With the rapid development of the university, and in line with the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as the accelerated development of the Greater Bay Area, the university attaches more importance to the cultivation of local talents. To be in line with the development of the university, the School of Liberal Arts was officially established in March 2020. Liberal Arts education is a reform of the traditional higher education training model, which has become the consensus of the current global higher education. Its goal is to train students not only in having a broad knowledge base, an interdisciplinary vision, the ability to analyze and solve problems with a clear career development field and direction, but most importantly, with a sound personality and noble morale. In the era of globalization, liberal arts education pays more attention to the cultivation of first-rate talents with cross-cultural communication and cooperation skills, an innovative consciousness, and deftness towards lifelong learning.
SLA will continue to offer industry-academia collaboration Bachelor's degree programs. There will be a more diverse professional diploma certificate and bachelor degree programs in the future. Our school will strengthen cooperation with other academic units on our campus and actively enhance cooperation with internationally renowned institutions to create more opportunities for students to participate in international exchange programs. The school has launched the Bachelor of Commerce Degree Program and the Bachelor of Hospitality Management Degree Program, which welcomes local, Mainland-China students as well as international students to apply. Over the past decade, thousands of students were graduated from the SLA, we aim to improve the competitiveness of the Macao labor population, broaden students’ horizon and promote the upward mobility of working people, to create development prospects for Macau citizens.
The SLA is a Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Registered Centre, Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Approved Program Provider, and Academic Affiliate of Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). We offer accredited courses of many international renowned institutions, including CABE and UK’s Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). In 2017, the school became an accredited institution of the Hong Kong Institute of Financial Planners, offering CFPCM and AFPTM accredited education courses.
- Cultivating interdisciplinary, innovative and lifelong learning talents;
- Promoting cross-cultural exchanges and international cooperation;
- Serving the diversified development of local and regional economies.
To be a distinctive school that featured with high level of international standards and industry-academia collaboration.