National Kaohsiung Marine University

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National Kaohsiung Marine University
國立高雄海洋科技大學
National Kaohsiung Marine University 01.jpg
Motto 忠信勤勇
Motto in English loyalty, trustworthiness, industriousness and bravery
Established Founded 1946
Type Public
President Chou,Chao-Jen, Ph.D.
Location Nanzih, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Campus 45.9 acres (0.186 km2)
Website www.nkmu.edu.tw

National Kaohsiung Marine University (NKMU; Chinese: 國立高雄海洋科技大學; pinyin: Guólì Gāoxióng Hǎiyáng Kējì Dàxué) is a university in Nanzih District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The current total number of students is 8,000.

History[edit]

In order to increase the economic and trade development of southern Taiwan, the government established the Kaohsiung branch of the Provincial Keelung Marine and Fishery Senior Vocational school in 1946. Two years later, the Kaohsiung branch became the independent Kaohsiung Marine and Fishery Senior Vocational School. In a very short time, the School became the driving force behind the development of marine-related industries in southern Taiwan. With the rapid economic and trade development of the nation and the increasing demand for marine professionals, the School was elevated to the status of junior college in 1967. Graduates from two-year programs were competitively sought-after. In 1997, the government elevated the College's status to institute of technology allowing it to provide opportunities for advance study to vocational school graduates. At the same time, the school started to recruit university students. As graduates entered the workplace, the marine industries received a fresh burst of energy. In 2004, the university was renamed National Kaohsiung Marine University.

Faculties[edit]

  • College of Hydrosphere Science
  • College of Management
  • College of Maritime Affairs
  • College of Ocean Engineering

Transportation[edit]

NKMU is accessible within walking distance North of Houjing Station of the Kaohsiung MRT.

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 22°43′35″N 120°18′53″E / 22.72639°N 120.31472°E / 22.72639; 120.31472