Prof. Benzi Zhang, 張本梓教授

Prof. Zhang has extensive work experience as professor and dean in North America, Hong Kong, and mainland China, and has contributed in various positions to universities and society. He considers UM an ideal place for those who aspire for whole-person education and wish to put their aspirations into practice with the University’s unique residential college system that provides a space for multi-dimensional development of students. As college master, Prof. Zhang aims to devote himself to the promotion of a cross-cultural educational system that cultivates multi-disciplinary talents combining Western and Asian perspectives, instil good behaviour and values in students, and enhance students’ qualities in various areas. Prof. Zhang encourages students to nurture their cultural sensibilities, to develop the habit of independent thinking, and to improve communication and leadership skills through participating in extracurricular activities and social services organised by the College. He hopes that all ‘Shiu Pongers’ will search for, reflect on, and live a meaningful and worthy life, by serving as role models and making a difference wherever they go as ‘the light of the world’.

張本梓教授擔任教授與院長等職務多年,在北美、內地及香港均有豐富工作經歷,致力服務大學和社會。他認為澳門大學是推行全人教育的理想學府,東西方的精粹在這裡融合,傳統與創新在此處交流,其獨特的住宿式書院系統爲學生提供了多維發展的空間。他期望在書院綜合西方與亞洲視角推動多元人才的培育,建設國際化、跨文化的育人體系,培養正確的價值觀,提升大學生的綜合素質。張院長鼓勵學生提高文化素養,養成獨立思維的習慣,改善人際溝通技巧和社會領導才能;除了學好專業知識之外,學生還應積極參與書院的各種活動,提升自我管理和組織能力,塑造社會責任和領袖氣質。他希望每一位‘紹邦人’都能夠體現書院‘世上之光’的精神,不斷探索反思,修己澤人,活出充滿意義和有價值的非凡人生。