The University of Macau is the only public comprehensive university located in Macau, being the leading tertiary institution of the city which has excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. Founded in 1981, it is the oldest higher educational institution in Macau, as well as the largest university in the city in terms of faculty size and programmes offered.It was established as the University of East Asia, which was a private university followed British university structure and most students came from British Hong Kong. As the preparation of Macau's handover, it was renamed to University of Macau, acquired as a public university and reformed to Portuguese university structure by the government of Portuguese Macau.The university's campus is located in Taipa. It is organised into eight residential colleges and seven academic faculties. The main medium of instruction is English, while certain courses are taught in Chinese, Portuguese and Japanese.The university has been relocated to the new campus in August 2014 at Hengqin Island, Zhuhai, Guangdong but continues to operate under Macau SAR jurisdiction. Wikipedia.
Teo T.,University of Macau
Computers and Education | Year: 2014
This study examines the factors that explain teachers' technology acceptance. A sample of 673 primary and secondary school teachers gave their responses to a 16-item technology acceptance measure for pre-service teachers (TAMPST). Results of this study showed teachers have a generally positive level of technology acceptance and that the TAMPST is a valid tool to be applied to teachers although it was originally developed to test pre-service teachers. Tests for measurement invariance and latent mean differences on the five factors in the TAMPST provided support for full and partial configural, metric, and partial scalar invariance by gender, length of service in teaching, and teaching level. The tests of latent mean differences found significant differences by gender for perceived ease of use, with male teachers rating higher than their female counterparts. Between teachers with shorter and longer years of teaching service, statistical significance was found in the mean differences for perceived ease of use and attitude towards technology use. No significant mean differences in each of the five factors were found between the primary and secondary teachers. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Wu J.,University of Macau
Research Policy | Year: 2012
Drawing on the strategic alliances and innovation literature, this study proposes that the impact of technological collaboration on product innovation is contingent on market competition and sectoral technology characteristics. Specifically, it argues that the generally observed positive effect of technological collaboration on product innovation may be diluted in highly competitive markets, and the interactive effect of technological collaboration and market competition on product innovation will be further moderated by sectoral technological intensity. Data on the product innovation and technological collaboration of 944 Chinese firms across five manufacturing sectors provide robust support for the contingent effects of technological collaboration on product innovation. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
University of Macau | Date: 2015-06-17
This invention is directed to the use of Schisantherin A or Schizandrin C in treating and/preventing neurodegenerative diseases.
University of Macau | Date: 2016-01-06
According to one aspect of the present disclosure, an ultra-low voltage current reused voltage-controlled oscillator and transconductance-capacitor filter is provided. The circuit includes a voltage-controlled oscillator stacked atop a transconductance-capacitor filter. The voltage-controlled oscillator includes a node one, a node two, a node three, a node four, an inductance, a variable capacitor, a first switched element, a second switched element, a third switched element, and a fourth switched element. The transconductance-capacitor filter includes a first resistor, a second resistor, a fifth switched element, a sixth switched element, a seventh switched element, and an eighth switched element.
University of Macau | Date: 2015-09-23
The present invention discloses a gain-boosted n-path passive-mixer-first receiver. According to another aspect of the present disclosure, a gain-boosted n-path passive-mixer-first receiver is provided. The receiver includes a number n of switch-capacitor (sc) sets, a resistor, and a transconductance amplifier. The sc sets connect in parallel, and the sc sets have a first node and a second node. The resistor connects to the first node. The transconductance amplifier connects to the resistor and the second node.
University of Macau | Date: 2015-04-10
According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a control-engaged electrode-driving method for droplet actuation is provided. The method includes, a first voltage is provided to a first electrode for licking off a droplet. A second voltage is naturally discharged to a third voltage for maintaining a droplet movement. A fourth voltage is provided to the first electrode for accelerating the droplet. Naturally discharging from the second voltage to the third voltage and providing the fourth voltage to the first electrode are repeated. The first voltage is provided to a second electrode when a centroid of the droplet reaching a centroid of the first electrode. Naturally discharging from the second voltage to the third voltage and providing the fourth voltage to the second electrode are repeated.
University of Macau | Date: 2015-04-10
According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a control-engaged electrode-driving method for droplet actuation is provided. The method includes, a first pulse is provided to a first electrode for kicking off a droplet till a centroid of the droplet reaching a centroid of the first electrode. A second pulse is provided to a second electrode when a leading edge of the droplet reaching the second electrode.
University of Macau | Date: 2015-04-07
According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a digital microfluidic system is provided. The digital microfluidic system includes a device, a control electronics, a field programmed gate array (FPGA), and a computer. The device includes a droplet on an electrode array, where the electrode array includes a plurality of electrodes. The control electronics connects to the device and provides an actuation pulse to the electrodes, where the control electronics generates a capacitance-derived frequency signal. The FPGA connects to the control electronics and collects the capacitance-derived frequency signal. The computer connects to the FPGA, the computer uses a frequency of the capacitance-derived frequency signal to calculate a precise droplet position and generates a duration voltage signal.
University of Macau, Hong Kong Baptist University and Kaohsiung Medical University | Date: 2016-05-31
A compound of the formula: Also, a method for antagonizing STAT3 dimerization in a patient in need thereof which by administering to such patient a therapeutically acceptable dose of the compound of Formula I. Further, a method for treating a cancer patient in need thereof by administering a therapeutically effective dose of the compound of Formula I.
University of Macau | Date: 2016-09-09
This invention is directed to novel compounds isolated or derived from Alpiniae oxyphyllae fructus, chemically synthesized novel compounds, methods of preparing the novel compounds and uses thereof as neuroprotectants or drugs for treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinsons disease.