On the morning of November 23, a delegation led by Fr Peter Stilwell, the Rector of University of Saint Joseph (USJ), paid a visit to Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao S.A.R. Mr Xue Xiaofeng, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office, Ms Xu Ting, Mr Hong Bo and Mr Li Yongxian, Director-General, Director and Deputy Director of Department of Education and Youth Affairs respectively, received the USJ senior management team.
Mr Xue welcomed the delegation of USJ and expressed his appreciation of the University’s significant contribution in cultivating local talents and the development of Macao society. After introducing the new Senior Management Team (Vice-Rector Professor Keith Morrison, Vice-Rector Professor Alvaro Barbosa, Acting Vice-Rector Professor Rochelle Ge, Administrator Dr Raymond Lam and Registrar Professor Jenny Lao Phillips), Fr Peter Stilwell explained the recent development and long-term plan of the University. He emphasized the teaching and research advantages of USJ in environmental and marine sciences, creative industries, business management, Portuguese language and cultural studies, and introduced the new Centre for Education in Research. Mr Xue showed his support and confidence in USJ’s development, and hoped the University would play an important role against the background of “One Belt One Road” initiative and the development of the Greater Bay Area. He encouraged the University to continue its good tradition and strengthen the cooperation with the network of local schools in Macau to cultivate the civic responsibility of younger generation.