Lei Pui Lam, Leong Lai, and Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes receive the Decoration of Honour – Golden Lotus, Medal of Merit – Education, and Medal of Merit – Tourism, respectively.|
The chief executive of Macao SAR with UM representatives|
Faculty, students, and staff congratulate UM on receiving the Medal of Merit – Education|
The award ceremony for 2016 recipients of
decorations, medals and certificates of merit from the Macao SAR government was
held today (6 January). The University of Macau (UM) received the Medal of
Merit—Education, in recognition of its outstanding contributions to education.
It is the first higher education institution in Macao to receive this honour.
Additionally, four UM members were awarded by the SAR government, for their
personal achievements, contributions to society, and services to the local
The award ceremony was held at the
Macao Cultural Centre. Chief Executive Chui Sai On presided over the ceremony.
UM Rector Wei Zhao received the medal on behalf of the university. UM is
grateful to the Macao SAR government and society for their support. It is also
appreciative of the hard work and long-standing support of its alumni, which
has brought honours for the alma mater. With great buildings and great
professors, UM is committed to providing a multifaceted education to the
students through a unique ‘4-in-1’ model of education that consists of
discipline-specific education, general education, research and internship
education, and community and peer education. UM believes that receiving the
Medal of Merit—Education shows local recognition of the efforts of its faculty
members and students. In the future, UM will continue to work hard in order to
scale new heights in teaching, research, and service.
The four UM members awarded
by the SAR government are Lei Pui Lam, vice chair of the University Council
(Decoration of Honour – Golden Lotus); Leong Lai, member of the University
Council (Medal of Merit – Education); Cândida da Silva Antunes Pires, emeritus
professor from the Faculty of Law (Medal of Merit – Professions); and Maria
Helena de Senna Fernandes, UM alumna (Medal of Merit – Tourism).
UM members who attended the ceremony
included University Council Chair Lam Kam Seng; Vice Rectors Lionel Ni, Rui Martins, and Kou Mei; Communications
Office Director Katrina Cheong; and representatives of UM alumni, faculty
members, and students.
Source: Communications Office
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