The Institute of Global and Public Affairs is interdisciplinary platform for the promotion and facilitation of teaching, research and institutional exchanges on various local, national, regional, international, and global issues among scholars, students, professionals and policy makers at the University of Macau, Greater China, East Asia, Europe and North America.
IGPA is also the coordination and integration of scholarly endeavors and enterprises related to international and public affairs. This field is broadly defined and encompasses various academic departments and programs at the University of Macau, thereby taking advantage of the University’s comprehensive research capability. The organized activities of the IGPA- such as conferences, seminars, workshops, research projects, dialogues, lecture series, etc. – are designed to benefit both students and scholars at the University of Macau and the Macau community as a whole. IGPA is also the integration of regional academic disciplines relating to international and public affairs, allowing the University of Macau to serve as a hub facilitating scholarly exchange and policy dialogue in Macau, Hong Kong, South China, Southeast Asia and East Asia.
The IGPA will create various research programs to study major political, economic, social, religious and cultural issues that dominate the domestic and international agenda. International studies, as defined by this institute, encompass all phenomena that are globally orientated. The IGPA will be devoted to the contemporary and historical understandings of global societies, cultures, languages and systems of government, as well as to the complex relationships between countries that shape the world in which we live. Domestic public policy issues are also within the scope of the Institute. As an interdisciplinary research institution, the IGPA is designed to integrate and coordinate international and public affairs-oriented research in the various fields of social sciences and humanities on campus.
The main research areas and directions will include, but not be limited to, public policies and issues in Macau and Hong Kong, Sino-American relations, Sino-European relations, China’s relations with Portuguese-speaking countries, Chinese foreign policies, China’s periphery relations, Macau and Hong Kong’s external relations, cross-Straits relations, East Asian international relations, Asia-Pacific economic integration, world religions and cultural studies, and public diplomacy.
Please visit the website of IGPA for details of the Institute and its events and activities: Institute of Global and Public Affairs