Source: Communications Office

Ma Man Kei and Lo Pak Sam College was founded in the fall of 2016. With a donation of MOP30,000,000 from Lo Pak Sam Memorial Limited to University of Macau Development Foundation (UMDF) in February 2015 to support the development of Residential Colleges, UM named the 9th Residential College after Mr. Ma Man Kei and Madam Lo Pak Sam in order to express deep gratitude and honor of their generous donation.

Mr. MA Man Kei (1919-2014), born in Nanhai, Guangdong Province, was an outstanding social activist, a famous patriot, and a prominent figure in Macau business community. Serving as the President of Macau Chamber of Commerce for life, Mr. MA was the Member of the Standing Committee of the Sixth and Seventh National People’s Congress (NPC) and Member of the Eighth NPC. He also served as the Member and Standing Committee of the Fifth and Sixth Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and Vice Chairman of the Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh CPPCC.

Madam LO Pak Sam (1922-2000), born in Panyu, Guangdong Province, was a well-known patriot and a social worker in women and children’s affairs. She was the Executive Member of All-China Women’s Federation and the President of the Women’s General Association of Macau. Enthusiastic about public welfare and caring about education, she was the main founder of the Women’s General Association of Macau and a number of educational institutions for children. Madam Lo made a significant contribution to improving women’s social and family status and developing children’s education in Macau.

Mr. MA and Madam LO married in 1943. After marriage, they worked together to pursue the patriotic cause of Macau and enthusiastically support the education of Macau. Dr. Ma had served as the Chairman of the University Council of University of East Asia, Macau (former University of Macau) and devoted a great deal to the University’s education.

In order to express the deep gratitude and honor their generous donation, the University of Macau also erected Ma Man Kei Lo Pak Sam bronze statue, which was made by famous sculptor-Professor Cao Chong En in 1991 and is stored in the lobby of MLC.






Recreation of Wonderland 再造美境

To correspond with the development plan and strategy of University of Macau, Ma Man Kei and Lo Pak Sam College (W33) entered the expansion stage. Under the leadership of College Master Prof. YANG Liu, all staff and students moved to W31 to work and study. This picture shows the appearance of Ma Man Kei and Lo Pak Sam College after the one-year expansion phase. The new W33 has added two floors, which can accommodate more students to live and study. The whole building has become more majestic.


New Look of the College After Expansion 書院擴建後的大樓新貌