Tuesday, 1 December 2009

New name and campus for IIUM 澳門高等校際學院校名更改為聖保祿新大學 (澳门高等校际学院校名更改为圣保禄新大学)

The Macau Inter-University Institute (IIUM) will be called the University of Saint Joseph from today. The university’s new campus foundation stone ceremony will take place on December 15, with new facilities supposed to open next year, but they were delayed due to the Government’s licensing process. The new campus is located in Ilha Verde, built on a 1.5 hectare site, and will have approximately 30,000 square meters of usable space.

Now it is estimated that the new facilities will be operational within two years. The new campus will allow the university to expand the student body to up to 2000. Currently, there are around 1500 students. It can house an international senior secondary school with up to 800 students, along with an undergraduate student body of 1,200 and around 400 post-graduate students at full capacity.

澳門高等校際學院校名更改為聖保祿新大學。 聖保祿新大學位於青洲聖若瑟教區中學校本部原址, 佔地面積約3萬平方米。 新校園的主體建筑物呈U型, 而且計劃在內設立一所國際學校為聖若瑟教區中學英文部的延續。 相關興建工程即將展開, 包括會興建一幢七層高教學大樓、表演禮堂圖書館及可提供200個電自行車及私家車位的停車場。