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College of Ocean Law and Policy

College of Ocean Law and Policy (COLP) was established on the 1st of February in 2015 for the cultivation of talent. The research domain focuses on international and municipal law of the sea and marine policy, including the guideline of national policy, marine resource and environment conservation and management, marine security. COLP includes institutes and programs that provide all-aspect education and training programs on ocean law and policy: Institute of the Law of the Sea, the Master Program in Ocean Policy, and the Bachelor Program of Ocean Law and Policy.


Bachelor Degree Program in Ocean Law and Policy


Since 1994, "United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea" entry into force, marine affairs has become global public issues, countries around the world dedicated to studying about marine development and ocean environmental protection issues, and formulated marine law and maritime politics to guarantee maritime rights and interests.

Taiwan is surrounded by the sea, a total length of about 1,600 kilometers of coastline, about 170,000 square kilometers in terms of sea area, 4.72 times of territorial area, could be called a typical maritime nation. Historical, cultural, political, economic, national defense and development of eco-system in Taiwan, are inextricably linked with the ocean, Ocean Country is a fundamental policy of Taiwan's national interest
Bachelor Degree Program in Ocean Law and Policy was founded in 2015, which is established to echo the Ocean Country policy, aiming at becoming a pioneer for Taiwan's Ocean Law and Policy education for the National Marine business strategy. The curriculum design of the Bachelor Program of Ocean Law and Policy includes two key elements - marine law and marine policy, providing students with a marine legal, political, economic, and other professional education and training.

The curriculum and development blueprint for the Ocean Law and Politics Department (Bachelor Program) is based on the following principles:
(1) We integrated our existing teaching resources for basic principle;
(2) We emphasized that ocean law and politics professional courses are our specialties;
(3) We strengthen not only the theory but also training in class;
(4) We will promote lots of chance for industry-university exchanges and cooperation;
(5) We promote diversity and integration of courses to learn, that will help our student to become more employability and competitiveness.

Those five goals as the premise, curriculum planning, and design activities, and to train students with the professional force of basic theory and analytical, internationalization and industry insight of view, ocean law and policy empirical research knowledge and real workforce, force planning Ocean Policy and Industrial Development, employment ability of marine-related industries, the learning ability and adjustment force such as the five core competencies for teaching goals. The overall curriculum framework consists of three concentric circles lines, including the school core curriculum of given compulsory courses, professional foundation courses, and group collaboration with two specialized courses and internships collaboration between industry and school courses.


Master Degree Program in Ocean Policy

Graduate Program in Ocean Policy was founded on August 1st of 2017 under the College of Ocean Law and Policy. With the basics of social science studies, the goal of the institute is to cultivate high-quality talents and professional training in students on policy-making, the establishment of rules of law, and its implementation for the preservation of legal interest of the country without prejudice to the relevant international provisions. Focusing on the research domains including marine resources, marine environmental conservation, marine security, sovereignty, and sea areas, the institute forms marine awareness of its students and makes precise marine policy to achieve the goal of national use of the ocean. By instructing students in professional knowledge on marine law and policy and cultivating abilities in accomplishing economic and strategic marine affairs of state as well as sustainable marine resources through developing, drafting and implementing relevant strategies on the national use of the ocean, it is looking forward to enhancing Taiwan's international strategic position in the ocean as to become the backbone among the ocean countries.


Institute of the Law of the Sea

The Institute of the Law of the Sea was founded in 1977 and serves as a specialized research and teaching center that is concentrated on the international law of the sea and maritime law because these subjects have been an essential feature at NTOU for 30 years. The institute is the only marine law institute in Taiwan, and in Asia, and is dedicated to promoting research and teaching of the highest quality in the fields of the international law of the sea and maritime law. The institute also fosters cooperation with other academic institutions and governmental, professional, shipping, and commercial organizations.

The institute provides numerous courses and Seminars, accepts consultancy requests on all aspects of the international law of the sea and maritime law, and is commissioned by both the public and private sectors to provide advice on foreign and international legal matters. The institute offers numerous specialized courses and the Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Ph.D. degrees. A degree may be obtained in the following subjects: public and private law, public international law, international law of the sea, international marine policy, international marine criminal law, international maritime administrative law, international maritime law, international marine environment law, international marine insurance law, international law of carriage of goods by sea, and international maritime organization law.