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Research & outreach
 

Research & outreach

The College is Taiwan’s leading research institution in terms of research funding in the field of marine science. Since 2005, the College has been grant funded by the Ministry of Education through a project titled “Program to Develop First-Class Universities and Top-Notch Research Centers.” Under these grants, the Asia-Pacific Oceanographic Research Center was established to achieve these goals. The Center focuses on global change and ocean biogeochemistry, marine drug and biotechnology, the application of new technology to the marine industry, and ocean governance.

In addition, the Fisheries Extension Service Committee was established under the College in 1986, the purpose of which is to provide consultation and extensive service to fishermen and fishing communities in southern Taiwan. In the fall of 2010, the University signed an MOU with the Ministry of the Interior to cooperate in the areas of education, research and conservation in Dongsha Atoll National Marine Park.

In the past five years, the faculty of the College was granted 271 research projects by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) totaling 616 million NTD in funding. The Asia-Pacific Oceanographic Research Center received 260 million NTD in funding. The College also conducted 249 non-MOST projects for both the private and public sectors, including the Water Resources Agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Construction and Planning Agency of the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Transportation and Communication, National Park Administration, the Atomic Energy Council, the Fisheries Agency of the Council of Agriculture, et al. Total funding of these projects was 348 million NTD. In sum, the College was granted 1,237 million NTD (34 million USD) in funding. In the same period, the College published 964 SCI and SSCI journal papers, or on average 2.98 papers per faculty per year.