Macau Winter School

The 2013 Winter School on Urban Hybridity in the Post-Colonial Age is organized by the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) and runs in partnership with the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Macau. 

The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) is a research and exchange platform based in Leiden, the Netherlands. IIAS encourages the multi‐disciplinary and comparative study of Asia and promotes national and international cooperation, acting as an interface between academic and non‐academic partners, including cultural, social and policy organisations. The main research foci are Asian cities, dynamics of cultural heritage, and the global projection of Asia. These themes are broadly framed so as to maximise interactions and collaborative initiatives. IIAS is also open to new ideas of research and policy‐related projects.

In keeping with the Dutch tradition of transferring goods and ideas, IIAS works both as an academically informed think tank and as a clearinghouse of knowledge. It provides information services, builds networks and sets up cooperative programmes. Among IIAS activities are the organisation of seminars, workshops and conferences, outreach programmes for the general public, the publication of an internationally renowned newsletter, support of academic publication series, and maintaining a comprehensive database of researchers and Asian studies institutions. IIAS hosts the secretariats of the European Alliance for Asian Studies and the International Convention of Asian Scholars. In this way, IIAS functions as a window on Europe for non‐European scholars, contributing to the cultural rapprochement between Asia and Europe. | More information

Being the largest faculty of the University of Macau, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSH) consists of the Department of Chinese, Department of Communication, Department of Economics, Department of English, Department of Government and Public Administration, Department of History, Department of Portuguese, Department of Psychology, and Department of Sociology, and offers comprehensive and diverse undergraduate and graduate programmes.

In addition, there are four research centres in FSH: Centre for Chinese Culture, Centre for Japanese Studies, Centre for Luso-Asian Studies, and Social Science Research Centre on Contemporary China, all of which work closely with the faculty of various programmes and provide teaching and research support while conducting their respective research projects independently.

FSH aims to equip students with the vision, knowledge and skills that they need to become global citizens, capable of working, living and playing leadership roles in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world. Graduates from FSH are much sought after by prestigious graduate schools and employers in various sectors, in Macao, China and overseas. Please visit for more information.