Here you will find a real community of students, alumni and staff with the Mission “to train students with cutting-edge knowledge and a humanistic approach, to be competent professionals in the field of social sciences and responsible participants in the local and the international society.” Thus, our vision is “to be a significant actor in the development of social work and psychology profession in Macau through interdisciplinary education, research and services.”
To guide our action, we have to move and, together, our team identified five core values summarised in the acronym CHIRP.
Cutting-edge Knowledge - systematically updating our syllabi with the most recent information, including research about the reality of Macau;
Humanistic Approach - focused on the person, we strive to help our students to reach their dreams, being present and supportive in all the dimensions of their academic lives, we emphasise a mentoring programme for each of our students;
Interdisciplinary Collaboration - with programmes in the domains of Psychology and Social Work, we integrate knowledge from both and also from other scientific areas as a way of reaching a holistic view of the human being;
Responsible Participation - assuming that we all should be active actors in our lives, we believe that in participating we can achieve our potential. Thus, we invite our students to be participants in their educational process and in their communities;
Professional Competency - being aware of the highest professional standards in Psychology and Social Work, we prepare our students to reach those standards and to be recognised, competent professionals.
I confirm and follow the ambition of my predecessor Fr. Dominique Tyl, “to contribute, with other partners, to the flourishing of the Macao community by giving it responsible experts open to wide horizons.”