UM exhibits graduation projects to promote academia-industry collaboration

Guests learn about the students’ final projects

The University of Macau’s (UM) Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) recently held the Dean’s Final Year Project List Presentation Ceremony and Project Exhibition 2021.
The event exhibited 25 selected projects to showcase the students’ learning achievements, with five of them being rated as ‘outstanding projects’. Through this event, the university hoped to create a platform for academia-industry exchange, enhance academia-industry collaboration, and promote technology transfer.

According to Wong Pak Kin, associate dean (academic affairs) of the FST, in order to promote the diversification of Macao’s industries, the FST attaches great importance to the training of scientists and researchers. In addition to commending outstanding students, this exhibition aimed to provide a platform for interactions between companies and local institutions of higher education in order to increase opportunities for collaboration and enhance the effectiveness of academia-industry collaboration. Hundreds of student projects have been exhibited since the exhibition was first launched in 2012. Wong added that the FST would continue to promote technological advances through similar activities, and would continue to listen to the feedback from industry to make continuous progress, so that the community could better understand the technological achievements and creative projects of its students.

Following a rigorous selection process, a total of 40 outstanding students from various departments in the faculty, namely the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Department of Computer and Information Science, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Electromechanical Engineering, and the Department of Mathematics, were awarded for a total of 25 projects that covered a wide range of fields, including water quality, cultural heritage conservation, environmental and hydraulic engineering, computer graphics and visual computing, software engineering, machine learning, architectural design, power engineering, and artificial intelligence. Nearly 100 corporate management team members, government officials, industry practitioners, professors, and students attended the event to celebrate the scientific achievements of FST graduates.

Guests attending the opening ceremony included Lam Hin San, director of the Transport Bureau; Leong Weng Kun, director of the Meteorological and Geophysics Bureau; Lei Kuong Leong, Head of the Division of Information Technology of CTT; Chan Chou Weng, head of the Technology Application and Support Division of the Economic and Technological Development Bureau; Sam Hio Tong, head of the Division of Quality Assurance of the Education and Youth Development Bureau; Lei Chi Man, chief executive officer of InfoMacro Information Technology Limited; Ao Ieong Chi Wai, chief technology officer of eRS Information Technology Ltd; Lei Kam Kim, director of the Center of Informatics of Civil Engineering Laboratory of Macau; Chan Chee Pong, senior vice president of facilities management of Galaxy Entertainment Group; Candy Ng, associate director of human resources of Sands China Limited; Benjamin Yue, principal advisor of Companhia de Electricidade de Macau; and Liem Tao, senior manager of the Information System and Technology Department of the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center.

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