The Macao SAR government held a ceremony to award decorations, medals, and certificates of merit to individuals and organisations in recognition of their achievements and contributions to society on 18 February 2022. Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng officiated at the ceremony. UM Vice Rector Rui Martins was awarded the Medal of Merit – Education, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to education.
Prof Martins considers the medal to be a significant recognition of his contributions to higher education in Macao, and to UM in particular, over the past three decades. According to him, the medal also means a lot to the State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI of UM because it is a recognition of the efforts of the lab’s local faculty members who have been working closely and tirelessly in teaching and research to enhance Macao’s international reputation.
The other UM members who received awards at the ceremony are the State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine (SKL-QRCM) of the University of Macau (UM), UM University Assembly member Chui Sai Cheong and UM alumnus U Seng Pan, who were awarded the Medal of Merit – Professions, Decoration of Honour – Golden Lotus and the Medal of Merit – Industry and Commerce, respectively.