Welcome to the Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Macau!

The Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (IAS) serves as the administrative platform that integrates various areas of academic work to advance innovative research across disciplinary borders within humanities and social sciences. Building upon the existing strengths in relevant fields, we strive to:

  • promote interdisciplinary team research projects that meet or exceed international standards,
  • create a culture of collaboration and synergy through well-thought-out strategies and organizational plans, and
  • enhance overall research capacity in areas deemed of strategic importance.

Furthermore, through our continuous endeavour, we aim to:

  • raise our standing for high-quality engaged research in humanities and social sciences,
  • cultivate a new generation of top-notch talent in the fields, and
  • stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration between humanities and sciences.

Finally, it is an essential part of our mission to bring research results into society. We hope to make a substantial contribution to Macao’s long-term stability and prosperity by providing policy advice on issues such as social development, regional integration, and the Greater Bay Area.

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