DSEDJ led USJ and 6 other local Universities to Malaysia





The Education and Youth Development Bureau (DSEDJ) led a delegation of 7 Macao Universities from April 26 to 29 in Malaysia for international student recruitment.

The Education and Youth Development Bureau (DSEDJ) led a delegation of 7 Macao higher education institutes from April 26 to 29, 2023, to Malaysia for international student recruitment. The Director of DSEDJ, Mr. Kong Chi Meng, the Deputy Director, Mr. Teng Sio Hong, and the Senior managements delegation including representatives from the University of Saint Joseph Macao (USJ), University of Macau, Macao Polytechnic University, Institution for Tourism of Macao, Macao University of Science and Technology, City University of Macau and Kiang Wu Nursing College, attended the 4-day official visit.

USJ vice-rector Professor Álvaro Barbosa represented USJ Macao on behalf of rector Rev. Professor Stephen Morgan in this visit assembled for all Higher Education Institute’s rectors. DSEDJ coordinated visits to local university and high schools with the United Chinese Schools Committee Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong) to introduce Macao’s higher education institutions and research developments. The Macao delegation visited the Head Quarter of Dong Zong and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the cooperation for student recommendations and promotions with each University that participated in this visit.

Dong Zong has strong connections with 63 Chinese Schools throughout Malaysia with a long working history since 1954. Under the coordination of Dong Zong, the delegation also paid a courtesy visit to Universiti Turku Abdul Rahman,  Universiti of Malaya, and 6 other chinese high schools in Kuala Lumpur.

The Chinese press Sing Chew Daily also exclusively promoted this trip and reported on the purpose of this Macao delegation. The delegation also visited Sing Chew Daily to build stronger connections with media from Malaysia and better understand Malaysia’s promotional strategies. A student information session was also held on the last day for prospective Malaysian students, their parents, and teachers.

Representatives from USJ include Ms. Isadora Leung, Head of Communication and Public Relations Office (CPRO), and Ms. Mavis I, Senior Officer of Student Recruitment Affairs.

Other participating rectors or representatives include: Song YongHua, Im Sio Kei (Macao Polytechnic University), Fanny Vong Chuk Kwan (Maco Institute for Tourism Studies), Joseph Lee Hun Wei (Macau University of Science and Technology), Chin Chee Seong (City University of Macau), and Joe Cheong Pak Leng (Kiang Wu Nursing College).