PhD students of Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI), recently won the Best Student Paper Award for their paper “Deep Learning for COVID-19 Prediction based on Blood Test” at the 6th International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security (IoTBDS 2021). This is the only best student paper at IoTBDS 2021, and was widely commended by the conference participants.
The second issue of the academic journal “Orientes do Português” is officially launched; The journal is jointly published by the Macao Polytechnic Institute and the University of Porto
The second issue of the Portuguese International Academic Journal “Orientes do Português”, co-founded by the Macao Polytechnic Institute and the University of Porto in Portugal, is now officially available online (http://orientes-do-portugues.ipm.edu.mo). The editors welcome all Chinese and Portuguese experts, teachers and students of higher education institutions, and other interested parties to access the above the mentioned website for free. This issue contains a wide range of entries, including articles from well-known Lusophone and Chinese universities such as the University of Porto in Portugal, the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Sun Yat-sen University, Macao Polytechnic Institute, as well as from the world’s top universities such as University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. The contributions from academic scholars show that the academic influence of this journal is expanding, and that the influence of the research results of Chinese and Portuguese scholars on the international scale is increasing day by day.
The Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) has been forging ahead to strengthen academic disciplines, develop teaching materials and facilitate the development of language talents. Edited by Professor Lei Heong Iok, A Course in International Chinese, Elementary Level, Volume 1, has been published by the Beijing Commercial Press. It comprises a Student’s Book, an Exercise Book and a Teacher’s Book. As the first set of teaching materials on International Chinese developed in Macao and the first of its kind to present its content in Chinese, Portuguese and English, the publication of the coursebook plays a positive role in the development of International Chinese Education in Macao and the enhancement of the quality of teaching Chinese to learners from Portuguese-speaking countries.
MPI’s publication Macao People’s Resistance War Won the Ministry of Education’s 8th Award for Outstanding Scientific Research Achievements of Higher Education Institutions (The Humanities and Social Sciences)
In the 8th Award for Outstanding Scientific Research Achievements of Higher Education Institutions (The Humanities and Social Sciences) organized by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the book Macao People’s Resistance War published by the Centre of Sino-Western Cultural Studies of Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) won in the category of “Popular Reading”. It is the first time for a Macao higher education institute to win in this category of the national award. Among more than 1,500 award-winning achievements nationwide, there are only 20 winners for the “Popular Reading” category, which shows that the research level of MPI has been recognized by academia and national authority.
To contribute to Macao’s success in becoming the training base for Chinese-Portuguese bilingual talents, the teaching team of the School of Languages and Translation (ESLT) of the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) has published five Chinese-Portuguese interpretation and translation textbooks, covering topics such as translation theory and practice, literature and Chinese traditional medicine. The Chinese-Portuguese translation discipline has witnessed remarkable developments in recent years, but teaching materials in the local context have not been catching up. These publications are valuable teaching materials which have just now filled the gaps in the fields of Chinese-Portuguese translation studies and Chinese-Portuguese translation skills.
Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) has recently published the second issue of Global Gaming & Tourism Research. Launched in 2020, this academic journal aims to promote the sustainable development of the gaming and tourism industry. While serving as an exchange platform for gaming and tourism research, Global Gaming & Tourism Research also seeks to provide support for science-based decision-making across the public and gaming sectors. After its inaugural issue was published, Global Gaming & Tourism Research has attracted significant interest from various sectors. The second issue of the journal publishes ten academic papers on gaming and tourism with contributing authors from the United States, Mainland China and Macao. Among them, there are seven papers in the section of gambling research and three papers under the tourism research section.
The academic book written by the Macao Polytechnic Institute’s (MPI) Computing Programme titled"Principles of Gaming Technologies" was recently published by McGraw Hill, a world-renowned publisher founded in 1888. Being the first academic book in the field of gaming technology in Macao, it is of great significance to the internationalization of Macao’s science and technology products, and contributes to the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to become an International Innovation & Technology Centre. Co-authored by Associate Professor Andrew Siu Ka Meng and Associate Professor Philip Lei Iat Seng of the Computing Programme of MPI, this book signifies the accomplishment of joint efforts among teachers and students since the launch of the first Gaming Technology specialization in the Computing Programme in Macao, and it provides a comprehensive, systematic and professional supplement to nurture specialists on information technology.
A New Book “Public Policies in the Execution of “One Country, Two Systems” (Proceedings of the named academic conference)” is published
The “One Country, Two Systems” Research Centre of Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) has just published a new book, “One Country, Two Systems” Series – Public Policies in the Execution of “One Country, Two Systems” (Proceedings of the named academic conference). The book is the proceedings of the named academic conference held by the “One Country, Two Systems” Research Centre of MPI on 21 July 2020. It is a compilation of the 15 papers presented at the conference. The Macao Special Administrative Region has successfully implemented the policy of “One Country, Two Systems,” “Macao people ruling Macao,” and a high degree of autonomy for 20 years. The third ten-year development period of the Macao SAR has just started. The sudden appearance of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and the complex changing situation at the international level have brought forth unprecedented tests and huge challenges to the new Macao SAR government and the Macao society. In order to promote scientific decision making in the government, precise social governance and high efficiency of public services, the “One Country, Two Systems” Research Centre of MPI held an online academic conference on the mentioned topic. A number of scholars from the Mainland China and Macao were invited to present their studies on the topics of improving public governance, optimizing civil society and ensuring harmonious development of the society, so as to enhance the long-term prosperity and stability of the Macao SAR.
Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) has launched the inaugural issue of the “Global Gaming & Tourism Research”. This journal aims to implement the policy of transforming Macao into a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure, as well as promoting the sustainable development of its gaming and tourism industry. “Global Gaming & Tourism Research” is a Chinese language journal that features gaming and tourism studies in the Asia-Pacific region, and it seeks to provide support for managerial decision-making and contribute to the moderate economic diversification in Macao.
The second edition of the book “Macao Gaming Law” written by Professor Wang Changbin, Director of the Centre for Gaming and Tourism Studies of MPI, has recently been republished by the People’s Publishing House, a national authoritative publishing company. This is the first book in Mainland China and Macao to systematically study and interpret Macao’s gaming law. The first edition of the book, published in 2012, won the Merit Award of the 4th Outstanding Achievement Awards for Macao Research in Humanities and Social Sciences in 2015.
Dr. Song-Kyoo (Amang) Kim’s research article on a stochastic decision-making model, titled “A Versatile Stochastic Duel Game”, was recently published in the renowned international academic journal “Mathematics”. “Mathematics” is ranked in the top 8.6% of JCR mathematics journals, and is indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Scopus with a high impact factor.
Macao Polytechnic Institute has published the new issue of the Journal of One Country Two Systems Studies (Issue 44). First printed in August 2009, this academic periodical is published by “One Country, Two Systems” Research Centre of MPI, with the objective to give the public an insight into the “One Country, Two Systems” policy, promote research on topics related to governance and the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, maintain the progress of the SAR society, and establish an academic platform for the study of “One Country, Two Systems”.
Macao Polytechnic Institute and the University of Porto in Portugal jointly present Orientes do Português, the first Portuguese international academic journal in Asia, published by the Centre for Portuguese Studies of Macao Polytechnic Institute and the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto. The journal is co-founded as a means to manifest the advantages of Macao as a “Sino-Portuguese platform”, to stimulate the development of Macao’s role as the “International Portuguese Training Centre” and “Training Centre for Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Professionals”, to strengthen the cooperation between Macao and Portuguese-speaking countries, enhance Macao’s influence in the global academia, and to promote Portuguese language teaching and research in Macao, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, mainland China, and other Asian regions.
Macao Polytechnic Institute Deepens Training of Sino-Portuguese Bilingual Talents via Launching the Global Portuguese Textbook Series
Along with the implementation of Macao SAR Government's “Policy Address for the Fiscal Year 2020”, to leverage the role and advantages of Macao's “Sino-Portuguese platform” and to promote the development of Macao’s “International Portuguese Training Centre” and “training base of Chinese-Portuguese bilingual talents”, Macao Polytechnic Institute has launched its Portuguese textbook Global Portuguese online as a convenient means of learning for all Macao residents, students and people from all walks of life to access the Portuguese learning material via the internet at all times.
Macao Polytechnic Institute has published the new issue of One Country Two Systems Studies (Issue 43). The Journal meets the demand of the development of the theory and practice and provides a platform for the interdisciplinary comprehension of the “One Country, Two Systems” Policy, by publishing a good number of well-selected outstanding academic research and papers.
Macao Polytechnic Institute’s research patent was invited to be presented at the G7- Environment 2017 and deployed in Portugal and Italy respectively
On June 6, Macao Polytechnic Institute’s (MPI) research patent in Big Data Application, “Canarin: A cloud-based real-time environmental monitoring system”, was invited by the University of Bologna, Italy, to be presented at the G7-Environment 2017 of the 43rd G7 Summit held in Italy, and was commended by experts and scholars from all over the world. To promote cross-cultural / cross-country dialogue and national cooperation, interaction, unity and sustainable development, forums devoted to environment, health, transportation, culture, science, agriculture, finance, labor etc. have been convened. Professor Marcus Im, Vice President of MPI, led a delegation to attend the forum.
Fruitful Achievement of Sino-Portuguese Cooperation
MPI publishes Comparing the community relationships between Macao and Taiwan: From the perspective of oceanic, colonial and immigrant culture
The book of Professor Shaw Chong-Hai, honorary professor of MPI, Comparing the community relationships between Macao and Taiwan: From the perspective of oceanic, colonial and immigrant culture, has been published. The book analyses the difference of the development of economic and society in Taiwan and Macao from three perspectives: colonial, immigrant and oceanic culture.
Renmin University of China's (RUC) “Duplicated Materials from Newspapers and Periodicals” Rankings 2014 and the 2014 Research Report on Reprinted Academic Directory for Duplicated Materials from Newspapers and Periodicals were announced in Beijing on March 31, 2015. About 400 guests attended the news conference including department heads of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China, and experts and scholars from the field of evaluation of achievement in research in humanities and social sciences, as well as representatives from academic journals and academic institutions.