Standing out! The Graduate Student of the Faculty Obtained the Dr. Liu Chak Wan Scholarship to Pursue Further Studies in the University of Oxford

Mr. Zhang Jia Wei, an undergraduate student of 2020 Class, obtained the Dr. Liu Chak Wan Scholarship to pursue further studies in the University of Oxford. He is the first graduate who obtained the scholarship in M.U.S.T. Previously, Mr. Zhang has been awarded the degree of Master of Laws in University of California, Berkeley.

Macau University of Science and Technology is partnering up with University of Oxford, to offer the Dr. Liu Chak Wan Scholarships, commencing academic year 2022/2023, to support two graduates of M.U.S.T. to undertake Master Degrees at the University of Oxford each year. The scholarships are made possible thanks to the generosity of  M.U.S.T.’s Chancellor, Dr. Liu Chak Wan, and will cover the cost of the recipient’s course fees and living expenses in Wolfson College, Oxford. Wolfson College is one of the largest graduate colleges in the University of Oxford. Dr. Liu Chak Wan plans to offer more opportunities to M.U.S.T. students to undertake further studies and broaden their international vision. He looks forward to the day when the scholarship recipients return to offer their expertise and share their multi-cultural experience. He is eager to witness how they would utilise their multi-faceted intellectual approaches to propose new measures to promote Macao and China’s development.

 

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Zhang Jia Wei were diligent and had excellent academic performance during his undergraduate study, for which he was awarded as excellent student of the Principal’s List. With definite targets, Mr.Zhang found his interests in Law of Intellectual Property Rights, particularly Copyright Law. He made thorough research and published several professional essays with the guidance of lecturers, which won several prizes.

 

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Mr. Zhang Jia Wei obtained the degree of Bachelor of Laws in Macau University of Science and Technology

 

Completing his undergraduate study, Zhang Jia Wei pursued further study in University of California, Berkeley. He held office as a reviewer of Berkeley Technology Law Journal and assisted his professor in the revision work of some sections of the California Privacy Right Act as the research assistant.

 

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Mr. Zhang Jia Wei obtained the degree of Master of Laws in University of California, Berkeley

 

Mr Zhang Jia Wei said that the program of MPhil in Law in the University of Oxford offers all-round legal methods for candidates, lying solid foundation for their coming research, that is why he applied the program.

Mr. Zhang expressed his gratitude to Dr. Liu Chak Wan for his generosity and he said Dr. Liu Chak Wan’s kindness and expectation to Macao’s education will motivate more youngsters to pursue greater achievement sedulously. Meanwhile, he also express his appreciation to teachers in the Faculty of Law. He said he would like to be a legal researcher who excels in Information Law and Science and Technology Law and he would commit to pursue information regulation modes which are most conducive to promote public interests through combining methods of Law and Economics,Law and Social Science.

Established in 2000, the Faculty of Law offers undergraduate program of Bachelor of Laws, postgraduate programs in six majors including Master of Laws, Juris Master, Master of Laws in Criminal Justice, Master of International Economic and Commercial Law, Master of International Arbitration, and Doctor of Philosophy in Law in nine majors. In accordance with the principle of “one country, two systems”, the Faculty conducts parallel courses of Macau Law and Chinese Law in its Degree Program of Bachelor of Laws and puts more weights on the study of comparative law and cross-border legal issues for its Degree Programs of Master of Laws. It always puts emphasis on both theories and practices in teaching and makes ongoing efforts to upgrade curriculum to nurture comprehensive legal talents that conform to the trend of local and international development. The Faculty of Law is one of the first batch members of the Mainland-Hong Kong-Macau Law Education Alliance and the young member of the Asian Law Institute. Together with Macau Anti–Money Laundering Specialists Association, the Faculty established the Macau Exam Centre of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), which is authorized by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists”(ACAMS). It set up Master of Financial Crime and Supervision program to enhance the regional talent pool of anti-money laundering and financial supervision, serving the area and the Macao society. Moreover, the Faculty has established the Research Center for Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Legal Practice and Education Centre and Macao Centre for Law and Finance. Permitted by the Ministry of Education, the Faculty jointly established the Macau Intellectual Property Research Centre with the Intellectual Property Study Centre of the Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, which is a key partner research base out of the Mainland China for Humanitarian and Social Sciences of the Ministry of Education. The Macau Research Centre for the Judicial Training Base of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization was established under the cooperation between the Faculty and the judicial training base of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Taking the advantage of Macao’s traditional and unique geographic superiority, that is, where the East and the West meet, the Faculty actively carries out foreign academic and teaching exchange activities, and has built up effective cooperative relationships with foreign academic institutions and professional units. The Faculty of Law has formed its unique and distinctive characteristics in the multi-cultural historic context and trend of cross-domain development on law. It is constantly enhancing its overall strength and academic influence, committing to nurturing professional legal talents with the dream of rule by law, who are both virtuous, talented and dedicated to serve for people and society.

 

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