Taiwan Member Universities
- National Chi Nan University
- National Cheng Kung University
- National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology
- National Sun Yat-sen University
- National Taiwan Ocean University
- Tunghai University
Japanese Member Universities
National Taiwan Ocean University
Top Ocean University With Excellence in Teaching and Featured Research
- Founded in 1953, National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) has become a well-fledged university (with 6,458,346 square feet) on account of the superior leadership of the past principals and the efforts of the faculty, staff and students, originally named Provincial Taiwan Maritime Technology College (with only 10,677 square feet), Maritime College and National Taiwan College of Marine Science and Technology. NTOU is an ocean-based university, but not limited to the ocean and also an internationally well-known university with excellence in teaching and featured research.
- NTOU has three campuses: The main campus, Matsu campus, and Guanyin-Taoyuan campus. We have seven colleges, consisting of 22 departments, 12 graduate institutes, 28 master programs, 20 doctoral programs, 13 in-service master programs, and four bachelor programs of extension education. NTOU has nearly 9,000 students and about 500 overseas students, which makes NTOU the top ocean university internationally.
- The main campus is situated in the mountains and faces Keelung Harbor, near Heping Island, Zhengbin Fishing Harbor, Bisha Fishing Harbor, and the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology. The main campus is a beautiful harbor/city university with Longgang Ecological Park and has the endless ocean view of the Pacific Ocean. Matsu campus was founded in Sept. 2017 and has three departments. In addition to the teaching/learning and research, the goal of the Matsu campus is to closely integrate with the development of Matsu industry. We established Matsu Ocean Research Center in order to promote more industry-university cooperation, biotechnology developments, infrastructure constructions, shipping developments, and the developments of leisure and recreation. With the multi-faceted developments, it is expected to develop more cross-disciplinary marine professionals. In Guanyin-Taoyuan campus, we also established the Ocean Innovation Incubation Base, a platform for marine environment observations, and a marine science park, which assists Taoyuan city government to build a metropolitan Taoyuan city.
- In the past years, NTOU has been awarded for teaching, research and service. Since 2005, we were awarded Promoting Teaching Excellence Universities Project promoted by the Ministry of Education. Since 2006, we were also awarded Top University and Excellent Research Center Project, Top University Project, Higher Education Sprout Project (both two parts), and University Social Responsibility. With the support of Higher Education Sprout Project, we are able to build the best research centers: The Center of Excellence for the Oceans (CEOE) and The Center of Excellence for Ocean Engineering (CEOE). An NTOU publication, Journal of Marine Science and Technology, is the first journal commissioned ELSEVIER Publishing Company, and included in both SCI and EI databases, which is the highest award for our teaching, research, and service.
- NTOU actively integrates academic resources to expand research energy, competes for research and industry-university cooperation projects, and recruits international marine professionals. Additionally, NTOU actively combines the characteristics and advantages of the ocean, improves teaching, experiment, internship, and field investigation equipment, promotes cooperation between university and industry, and strengthens industry-university research and development. Based on the implementations, we have obtained very significant results. First, the funding of industry-university research and technology transfer has sharply risen since 2011. The amount of industry-university fund has grown from 580 million to more than 1.25 billion, and the amount of technology transfer fund has grown from 4 million to more than 50 million, which is outstanding. Secondly, NTOU vigorously encourages off-campus internships and short- and long-term internships abroad in order to promote the integration of students’ professional learning and practical experience and to expand students’ international outlook. Furthermore, “Ocean Pearl Fund” with 20 million NT dollars is established to recruit international masters, PhDs and to enhance teaching and research qualities. “2+1” dual degree is also promoted to enhance internationalization. In accordance with national policies, National Ocean Policy White Paper and Green Energy, NTOU develops special professionals and high-paying talents. These talents include off-shore wind power marine engineering, smart ships, captains, AI applications, food science, marine environment conservation, high-tech biotechnology, biomedicine and aquaculture. Finally, the school encourages student club development and provides sports facilities, implements whole-person education, and cultivates talents with marine humanistic qualities. In addition, we also actively cooperate with various senior high schools, universities and research institutes at home and abroad to expand our influence and contribution to society. By doing so, we bring honor and credibility to NTOU!
- Building upon the school’s past teaching and research achievements, I am going to adopt a pragmatic approach based on my background in construction engineering to lead the NTOU with the goal of constructing the best NTOU. First, I will continue to promote teaching excellence and innovation, create understanding and harmony on campus, and implement social responsibilities. Second, I will create more new resources. The results of key-featured research will be used to strengthen and encourage more industry-university cooperation and to enhance national competitiveness and world university rankings. By fulfilling these goals, we are going to develop more cross-disciplinary marine professionals who share both local and international perspectives for Taiwan. NTOU thus becomes an impressive and indispensable university in Taiwan. NTOU is an active and respectful top ocean university dedicated to excellence in teaching and research worldwide.
