Dr Kou Mei
Dr Kou Mei assumed office as Vice Rector (Administration) of the University of Macau in January 2016. She grew up in Macau, becoming a registered accountant and a locally educated professional. She holds an associate degree in business and accounting from the University of East Asia, and a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from UM. Subsequently, she pursued her master’s studies in educational management at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom, followed by a Ph.D. degree in business administration from the Macau University of Science and Technology.
With two decades of experience in public administration and public financial management, Dr Kou has earned a reputation for excellence in financial planning and budget management of large projects. The total public capital of the foundations under her management amounted to approximately 30 billion patacas, with an annual budget exceeding 2 billion patacas. She is fully conversant with work practices and procedures in accounting, procurement, human resources, engineering and quality management, and possesses a deep understanding of the laws and regulations governing public administration, public finance and labor relations in Macau. She brings to her UM post a wealth of experience in public entities, having made notable contributions to the establishment of certain public foundations and institutions. She is highly respected for her efficient implementation of large-scale engineering projects.
Dr Kou has a strong sense of mission to provide effective support to teaching and research at the university through building an administrative team of efficiency and integrity. Under the leadership of Rector Wei Zhao, and with the support of the administrative management team, Dr Kou is determined to optimize the University’s financial management and administrative structure and procedures, so as to enhance the quality of administration and bring about a better teaching and research environment for faculty and students.
Beyond the University, Dr Kou is serving as vice chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Union of Associations of Professional Accountants of Macau, and as vice president of the Supervisory Board of the Macau Society of Registered Accountants. She is translating her extensive knowledge of social affairs of Macau into strengthening the ties between UM and the community whose support is vital for turning it into a world-class university capable of nurturing talents for the needs of society.