On March 22nd, the State University of New York Maritime College (SUNYMC) delegation visited National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU). NTOU and SUNY Maritime College agreed on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the admission of NTOU graduates to the graduate programs offered by SUNYMC.
The delegation of SUNY Maritime College represented by Dr. Jennifer K. Waters, Maritime College’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Dr. Rao Kowtha, Dean of the School of Business, Science and Humanities, and Ms. Grace Chen, SUNY and NTOU Alumni, met with Prof. Tai-Wen Hsu, President of NTOU, Prof. Fan-Hua Nan, Vice president of NTOU, Prof. Yu-Wei Chang, Dean of Office of International Affairs. The attendees discussed the contribution and resources of maritime transportation education, and explored the possibility of collaboration between the two universities, such as dual degree programs. In the meeting, SUNYMC presented NTOU with a cap with yellow embroidery as a gift, symbolizing “Everything is in control” by the captain.
SUNY Maritime College was founded in 1874 as the New York Nautical School. Nowadays, Maritime College operates under a model of shared governance and aims to educate dynamic leaders for the global maritime industry. U.S. News & World Report recognized SUNY Maritime College for having the best undergraduate engineering programs and top social mobility performers, making it the top public school, the best college for veterans, and the best regional university. SUNY Maritime College has also built a close relationship with the military through technology support. In early 2023, SUNY Maritime College will deliver a new state-of-art training ship to apply maritime academics into practice.
After the meeting, the delegation visited the Ship Handling Simulator Center, which informed NTOU’s resources for cultivating marine transportation talents.