The First and Sole Macao Institution to Receive “National Teaching Achievement Award”
The MPI project titled “Towards constructing a new model for international talent training – Internationally Recognized Engineer Education Program: Theory and Practice” won the “National Teaching Achievement Award 2018 (Higher Education)” of the Ministry of Education of PRC, and was the first and sole institution in Macao to receive this national teaching award, which represents the national and international recognition for our teaching quality.
President Im Sio Kei, Prof. of Computing Science, is the Principal Investigator of this project, with his team members including Prof. Tse Tan Sim, Prof. Laurie Cuthbert and Associate Prof. Ke Wei. Guided by international advanced education concept and theories, MPI mainly focuses on “Rooting in Macao and cultivating engineers with international competitiveness” and “Close connection between talent cultivation and industry demand”, and builds talent cultivation mode of fostering internationally-recognised engineers in line with features of the programmes of computing science. Under this framework of talent cultivation mode, the interactive teaching & practise inside and outside class and between laboratory-enterprise is implemented, and students are encouraged to actively take part in laboratory projects. Through practising in actual projects, students can improve their engineering practise capabilities and their innovation abilities in solving problems in modern social system, which has effectively tackled problems in connecting talent cultivation with industry demand. Since its implementation, the talent cultivation mode has achieved favourable results and won recognition nationwide.
The quadrennial “National Teaching Achievement Award”, appraised and granted by the Ministry of Education, is the top national teaching award, aiming to reward teams and individuals who achieve remarkable teaching results, encourage educators to engage in research of education & teaching so as to enhance teaching level and quality. Institutions of higher education winning the second prize this year include the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Beijing Foreign Studies University, and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, etc.