USJ and China Telecom (Macau) Company Limited Enter into a Memorandum of Understanding
Mr. Chen Wu, Director of China Telecom (Macau) Company Limited, and his delegation visited Ilha Verde Campus of University of Saint Joseph (USJ) and entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and a Scholarship Protocol on 19 May.
In the afternoon of 19 May, Mr. Chen Wu, Director of China Telecom (Macau) Company Limited, and his delegation visited Ilha Verde Campus of University of Saint Joseph (USJ) and entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and a Scholarship Protocol in the presence of Rector Stephen Morgan, Vice Rector Zhang Shuguang, Administrator Alejandro Salcedo Garcia, and other staff of USJ.
The China Telecom delegation visited the library, residential hall, audio-visual production, design and fabrication laboratories and the newly completed laboratory of applied neurosciences of USJ. Later, they had a discussion and attended a memorandum and agreement signing ceremony with the management and department heads of USJ.
At the meeting, Rector Stephen Morgan expressed his welcome and gratitude to China Telecom for setting up a scholarship system at USJ. He was pleased that the representatives of China Telecom enjoyed the campus and hoped to cooperate with China Telecom in more aspects in the future. Vice Rector Zhang Shuguang introduced the history and culture of USJ. USJ’s deep links with Portuguese-speaking countries have resulted in a highly international faculty and learning environment, and foreign teachers are from many countries and regions. In addition, USJ designs curricula based on European Union standards, and is the first tertiary institution in Macao to offer the Faculty of Design, with a focus on the humanities. USJ is gradually shifting its focus from the humanities and social sciences to the natural sciences. To this end, it has established the Institute for Data Engineering and Science, and the Institute of Science and Environment, both of which offer curricula that highly match with China Telecom’s corporate development needs for talents, research and development. Vice Rector Zhang looks forward to future cooperation with China Telecom in the area of research.
The Director of China Telecom, Mr. Chen, highly praised the international education provided by USJ and expressed his pleasure in developing a university-enterprise partnership to support students with outstanding performance through a scholarship system. In addition, China Telecom is also pleased to provide internship opportunities for students of USJ, such as internship programmes in Zhuhai, Guangdong, to enhance communication with USJ and integrate education and practice, so as to better cultivate talent required for corporate development. On the other hand, China Telecom is also making various attempts, such as smart transportation and unmanned driving. Cooperating with USJ in smart urban construction will be a good start for both parties to develop their strengths and achieve the common goal of cultivating talent for the community.
The signing ceremony was attended by Mr. Chen Wu, Director of China Telecom, Mr. Han Feng, General Manager of Enterprise Customer Department, Mr. Lin Xiting, Manager of the Sales Center of the Enterprise Customer Department and Mr. Ye Haoran, Deputy Manager of Human Resources Center of the Integrated Department. USJ was represented by Rector Prof. Stephen Morgan, Vice Rector Prof. Zhang Shuguang, Administrator Dr. Alejandro Salcedo Garcia, Prof. Jenny Lao-Phillips, Acting Dean of the School of Business, Prof. George Du, Dean of the Institute for Data Engineering and Science, and Ms. Teresa Loong, Director of Office for Student and Alumni Affairs.