Led by Prof. Yu Xingzhong, the Director of the IAS, a 12-member team visited the State Key Laboratories and research centres/institutes in N21 and N22 on November 14, 2022, with the aim of understanding the current scientific research development of UM and promoting interdisciplinary research collaborations within the university.

The team was warmly welcomed by the visiting units, including Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences (CCBS), Center of Data Science(CDS) and Intelligent Supercomputing Center (SICC) of the Institute of Collaborative Innovation (ICI), State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI (SKL-AMSV), State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City (SKL-IOTSC), Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences of the University of Macau (SKL-ICMS) and the Frontier Science Center for Precision Oncology of the Ministry of Education. The unit representatives gave a presentation on their research development and showed the team the outcome of their research achievements. The team learned more about their research efforts in the areas of brain sciences, artificial intelligence, big data studies, smart sensing, smart energy, intelligent transport, public safety, disaster prevention, Chinese medical sciences, anti-cancer research and animal experiments.

This exchange activity provided the fellows and the team inspiration and possibilities from which they have identified a point of convergence with their own discipline research to explore topics that integrate humanities and sciences, promoting cross-discipline dialogue and potential collaborations in the future.