Nature of the Partnership
The Ocean University of China (formerly known as the Ocean University of Qingdao) has established cooperative relations with more than 50 universities and research institutions in 21 countries and regions, and has signed cooperative and exchange agreements with more than 30 institutions. More than 400 foreign experts and scholars have come to give lectures or to carry out cooperative research. Each year the University receives dozens of groups of foreign visiting experts and inspection teams. Foreign students from more than 20 countries have come to the University to study or learn Chinese. In addition the University has hosted five international symposia or conferences and sent more than 180 teachers to study abroad for higher degrees; some have finished their study and returned to the University.These scholars are now the backbone in their posts of teaching, research, and management. More than 400 people have been abroad on inspection tours. The university has carried out several government-recognized international cooperative projects and has participated in such important international marine research projects as WOCE, TOGA, and JGOFS.