|EuroCham visited MCM College at University of Macau|
On 28th January 2019, Mrs. Ingrid Reinli, the General Manager of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, was invited to visit the Moon Chun Memorial College (“MCM College”) at University of Macau. Prof. Kevin Thompson, the president of the Board of Directors of the Macau European Chamber of Commerce and founding master of MCM College, warmly welcomed and hosted us with his team.
Prof. Thompson introduced the founding history of MCM College and the concept of bringing in the model of British colleges in the University of Macau. Established from scratch in 2013, MCM College is one of the ten colleges of the University of Macau. It seeks to nurture the collective talents of its students, faculty, and the UM Community to build a vibrant, world class college centre enhanced by music, sciences and the arts.
Moon Chun Memorial College, which has been under Prof. Thompson’s directorship since 2013, offers a diverse array of facilities to enrich the lives of students, fellows, and staff. Prof. Thompson and the team showed us their dance studio, fitness room, music studios and college hall. Along with the photos of past events and achievements in the corridors, the MCM College impressed us with its dedication and multiple cooperation with professional firms and international organizations, such as Ernst & Young and Le French May Arts Festival, to promote an inclusive, international cultural exchange.
About Prof. Kevin Thompson
Prof. Thompson is a musician, conductor, educator and promoter of arts and culture. Due to his dedication to education and the arts, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2011, a Knight Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2012, and a Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour in 2017.
Before joining the University of Macau, he ran the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Dartington College of Arts and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
About Macau European Chamber of Commerce (“MECC”)
The Macau European Chamber of Commerce was founded in 2013. MECC aims to promote commercial, industrial, financial, scientific and other economic exchanges of all types between Macau and Europe, as well as to foster bilateral cooperation among the business communities, thereby helping diversify Macau’s economy. The Chamber also serves as a platform of communication for its Members to express their interests and coordinate with each other.
MECC was founded by six European chambers of commerce in Macau, namely France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Romania and the United Kingdom, whereas Instituto de Promoção do Comércio e do Investimento de Macau and Institute of European Studies of Macau are the Honorary members. Other members consist of organisations such as The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau and individuals with an interest in developing friendly commercial relations between European countries and Macau.