The City University of Macau (CityU Macau) inherited the legacy of the University of East Asia – the first university in Macao founded by Chinese patriots in 1981 – and was officially renamed to its current title in 2011. With strategic development and reform, CityU Macau has been offering more innovative and interdisciplinary programmes to meet society’s needs.

The University has set its main campus in Taipa and the other two on the Macao Peninsula. It enables students to access learning and library services across the city and to enjoy multi-campus experience. As of the academic year 2022/2023, CityU Macau has nurtured a wealth of high-calibre professionals who have been a key driving force behind the rapid socio-economic development in Macao, China, and further afield.

With the motto of “Virtue, Knowledge, Practice”, the University, as one of Macao’s four comprehensive universities, has been shouldering its social responsibility to educate a wealth of talents who are able to put knowledge into practice. The University upholds a pedagogical philosophy that blends theory and practice as a full-fledged metropolitan university with Macao Characteristics, China Soul, and Global Vision.


Gateway to Greater Bay Area, China, and the World

The University has teamed up with top institutions to forge a strong platform in delivering research excellence. At present, CityU Macau has 17 distinctive research institutions supported by the Macao SAR government and central governments. With Macao’s positioning as the interface between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries, the University is a key partner in the China-Portugal Joint Laboratory of Cultural Heritage Conservation Science supported by the Belt and Road Initiative. In terms of fostering a deeper cultural understanding and mutual appreciation, CityU facilitates learning and teaching of the Chinese language and culture among Portuguese-speaking countries and regions through its “Chinese Language Education and Cultural Exchange Center for Portuguese-Speaking Countries” and the “Training Base for Chinese Language Educators in Portuguese-Speaking Countries and Regions.”

CityU Macau plays an integral part in the integration of higher education in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Guangdong-Macao Intensive Cooperation Zone. As a city where Chinese and Western cultures meet, Macao is a window to the world, in particular to Portuguese-speaking countries. The University benefits from ample opportunities and resources for expansion with policy support. The academics provide consulting services to governments in the areas of Cross-Border Data Flows and Applications between Macao and Hengqin, Modern Finance, Social Work Services, and Interdisciplinary Geriatric Care.

CityU Macau is going through a phase of rapid growth. If you are a bright and curious student, or experienced scholar in Humanities, Social Sciences, or Data Science, we would like to hear from you and welcome you to join the University.

As CityU Macau continues to broaden its international horizons with a pronounced emphasis on discipline development underpinned by data science, it is on its path to consolidate its position as a leading metropolitan university with international impact. The University has set out the following five pillars to strengthen academic influence:

  • Applied Linguistics & Intercultural Communication, i.e., Chinese Culture, Cultural Heritages, Portuguese Studies, Languages Across Cultures
  • Data Science, i.e., Data Security, Cross Border Data, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science
  • Fintech, i.e., Modern Finance, Green Finance, Financial Law
  • Health Science and Happiness, i.e., Social Work, Applied Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Ageing, Anti-Stress, Sports Science, Diet and Nutrition
  • City Development, i.e., Cultural Heritage, Urban Science, Smart City, City Development, City Sustainability, City Image


Research Excellence

CityU Macau has an ambitious plan to offer robust interdisciplinary programmes, such as Fintech, Digital Humanities, Intercultural communication, and Applied Linguistics, in Macao, making education in Second Language Learning and Acquisition, Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and Teaching Chinese for Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) available in the city. Besides, the University is dedicated to advancing Data Science, Smart City Development, Urban Planning, and Marine Heritage Conservation. It has been entrusted by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, the National Natural Sciences Fund, and the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund to conduct research projects on:

  • Based on Eye-Tracking Environmental Perception Analysis Using Metaverse Technology to Build Future City Experience Satisfaction Evaluation – Research on the Optimization of the Historic District of Macao
  • Driving Factors Configuration for Hotel Industry to Implement Green Supply Chain Management in Great Bay Area
  • Hengqin-Macao Urban Spatial Structure and Ecosystem Service Collaborative Optimisation based on the Systems Theory of Urban Science
  • Mechanism and Implementation Path of Empowering Tourism Service Innovation with Emerging Technologies
  • Privacy-Preserved Cross-border Data Collaborative Management for Credit Investigation
  • Privacy Protection Model and Key Technologies of Health Care Data for Smart Medical Care in Macao


Magnet to Top Minds

CityU Macau fosters a dynamic and supportive working environment where academic freedom and integrity are highly valued. At CityU Macau, experienced academics mentor junior scholars to help them develop teaching and research skills. The Research Management Office provides professional services for funding applications and patent registration. The University adopts an aggressive recruitment strategy across all disciplines worldwide, aiming to attract intellectuals and eminent academics to join the team. We welcome scholars who have a passion for research and teaching to join us. If you wish to start a career in Macao, we provide support and competitive benefits to help you settle in. Here are more career opportunities at CityU Macau.

CityU Macau is the cradle of application-oriented and versatile graduates with international visions. It currently offers over 40 Chinese-, English- and Portuguese-medium programmes to 10,000+ students through ten faculties:

The University advocates harmony among its students. Students at CityU Macau are encouraged to join clubs and cultural activities to make friends with similar interests. They will be immersed in a multicultural environment that facilitates foreign language learning. Funding and scholarships are provided to help students in need and to award students with outstanding learning performance. Details for admission could be found here.


The Whole-person development and Career Advancement

CityU Macau advocates whole-person development. Aside from academic study, the University develops students with their interpersonal communication and practical skills for workplace and career progression. It organises annual career fairs on campus where over 2,000 vacancies are offered, aiming to assist graduates in making their first step into the job market. Besides, the University facilitates translational research and encourages pioneering business projects. It prepares future scholars, scientists, and entrepreneurs through research stations, business connections, and experiential learning environment. Annual innovation and entrepreneurship competitions at the University also allow students to put their knowledge into practice and turn projects into careers.

CityU Macau boasts a robust global network with some 230 prestigious universities, businesses, and strategic partners, particularly those in Portuguese-speaking countries. The University encourages global exchanges and has played an active role in the Association of Universities of Portuguese Language (AULP), the European Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students (Erasmus programme), and the University Mobility Asia Pacific (UMAP) to name a few. These partnerships help gear the University’s research capacity in producing translational output that benefits society, and also provide exchange and internship programmes for students and faculty which broaden their horizons with exceptional learning experiences.


City University of Macau 的授予学科

  • Arts & humanities

    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Architecture
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Education

    • Education
  • Law

    • Law
  • Social sciences

    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • social work
    • Tourism and Hotel Management
    • Cultural Industries Management
    • Data Science
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Psychology

    • Psychology