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SDG 1 No Poverty

Selected Research

Diakite, A. D. (2023). China’s Aid policy approach to Poverty Alleviation in the recipient country: A Case study of the Republic of Guinea. Journal of Social Studies (JSS), 19(1).

Diakite, A.D., and Thiam, AB (2022), An Exploratory Study of the Possibility of Harmonizing Investment Protection Regimes within OHADA Zone. Transnational Dispute Management Journal.

Diakite, A.D., & Phillips, J.O.L. (2019). Motives of traditional and emerging donors in aid giving: comparative study between China and France. Journal of Social and Political Sciences. 2(4), 1026-1037. https://doi.org/10.31014/aior.1991.02.04.140

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Equal access

At USJ we are aware that education is a powerful tool to address poverty. Equal access to education can help students from low-income backgrounds find success, build more resilient communities, and create positive change. To promote accessibility, USJ has established a set of policies for admission and success targets, as well as, financial, housing, academic, and counselling support measures targeting local and international students from lowincome backgrounds. As the COVID-19 epidemic worsened in our region at the start of 2020, several of our students faced unexpected financial pressures. In response, USJ quickly established a Hardship Fund to help release students from those pressures and allow them to continue their studies. In the 2021-2022 academic year, 2% of our low-income students were receiving financial aid, among which 10% of them were from developing countries.

Entrepreneurship and sustainable businesses

Sustainable businesses contribute to economic development and have a positive impact on the community. USJ partners with the local government and other organisations to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to development sustainable businesses. We are committed to offering start-up opportunities through training programmes, capital investment, resource allocation, sharing of space, and networking.

In 2021-2022 academic year, a group of Bachelor of Social Work students organised a 3-day charity sale, titled BBQ & COFFEE, for raising funds local charity association – Caritas Macao. At the end of this event, they donated all the profit to Caritas Macao. The students not just alleviated poverty by contributing their time in this charity activity but also gained the experience for developing into a future social worker.

Access to basic services

In oder to promote access to basic resources – such as food, water, and hoursing – for economically marginalised groups, our students regularly engage in volunteer and fundraising activities for charity events.

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USJ launches Sino-Lusophone Business Incubation BaseFeb 2024
Signing Ceremony of the establishment of the USJ Sino-Lusophone Business Incubation Base and the “Macao Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Policy Seminar”Feb 2024

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USJ World Youth Day delegation donates funds to Caritas Macau for earthquake survivorsMay 2023

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USJ to Incorporate Incubator with Local PartnersApr 2022
Social Work students’ “BBQ & Coffee” charity sale raised funds for Caritas MacauJan 2022
“USJ Macao Wish Tree” helping towards USJ Hardship FundDec 2021

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USJ signed MOU with the Macau Greater Bay Area Human Resources Association and Guangdong Human Resource Management AssociationJan 2021
USJ students collect funds for disadvantaged groups of the Macao populationNov 2020