Under the direct administration of the State Ministry of Education, Ocean University of China (OUC) is a comprehensive university with its strength in oceanography and fisheries science. OUC offers courses in Science, Engineering, Agronomy (Fisheries), Economics, Liberal Arts, Pharmaceutics, Management, Law, and Education. OUC has been approved as one of the national key universities with “Project 985” and “Project 211”. The motto of OUC is “Ocean Embraces Streams All; Exploring Promises Reaching Far”.
Currently OUC has three campuses including Yushan campus, Fushan campus and Laoshan campus. There are over 22 colleges and departments with 71 undergraduate programs. OUC is one of the first universities approved to confer PhD degrees, Master’s degrees and Bachelor’s degrees by the State Academic Degree Committee. At present, OUC boasts five national key disciplines, six disciplines entitled to confer Doctoral degrees, seven post-doctoral mobile stations and 44 programs for Ph.D. degrees, 17 disciplines conferring Master’s degrees, 131 programs for Master’s degrees. OUC also has 13 areas of specialized engineering entitled to confer master’s degrees, and two programs in Agriculture Promotion entitled to confer master’s degrees including specialized programs such as MBA and MPA. There is one National Research Center for Marine Pharmaceutical Engineering Technology and one Chinese Center of Marine Biotechnology under UNESCO at Ocean University of China. Six disciplines have posts for professorship in the Cheung Kong Scholars Program. In addition, OUC has two centers for fundamental research and teachers training in Oceanography, Marine Chemistry and one training base for professionals in life science & technology.
With over 70 laboratories for teaching and experiments with distinctive features in marine sciences, OUC boasts advanced teaching conditions and complete facilities. The University owns the “Dong Fang Hong 2”, a research vessel with a displacement of 3,500 tons. This vessel is used for both teaching and scientific research. The University Library has established a foreign language database for oceanography and fishery science, which is quite comprehensive and complete compared with other databases of its kind in the world. It is now the National Center for Marine Science Literature Information Retrieval.
OUC is now offering a large range of programs to international students, including some tailor-made programs.Each year more than 1300 international students from over 50 countries pursue their Certificate/Diploma/Bachelor's degree/Master's degree/Ph. D in our university. Our programs, especially known for their high standards of teaching and considerate services have been attractive to students from all over the world. Various cooperation has been set up with world-famous universities from different countries, such as Germany, USA, U.K. Russia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia etc..
The 21st Century is an ocean-focused century. While conscientiously implementing the national policy on education, OUC constantly seeks to deepen reform in education and teaching, and has gradually set up a dynamic, rational, sustainable and brand-new teaching system for undergraduate students. The education for post-graduate students has also been improved in terms of scale and level as well as its distinctive features. The development goal of Ocean University of China is to build a high-level university with strength in oceanography and fisheries so as to lay an initial foundation for a research-oriented university in 2010. By 2025 OUC will be further developed in a a top-level comprehensive research university with strong emphasis marine. Therefore, you will be convinced that it a smart choice to study at Ocean University of China.