To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region, in the morning of 17th April, 2024, University of Macau (UM), in collaboration with Macao Polytechnic University, Macao University of Tourism, Academy of Public Security Forces, Macau University of Science and Technology, City University of Macau and Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau held the first Macau’s higher education institutions joint flag-raising ceremony to celebrate these dual milestones.

Prof. YANG Liu, College Master of MLC, along with Associate Master Dr. Gary Fung, Resident Fellow Dr. Venus Viana, and Dr. Stanley Chan, together with MLC students, participated in the flag-raising ceremony. Under the warm morning sun in early April, students stood solemnly facing the Wall of Great Wisdom, sang the national anthem and witnessed the national flag rise and flutter in the wind with immense pride. Prof. Yonghua Song, Rector of the UM, delivered a speech under the national flag, expressed that the joint flag-raising ceremony not only demonstrated the unity and cooperation among the institutions but also showcased the collective efforts and responsibilities of the education sector in Macau. This sincere blessing from the universities in Macau is a special gift to the motherland and SAR government. He also commended the friendly cooperation among the universities and introduced the significant achievements of UM in the integrating into Macau’s development and promoting the construction of the Guangdong-Macao Intensive Cooperation Zone in Hengqin.

As an important part of patriotic education, this flag-raising ceremony deepened the patriotic spirit for the motherland and Macau among the teachers and students, inspiring young students to actively participate in the Greater Bay Area construction.