Ocean University of China

Qingdao, China

Ocean University of China

Ocean University of China (OUC) is a key comprehensive university with unique strengths in oceanography and fisheries. It is part of the country’s Project 985 (China’s top 39 universities) and Project 211 (China’s top 100 universities). In 2017, it was included in China’s plan of building world-class universities and academic programs.

Our motto is “Ocean embraces all streams; exploring promises reaching far.”
OUC is proud of its 3 research vessels, including Dong Fang Hong 3, a new-type 5000 DWT deep-sea research vessel, Dong Fang Hong 2, a 3500 DWT research vessel and Tian Shi 1, a 300 DWT supply ship. These have formed a mobile marine laboratory system that covers the near-shore, the offshore, the deep and high seas and the polar regions. OUC boasts outstanding marine observation capacity.

According to the ESI database, the university is also among the top 1% most-cited universities and institutions in nine research fields including earth science, plant and animal science, engineering, chemistry, materials science, agricultural sciences, biology and biochemistry, environmental science and ecology, and pharmacology and toxicology.

We celebrate to a policy of open education, and we are implementing an internationally-focused strategy. To date, the university has established cooperative relations with over 240 universities and research institutes in more than 37 countries and regions.

OUC aims at becoming a top comprehensive research university with a strong emphasis on marine sciences by 2030, and a world-class university with distinct characteristics by the middle of this century.

IEEE and DRAA, the Digital Resource Acquisition Alliance of Chinese Academic Libraries, have entered into an open access read and publish agreement. This agreement makes it more convenient for corresponding authors to publish open access articles with IEEE’s industry leading journals and magazines as eligible authors pay reduced article processing charges (APCs) and may have the opportunity to pay no APCs as some of these costs are waived under the agreement.

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