Since the release of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the launch of the UN Decade For Ocean Sciences initiative, the development of "sustainable oceans" has become a hot topic of discussion and concern around the world. According to the USR Program research team at the National Taiwan Ocean University, the fishing industry, fishing villages and fishermen on the north coast of Keelung and Matsu are all on the decline due to factors such as the aging population villagers, the outflow of young people and the depletion of fishing resources. Under the guidance of the Ministry of Education, NTOU is seeking solutions to the problems of the "three fishes"(fisheries, fishing villages and fishermen) in the field area. Under the guidance of the Ministry of Education, NTOU has proposed the "Prosperity for Fisherman, Fishing Village and Fishery-International Blue Economy Pilot Zones" project, which is in line with SDGs No. 14 "Sustainable Ocean and Conservation" and No. 17 "Partnership for Sustainable Development," with eight sub-projects. The project focuses on the ecological sustainability of "fishery, fishing village and fishermen" and cultural heritage and industry innovation, which are in line with the spirit of "three fisheries, three livelihoods - cooperation and co-creation".
With the COVID-19 epidemic, the international linkage implementation strategy includes: 1. Virtual conferences combined with experience introduction; 2. Taiwan-Japan Alliance to enhance cross-country cooperation; 3. talent cultivation combined with cross-country activities; and 4. research development to promote international exposure. In order to cultivate local cultural development and value creation, promote experience sharing and knowledge exchange, and stimulate ideas on issues such as ecological sustainability (environment), cultural heritage (society) and industrial innovation (economy), in order to maximize the value and influence of the knowledge, find the most appropriate solutions, and create the sound diversity of the "three fishes" (fishing village, fisheries, and fishermen).
Vice President, National Taiwan Ocean University (2016/08-present) Contracted Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University (2012/08-present) Chair, Prosperity for Fisherman, Fishing Village and Fishery-International Blue Economy Pilot Zones, National Taiwan Ocean University (2017/08-present) Chief Secretary, Office of the Secretariat, National Taiwan Ocean University (2012/08-2020/07)
Director, Matsu Administration Office, National Taiwan Ocean University Dean of Academic Affairs, National Taiwan Ocean University Director of General Education Center, National Taiwan Ocean University Chair, Come to Gongliao - Creating a Coexisting Environment of Mountain and Sea Project, National Taiwan Ocean University (2020/01-present) Co-Chair, Prosperity for Fisherman, Fishing Village and Fishery-International Blue Economy Pilot Zones, National Taiwan Ocean University (2017/08-2019/12)
Assistant Professor, Bachelor's Degree Program in Ocean Tourism Management, National Taiwan Ocean University (2015/08-present) Co-Chair and Chair of 1 Sub-Project, Prosperity for Fisherman, Fishing Village and Fishery-International Blue Economy Pilot Zones, National Taiwan Ocean University (2017/08-present) Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Teaching and Learning, National Taiwan Ocean University (2012/08-2015/07)
Associate Professor, Liberal Arts Education Section, General Education Center, National Taiwan Ocean University Chair, Prosperity for Fisherman, Fishing Village and Fishery-International Blue Economy Pilot Zones, National Taiwan Ocean University (2017/08-present) Assistant Research Scholar, Graduate Institute of Political Science, National Taiwan Normal University Assistant Professor, Center for General Education, Taipei Medical University
Director, Center for General Education, National Taiwan Ocean University (2020/08-present) Director, Secretariat Publishing Center, National Taiwan Ocean University (2017/06-2020/07) Chair, Prosperity for Fisherman, Fishing Village and Fishery-International Blue Economy Pilot Zones, National Taiwan Ocean University (2017/8-present) Section Head, Language Education Section, Center for General Education, National Taiwan Ocean University (2016/08-2020/07) Director, Chinese Language Center, Center for General Education, National Taiwan Ocean University (2014/08-2016/07)
Associate Professor, Department of Aquaculture, National Taiwan Ocean University
Distinguished Professor, Institute of Marine Environment and Ecology, National Taiwan Ocean University Chair, Prosperity for Fisherman, Fishing Village and Fishery-International Blue Economy Pilot Zones, National Taiwan Ocean University (2017/8-present)
Director of the Chinese Language Center, National Taiwan Ocean University Associate Professor, Language Education Section, General Education Center, National Taiwan Ocean University Head of Academic Development Section, Research and Development Section, National Taiwan Ocean University(2018/08-2020/07) Research and Development Section Researcher, Graduate Institute of International Cultural Studies, Tohoku University(2010/05-2010/07) Chair, Prosperity for Fisherman, Fishing Village and Fishery-International Blue Economy Pilot Zones, National Taiwan Ocean University (2020/08-present)
Assistant Professor, Bachelor of Science in Marine Biotechnology, National Taiwan Ocean University (2018/02-present)