NUI Galway signs memorandum of understanding with Chinese university

14 Jun 2010

Today saw the signing of a formal memorandum of understanding between National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and Ocean University of China (OUC), Qingdao.

The agreement paves the way for student and faculty exchange and research collaboration, particularly between OUC and the Martin Ryan Marine Science Institute based at NUIG. OUC is a comprehensive university renowned specifically for its disciplines in oceanography and fisheries, and was the first university in China approved by the state as the base for fundamental scientific research and teaching staff training in oceanography, marine chemistry and life-science technology. The university has over 20,000 registered students, including 4,000 doctoral or master’s degree students.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for NUI Galway’s Martin Ryan Marine Science Institute to collaborate with such a prestigious Chinese university. We look forward to welcoming their students and providing our own students with the opportunity to spend time on OUC’s campus,” said Dr James J. Browne, president, NUIG.

By Deirdre Nolan