Welcome to the Faculty of Information Technology! Today we live in a digital age where information technology and artificial intelligence underpins almost everything we do. We need to look no further, just at the things we carry with us every day: smart phones, smart watches, wristbands that allow you to work, play, communicate, entertain, search for information, socialize with people, and lead a healthy life style. Behind all these gadgets is IT at work. The past few decades have witnessed tremendous social, economical, cultural, and political changes, and IT and AI has played a pivotal role in those changes. IT and AI profoundly alter the way we communicate with each other, search for information, keep in touch with our friends and families, carry out scientific endeavors, educate the next generation of leaders, voice our opinions, do shopping, and share with the rest of the world what we consider interesting. IT graduates today are in high demand in the job market.
The Faculty of Information Technology is one of the four founding faculties in Macau University of Science and Technology. We offer a comprehensive suite of degrees on the cutting edge of information technology and artificial intelligence: from three majors in the Bachelor of Science degree, three concentrations in the Master of Science degree, to three focuses in the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Our academic staffs have diverse and international background from USA, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Australia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, to Mainland China. The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021 by Subject: Computer Science indicates that Computer Science at Macau University of Science and Technology is ranked at 101-125 among 827 universities in the world. During the academic year of 2019 – 2020, faculty members carried out sixty nine funded research projects, totaling close to 75 million MOP and 4.26 million RMB. The research output during the period included 112 SCI/EI/other publications, and several patents. The release of “Essential Science Indicators (ESI) on May 9, 2019, by Clarivate Analytics (former Thomson Reuters) reveals that the Engineering field of M.U.S.T. has for the first time joined the rank of the top 1% among universities and research institutes across the world in the relevant area. At the end of 2019, the Faculty established an artificial intelligence supercomputing platform consisting of Nvidia GPUs to support our research programs. On the other hand, our students excelled in a number of national and international competitions such as IEEE Student Project Competition, Pan Pearl River Delta Region University IT Project Competition, National Undergraduate Student Math Modeling Competition, and National Graduate Student Math Modeling Competition, and have brought back numerous prizes.
Our mission is to promote the core values of the university, foster a learning environment that is conducive to producing tomorrow’s leaders in information technology, innovate on research to advance knowledge in the discipline, and transform knowledge into products and services to benefit the economic and social development in the region. And our vision is to be a Faculty of choice that is recognized for both of its high-quality education programs and innovative research programs in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
We are embarking on a journey of building a future world, one IT innovation at a time. I sincerely invite you to join us for the journey. Together let us make history.
Faculty of Information Technology
Chair Professor and Dean