Plans & Visions
To better-off research environment for faculty members to maximize their capacity in teaching and research.
To team up the university with local industries to create the market value of marine technology.
To establish strategic alliances with academic institutions and industries locally and internationally, and to enrich
the maritime education
To offer students and faculty opportunities regarding marine-related issues, information and technologies.
To set up research labs along the coastal area, and collaborate with local industries in terms of transferring state- of-the-art marine
The Research and Development
Division was established in 1997 to enhance the
research capacity of faculties and
industrial sectors. Since then, the R & D
Division has played a role of creating a favorable climate
for academic research by means of
administrative support, subsidies, and collaboration with public or private sectors.
One of the most important missions is to initiate incentives to encourage research publications, industrial
collaboration, and technology
transfer. The incentives include prizes to thesis publication, subsidies to research
projects, and resource sharing for setting up lab facilities.
Industrial collaborations are derived from the demands of private sectors, the local small or medium enterprises
which are in need of innovation technology for business sustainability. The fastest and most effective way is making
collaboration with university research labs to acquire the know-how of innovation. Nowadays, industrial service and
collaboration became the most important index of a university’s output
performance. Consequently, the Innovation &
Incubation Center is one of the subsidiary offices of the R & D.
The international affair is a different kind of collaboration with foreign institutions. In order to keep up with the
worldwide trend of education globalization, the International Office is responsible for signing cooperative
agreements with overseas universities for academic cooperation and student exchange programs. The international
cooperation is in the phase of mutual visits, conference participation, sharing information,
and student exchange.
Mapping up mid-term and long-term development plans makes the R & D Division the leading role of shaping the
future prospects of the university. Development plans are the blue prints and guidelines of the education direction.
The direction is drafted by the Planning Office of
the R & D which is responsible for the initiation of future plan and
making alliances with domestic education institutions to shape a better
vocational education network.
In all, the functions of the R & D Division include planning, collaboration, research encouragements,
internationalization, innovation and
incubation that, as a result, divide the Division into four subsidiary offices as the
Draw up schemes for development
Integrate research and education resources
Structure up academic system
Initiate incentives for research
Better-off research environment to strengthen research capability
Match up academic-industrial collaboration
Establish cooperation and student exchange projects with overseas universities
Attract professors from abroad to lecture or give seminars
Assist interpretation and translation on international conferences
Administrative Office of Research Centers
Promote research products
Attract small or medium enterprises to set up labs on campus to implement collaboration
Assist technology transfer to industrial sectors