23 APRIL 2024

The 13th Macau Collegiate International/European Union Knowledge Competition was successfully held on April 13, 2024 at the HSBC Lecture Hall, Lau Siu Wing Building, University of Macau. The theme of this competition is Europe and the European Union. Co-funded by the European Union’s Eramus+ programme, this activity was held under the auspice of the Jean Monnet Chair, held by Professor Weiqing Song, with the Department of Government and Public Administration (DGPA), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau. This competition is organized by the Youth Association for International Studies (YAIA) of the University of Macau, and is strongly supported and sponsored by the Department of Student Affairs the Department of Government and Administration of the Faculty of Social Sciences, of the University of Macau and the Institute of European Studies of Macau (IEEM). This competition attracted a total of 9 teams of 18 participants in the competition and many other students came as the audience of the competition. Four professors of International Relations from the DGPA were invited as guests and judges. At the opening, Professor Weiqing Song, Head of the DGPA and Jean Monnet Chair, and Mr. Jimmy Leong, Coordinating Director of the IEEM, delivered speeches. This competition is divided into three rounds. The questions in the first two rounds and the resurrection round were all objective questions, and five groups advanced to the next round. The third round was a simulated news speech part, requiring contestants to demonstrate their knowledge and skill by expressing the positions of EU countries that they represented. In the end, the scores from multiple rounds were combined to produce the championship, second and third place teams. This competition has enhanced students’ understanding and interest in European and EU issues, and further promoted the field of European and EU studies at the University of Macau.

Above: All participants and guests pose for a group photo after the Knowledge Contest.

Above: The Knowledge Contest’s first place winners Yuanyuan Zhang (left) and Runxi Song (center) accept their award certificate from Professor Weiqing Song (right).

Above: Hosts from the University of Macau’s Youth Association for International Affairs (YAIA) introduce the contest.