Chief Executive Chui Sai On met with the President of Jinan University, Hu Jun, to exchange views on the tertiary education sector and on talent development on Friday.
The CE was on a two-day visit to Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, following an invitation from Jinan University to participate in the celebrations of the institution’s 110th anniversary.
According to the Government Information Bureau, Chui acknowledged that students who graduated from the university had made great contributions in different sectors of the region’s community.
Chui claimed that a great number of talented people in Macau had been educated at the University, thus such residents provided a basis for the further development of the MSAR.
The government would continue to strengthen its partnership with the Jinan University, in a bid to provide more opportunities for Macau’s young people to study there, and to support the city’s development by ensuring it had a supply of talented people.
Meanwhile, Jinan University will increase the quota of local youths admissible to the institution, while continuing to cooperate with the MSAR and people from different sectors of the community in Macau, in order to foster talent development and the training of a greater number of professionals.
During the meeting, Chui and Hu spoke highly of the efforts to promote closer ties between the local government and Jinan University.
Earlier this year, there was a controversy over the RMB100 million donated by the Macau Foundation to Jinan University. The New Macau Association claimed that Chui Sai On had a conflict of interest in the donation, since he is the president of the Council of Trustees of the Macau Foundation and also a Vice Chairman of the Jinan University Council.