University St. Joseph
R. de Londres
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The UNIVERSITY OF SAINT JOSEPH inherits the legacy of centuries in the catholic tradition of humanistic education in Macau and Southeast Asia, assuming the responsibility of serving as a dynamic connection between diverse scientific and cultural traditions, and commits itself to this heritage, seeking the advancement of science, culture and relations in this part of the world. USJ is a university of  cutting edge of ideas and knowledge, defined by its adherence to humanitarian and humanistic values and principles, bound to the development of autonomous and creative thinkers, pledged to the highest forms of learning, teaching and research, and committed to the promotion of life, education and culture. Using English as a medium and teaching Chinese and Portuguese as languages to be known by all, USJ sets the stage for its international staff and multinational student-body. In our academy, East and West carry on the centuries-old dialogue through which Macau acquired its unique identity. Close links to the Catholic University of Portugal and to Catholic universities in Angola, Brazil and Mozambique, set us in the privileged position of being able to contribute to Macau’s present calling as a bridge between Portuguese-speaking countries.

About the Faculty of Creative Industries

The field of Creative Industries is an innovative paradigm within today's knowledge-based society. It is closely associated with recent trends in cultural activities, digital technologies, and sustainable urban development. The Creative and cultural industries are furthermore acknowledged as a strategic model for the development of vibrant and pioneering clusters of business and entrepreneurship in Macao and the Pearl River Delta. Created in 2012, the Faculty of Creative Industries integrates some of the more successful programs of our university, ranging from the most traditional sectors of the Creative Industries, such as Design, Architecture, and Communication & Media, to new fields of study that increasingly converge in the creative domain, such as Information Systems, Interactive Media Technology and Environmental Urban Development. Some of our programs, such as Architecture, are unique within the higher education system of Macao, but above all, the integration of these complementary areas within the same faculty introduced a multidisciplinary community, in which students have access to exceptional educational opportunities and a work environment that allows them to extend their abilities to the utmost.

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Álvaro Barbosa

Álvaro Barbosa (Angola, 1970) is an Associate Professor, Dean of the Creative Industries Faculty at University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in Macau SAR-China and a Researcher at the Centre for Research in Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR). He was the acting director of the Sound and Image Department at the School of Arts from the Portuguese Catholic University (UCP-Porto) until September 2012. In 1995 He was awarded with a Graduate Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Aveiro, in 2006 a PhD in Computer Science and Digital Communication by the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and in 2011 he concluded a Post-Doc at Stanford University in the USA.