IIM´s books are available (through Livraria Aberta, C2) at the Polytechnic Institute (IPM) gymnasium for the Macau Book Carnival, until 19 July. Please take a visit!

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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 – the International Institute of Macau (IIM), with the support of the Macao Foundation (FM), has decided to enlarge the scope of the “Young Researcher Award”, being attributed since 2001.

The enlargement of the targeted areas is not only justified by the need of adaptation to the most recent social, economic and educational evolution, but also with the stimulation of the participation, of the new generations, towards the construction of a common future, in a time where the scope of intervention and opportunity horizon is strongly diversified and the educational system has much grown and expanded.


The targeted areas are the following, for the year of 2020:
► Social Sciences;
► Applied Sciences.


Download the Rules and Application Form:


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Defending firmly the uniqueness of Macau and aiming to reinforce the sense of belonging amongst citizens, particularly the younger ones, and to promote the identity concept based on the historic and cultural values of Macau, the International Institute of Macau (IIM) presents the following rules for this year´s Photography Contest: MY MACAU MY LOVE!

This Contest aims to stimulate the citizen’s knowledge, especially young people, about the heritage, its variety and the traditions that form the culture of Macau.

The Contest must portray views of the city – what is most appreciated by the author – such as historic monuments, buildings; cultural demonstrations (intangible heritage), habits, customs, beliefs, tourists events, popular festivities, traditional and religious from the Chinese, Portuguese and Macanese cultures, etc.







Cartaz 2020

In cooperation with the Macau SAR government, IIM is now resuming the basic services.

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The IIM Cultural Session was held on 24 November, included on the Reunion of the Macanese Communities 2019 programme.

Several presentations were made, including “Macanese in Hong Kong – Hong Kong History Museum Project” by Belinda Wong, Director of the Hong Kong History Museum and Francisco da Roza, Honorary Advisor of the Hong Kong Museum.

The Patuá language was highlighted with the presentation “Preserving our Sweet Language of Macau - Patuá”, by the researcher Elisabela Larrea.

Regarding the panel of the present and the future of the Greater Bay Area in Macau, Antonio Monteiro, José Luís Sales Marques and Jorge Valente spoke about the potential and opportunities of the Greater Bay Area for Macau and the Macanese.

The high moment of the session, the IIM Identity Award 2019 was presented to Carlos Marreiros and Víctor Marreiros. Certificates of Merit were awarded to individuals of the Diaspora “Casas” of Macau: Maria Roliz, José Cordeiro, Henrique Manhão, Francisco Xavier Rodrigues, Eduardo Rozário, Yvonne Herrero, Aurea Meyer and Rogério da Luz; Those awarded certificates of recognition were given to the Macau “Casas” in the diaspora, as well as two Macanese associations in Macau, to APIM, the Macanese Association (ADM) and the Macanese Youth Association (AJM).

The session also presented the latest editions published by the IIM, including António P. Jorge da Silva's “The Portuguese Community in Macao - A pictorial history”, editions related to the Greater Bay Area, among history and identity´s issues. The books “O Macaense, Identidade, Cultura e Quotidiano”, was presented by Roberto Carneiro and the story about Pedro José Lobo was presented by his grandson Marco Lobo.


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