The Science and Technology Development Fund Committee visits USJ’s Green Campus
Rector Stephen Morgan introduced the Ilha Verde Campus to the delegation of The Science and Technology Development Fund Committee (FDCT) on Oct 8.
On the afternoon of October 8, 2020 (Thursday), The Science and Technology Development Fund Committee (FDCT) Administrative Committee visited the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) and was welcomed by the Rector, Rev. Professor Stephen Morgan with the senior management team of USJ. Among the delegation were the President of Administrative Committee, Mr. Chan Wan Hei Samuel, Members of Administrative Committee, Mr. Dominic K.L. Ip and Mr. Paulo Cheang Kun Wai, Chief of S&T Development and Research Department, Mr. Sky K.O. Chan, and Senior Technician of Financial Support Department, Mr. Joe T.F. Tang.
Mr. Chan mentioned that the Macao SAR Government is particularly committed and supportive towards local science and technology development and knowledge transformation. He pointed on the Chief Executive’s objectives on science and technology development policies, that research projects should provide practical achievements and contributions to local economic diversification and social development. Higher Educational Institutions should aim to conduct productive and functional research findings that generate benefits to the society. Therefore, the new direction on research funding will focus more on scientific transformation research and applied science and technology.
Rector, Rev. Professor Stephen Morgan introduced the Ilha Verde Campus of USJ to the delegation as “a sustainable and a green campus designed by students and for the students”. As a local “green campus”, USJ aims to contribute towards a sustainable development of Macao by providing scientific approaches and cultivating professional talents. Like the recent conducted research on Macao’s Mangroves and Maritime projects sponsored by FDCT, USJ will continue to coordinating research on environmental science, architect and service design projects to facilitate the policies and implementations in Macao’s sustainable development. As a local higher educational institute and rooted in its traditions, USJ will uphold the institutional accountability in providing Macao a sustainable society.
A campus tour led by Rev. Professor Stephen Morgan and the management team concluded the visit in the afternoon in a warm and friendly atmosphere.