Macao Polytechnic Institute
Established on September 16, 1991, Macao Polytechnic Institute is a public and forward-looking institute, which was formerly a part of the University of East Asia, Macau. For just 10 years since its inception, the Institute has grown and prospered into a modern and fully equipped teaching and research facility with a team of experienced and dedicated academic staff. Macao Polytechnic Institute comprises of several academic, training and research units. The academic units include: the School of Languages and Translation, School of Business, School of Public Administration, School of Arts, School of Physical Education and Sports and the School of Health Sciences. The training and research units include: the Senior Academy, MPI–Bell Centre of English (also an English Testing Centre which is the only provider of IELTS and BULATS certification in Macao), Macao Tourism and Casino Career Centre ( managed jointly by the Macao Polytechnic Institute and the Institute for Tourism Studies), Centre of Continuing Education and Special Projects, Social Economic and Public Policy Research Centre, the Centre of Sino-Western Culture Studies and MPI-QMUL Information Systems Research Centre.
University of Macau
The genesis of the University of Macau dates back to March 1981 when its predecessor, the University of East Asia (UEA), was founded by Ricci Island West Limited. Privately owned and the first university in Macao, UEA was established with the assistance of the Government of Macao by a lease of land on Taipa Island, signifying the beginning of modern tertiary education in Macao. During the first few years after establishment, UEA mainly enrolled students from Hong Kong. To meet the demand for local human resources during the transition period of Macao before its handover to China, the then Macao-Portuguese Government entrusted the purchase of the University to the Macao Foundation in 1988. Subsequent restructuring led to the establishment of the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Technology and to the change of the duration of programmes from three-year to four-year. The Faculties of Law and Education were established afterwards and English remained the main teaching medium.