The "International Macanese Youth Encontro" took place in San Francisco, USA, between 13 and 20 August 2017. The representatives of the International Institute of Macau (IIM) were at the opening ceremony of the event, by participating in different activities, cultural visits with many of the young Macanese of the diaspora. The opportunity of this Encontro, which was organized by the Lusitano Club of California, was to gather the young Macanese to continue preserving and promoting their identity, an uniqueness of Macau.


Encontro Internacional dos Jovens Macaenses em São Francisco, Estados Unidos da América

The photography contest “My Macau My Love!” is a joint initiative of the International Institute of Macau (IIM), in collaboration with the Macao Digital Photography Association and the Leo Club Macau Central, with the support of the Macao Foundation. 
With a significant participation of local young students and the general public, approximately 500 photography’s were presented to this year’s contest, ended on 31 August. This contest aims to stimulate the people knowledge, mainly between the young people, regarding the rich heritage and the traditions that belong to Macau’s culture. 
The best works will be exhibited at the Rui Cunha Foundation Gallery, located at the Avenida Praia Grande, starting on 25 November until 8 December 2017.
After the evaluation by the jury members of this contest, the best works of the student’s category were Ao Hou Fai, Chio Song Hin and Chao Chi Hun, and for the general category, the best works were Lei Heong Ieong, Li Man Lok and Chan U Long. Finally there are twenty winning honorable mentions for this contest. 
The jury of the Macao Digital Photography Association was composed by Leong Chan Kong, Tam Keng and Si Wun Cheng, and António R. J. Monteiro and Chan Ka Hou were representing respectively IIM and the Leo Club Macao Central.
The open ceremony will be held at the Rui Cunha Foundation Gallery on 25 November 2017 (Saturday), 4:30pm.


Exposição de Fotografias do IIM “A Macau que eu mais Amo!”

As an incentive to young students, teachers, graduates and creatives to research and further study for the sake of the development of the Macau’s Special Administrative Region’s development – in the strategic sectors of economy and diversification, heritage and identity, applied sciences, and History of Macau – IIM has decided to enlarge the scope of the “Young Researcher Award”, being attributed since 2001.




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Yong Researcher Award 2017


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Yong Researcher Award 2017 Poster

It was held on 10 December 2017 a lecture on "The meaning of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's stay in Macau" at the International Institute of Macau (IIM). Taking advantage of the presence in Macau of a delegation from the China´s Academy of Social Sciences, a structure that serves as a think tank for the Central Government, the talk was a joint initiative with the Macau Millennium College and IIM. These three institutions has also signed a cooperation protocol in the field of activities to be organized to promote cultural and academic exchange with institutions in Portugal and the European Union.
It was also presented a book which is already a result of the cooperation between the above mentioned institutions on the interpretation of the revolutionary thinking of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen during his stay in Macau, recently published in Beijing in a bilingual edition, in Portuguese and Chinese, which was distributed through official structures. The Portuguese and English versions of the book were published by the International Institute of Macau.


Lançamento do livro sobre a estada em Macau do Dr. Sun Yat Sen e protocolo de cooperação entre a Academia de Ciências Sociais da China, Instituto Milénio e o IIM

The IIM launches the contest: MY MACAU, MY LOVE which is governed by the present regulation, in the plead to preserve Macau’s uniqueness, to enhance the sense of belonging amongst the citizens, particularly in the younger generation, and to promote the identity concept based on cultural and historical values of Macau.

This contest has the objective to foster the knowledge amongst citizens, especially of the young people, about the heritage assets of Macau and the traditions that shaped Macau’s culture.

For any question or information, please contact IIM (28751727) or visit its homepage at or call the Macao Digital Photography Association (Mr. Yen at 66898686).




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2017 Photography Competition


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Cartaz de Concurso de Fotografias 2017

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