Auburn University deepens aquaculture collaboration with Chinese university
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Auburn University and Ocean University of China officials met to kick off a joint aquaculture centre (Photo: Aub

Auburn University and Ocean University of China officials met to kick off a joint aquaculture centre. (Photo: Auburn University)


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Thursday, December 01, 2016, 23:10 (GMT + 9)


Auburn University and Ocean University of China have joined efforts to create the OUC–AU Joint Centre for Aquaculture and Environmental Sciences to promote collaboration in aquaculture and environmental science research and education.

In the framework of this collaboration, Auburn Provost Timothy Boosinger and OUC President Zhigang Yu met with administrators from both schools to implement the agreement that establishes the centre that was ready earlier this year.

The joint centre is the result of a decades-long relationship between the two universities and will build on the schools’ shared strengths in fisheries, aquatic and environmental sciences.

A key element of the centre’s work will be the OUC–AU grants program, through which seed funding will be provided to Ocean University and Auburn scientists who propose cooperative research in the fields of aquaculture and environmental sciences.

"Auburn University has a long history of engagement with OUC in the areas of faculty and student exchanges and research collaborations," said Henry Fadamiro, assistant dean, Global Programs director and Alumni Professor in Auburn’s College of Agriculture.

Fadamiro also expressed their expectations to realize the research potential this latest collaboration represents.

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