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President Xu Taiwen and President David Lassner sign the agreement.

An agreement between the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) was officially signed by both schools in November. The partnership encourages faculty and staff collaboration, student exchange programs and the exchange of academic materials and publications.

The partnership has also agreed to establish a 3+2 program, under which students with bachelor’s degrees awarded by NTOU will have the opportunity for an early start in pursuing a master’s degree to be awarded by UH Mānoa.

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Specific undergraduate programs at NTOU will be eligible to apply for an eligible master’s degree program at UH Mānoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) through the 3+2 program.

Eligible NTOU undergraduate programs include: marine environmental informatics, aquaculture, environmental biology and fisheries science, and harbor and river engineering.

Eligible UH Mānoa master’s degree programs include: atmospheric sciences, Earth and planetary sciences, marine biology, and ocean and resource engineering.

This collaborative effort aims to promote internationalized education, cultural exchange and collaboration in areas of common interest and benefit to both institutions. It was established to enhance the research and educational landscapes of both institutions, fostering mutual understanding and collaboration for years to come.

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