Arts and Sciences Enters into Partnership with Macau University

Written by Laura Paskin
April 1, 2015

Seattle University
entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) that provides opportunities for MUST graduates to purse a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) in the College of Arts and Sciences. On March 19, 2015, in Macau, College of Arts and Sciences Dean David Powers signed the agreement on behalf of Seattle University, and University International College Associate Vice President and Dean Sun Jianrong represented Macau University of Science and Technology.

"This is the beginning of exciting opportunities for Seattle University and Macau University of Science and Technology to cooperate on mutually beneficial programs, collaborative research, and faculty and student exchange programs," Powers said.

Under the agreement, which takes effect immediately, MUST's Senior Vice-President will nominate exceptional students for admittance into the MPA program. MUST is an English-language instruction university. Seattle University will retain authority over all admission and academic decisions related to the MPA degree program.

MPA Director Larry Hubbell and Associate Dean Kan Liang accompanied Dean Powers to Macau. Also at the signing ceremony were MUST Senior Vice President Zhang Shuguang and Associate Vice President Pang Chuan. Following the signing ceremony Powers, Hubbell, and Liang met with MUST students and faculty.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 80 undergraduate degrees, 6 master's degrees, and a graduate certificate.

Photo, left to right: Front row--David Powers and Sun Jianrong. Back row--Larry Hubbell, Kan Liang, Zhang Shuguang, and Pang Chuan.