UNU Institute in Macau is situated in Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR), China and it is the only UN entity in the city. Our office is located in Casa Silva Mendes, a heritage building built in 1905, which was once belonged to Manuel de Silva Mendes, a renowned writer and art collector.
While Macau is well-known for its gaming industry, it is one of the most dynamic regions in Asia, where technological innovations have become an integral part in driving social and economic development. A large ecosystem of private sector companies and technological start-ups are just a short distance away. Macao’s close proximity to China, Hong Kong S.A.R and other Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and other Southeast Asian countries, provides an exciting opportunity for researchers and experts to maximize impact of their work in the world’s fastest-growing region.
UNU began its presence in Macau in 1991 with the establishment of the International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST) supported by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, Portugal and the Macau SAR. Growing out of this foundation in 2015, UNU Institute in Macau strives to be the thought-leader in the field of ICT for development and contributes to the local, regional, and global communities.