Modern societies are facing major environmental, social, economic and health challenges as consequence of rapid population growth, urbanisation and rise in global affluence. These concerns are particularly relevant for Macao, located downstream to the highly industrialised Pearl River Delta region and one of the most densely populated areas of the world. Overcoming these challenges will require a coordinated effort from different sectors of the society. In particular, advances in science and technology seem fundamental aids to a successful transition towards more sustainable and healthier societies.
The mission of the Institute of Science and Environment is to develop research and teaching of the highest standards in different domains of science, including Environmental, Biological, and Ocean and Earth Sciences. We aim to contribute towards a deeper understanding of the natural world by a sound scientific approach and to prepare well-qualified professionals that can respond to tomorrow’s global challenges and lead the way towards a sustainable development of Macao.
The Institute is also focused on science dissemination and education as it believes that proper education in science and technology is fundamental for responsible decisions by citizens and, ultimately, social progress. The institute regularly undertakes science and environmental education actions directed to the general public and to students from all levels of education.
Our students have the opportunity to develop their skills in an international and cross-disciplinary environment where critical and creative thinking is fostered. This provides a dynamic and engaging learning environment where students can develop as skilled professionals and responsible citizens.