Tse Chi Wai to give Doctor honoris causa Lecture on Chinese medical sciences

UM’s Honorary Doctor Tse Chi Wai will give a lecture on the training of professionals in Chinese medical sciences.

Tse Chi Wai, an honorary doctor of the University of Macau (UM) and a renowned educator, on Wednesday 12 April will give a Doctor honoris causaLecture, titled ‘A Stroke of Serendipity: How I Came to Join the Cause for the Advancement of Chinese Medicine’, at UM. Dr Tse will talk about how he became involved in research in Chinese medical sciences and the training of professionals in the field. He will also share his experiences in writing teaching materials for the subject and his views on the development of Chinese medical sciences in Macao. All are welcome.

Dr Tse Chi Wai was born and completed his secondary education in Macao. He later received his bachelor of science degree in mathematics as well as master’s and PhD degrees in physics in the United States. During his 30-year presidency at Hong Kong Baptist University, he actively promoted holistic education and successfully raised HKBU’s academic standards. Under his leadership, Hong Kong Baptist College obtained university status. In 2001, invited by the then chief executive of the Macao SAR, Dr Tse became the chair of the University Council of UM, which position he held until 2014, with the major agenda of revamping UM’s governance, revising its charter, expediting its modernisation and internationalisation, and leading the new campus project.

In addition to his contributions to higher education, Dr Tse has also served as the director of the Research Center for Sustainable Development Strategies of the Macao SAR, and is currently a member of the University Assembly of UM, chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Chinese Medicine, and vice chair of the Trustees Committee of the University of Macau Development Foundation. His significant contribution to international higher education has earned him ten honorary doctorates and three titles of honorary professorship conferred by reputable universities in Europe, the United States, Australia, mainland China, and Hong Kong. Last year, he received a Degree of Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causafrom UM.

The lecture will start at 4:00pm in the Lecture Theatre of Anthony Lau Building (E4-G078), UM. It will be conducted in Cantonese, with simultaneous interpretation into Mandarin and English. Those who are interested please register at https://isw.umac.mo/evm/register/cw_tse. For enquiries please call 8822 8061.

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