Established in 1912, Shanghai Ocean University has developed into a multi-disciplinary university focusing on the coordinated development in agriculture, science, engineering, economics, arts and management with complete disciplines and distinguishing features.
The university consists of 12 colleges, namely, College of Fisheries and Life Science ,College of Marine Science ,College of Food Science and Technology, College of Economics and Management, College of Information, College of Engineering Science and Technology , College of Humanities, College of Foreign Languages, College of IEN, College of International Cultural Exchange, College of Adult Education and College of Vocational Training.
The university has 1 national key discipline, 12 provincial and ministerial key disciplines, 9 educational highlands of Shanghai and 1 E-Institute of Universities in Shanghai. It has 2 postdoctoral station, 1 doctoral program of the first-level discipline, 7 doctoral programs of the second-level disciplines, 2master program of the first-level discipline, 23 master programs of the second-level disciplines, 43 bachelor programs, and research directions. The University now has an enrollment of about 15 000 fulltime students at different levels.
The university activity explores more avenues for international cooperation and exchanges. It has built a close relationship and cooperation with the universities of the USA, Japan, Australia, Russia, The Republic of Korean and etc as well as several international organizations. It has enrolled many international students including undergraduates, postgraduates, doctorates and exchange overseas students from several universities.In the year of 2002, the chairman of Vietnam awarded our university a medal of friendship in recognition of our contribution in training and bringing up overseas students for Vietnam.
To cater to the trend of the popularization of higher education in China. Promote fisheries, marine science and technology, and higher education, cultivate special talents so as to meet the great of the society and regional economy ,the university has put forward the aim in the new age: in 2012, the centennial of the university, it will be developed into a world-renowned special university with distinctive advantages in such disciplines as marine science. Aquaculture and technology, food engineering, etc. While agriculture, science, engineering, economics, art, and management, etc. Developing coordinately. Besides, the University will attach importance to both teaching and scientific research so that it will be a cradle for cultivating senior special talents and high quality applied
Talents, and an important base for scientific innovation in fisheries, marine science and technology, and food engineering, etc.