The University of Saint Joseph (Macao) is a Catholic university of China, rooted in a long tradition of intercultural exchange that has been the hallmark of Catholic higher education in Macao since the College of Saint Paul, founded in 1594.
The project of the Jesuit fathers Valignano, Rugieri and Ricci inspires our view of higher education with a universal character capable of promoting creative dialogue between the cultural, scientific, ethical and philosophical traditions of China and Europe.
The combined local and Portuguese roots of the University make it particularly suited to embody at the academic level Macao’s strategic objective to act as a platform from which to boost relations between China and Portuguese-speaking countries.
“Scientia et Virtus” (Knowledge and Virtue), motto of the Diocese of Macao, points our academic community to a harmonious pursuit of truth and the common good, for the benefit of humanity, the Chinese people and Macao’s own multicultural society.
Academic, Social and Cultural Life
Come and visit USJ on any given day and you are likely to find a concert, debate, public lecture or another academic or cultural activity. Besides strong academic programmes, being a student at USJ is an enriching and involving experience that enables you to develop multiple skills and interests.