The goal of the department is to instill in students a foundation of marine science knowledge and cultivate expertise in the research and development of marine biotechnology and resources. The professional knowledge and training in independent research provided here will enhance students’ competitiveness in related academic fields and industries.
Teaching focuses include training in basic marine science, marine biotechnology, resource exploitation and resource conservation:
(1) Training in marine science involves strengthening fundamental scientific knowledge and providing courses in marine life, physics, chemistry, and geology. A solid foundation in marine science will provide students with the tools necessary to enter careers in marine biotechnology was well as resource exploration and exploitation.
(2) Marine biotechnology training presents a marine-science-oriented approach to modern biotechnology teaching and training, providing complete and specialized professional instruction to generate students who are well-versed in the ocean and the development of biotechnology, giving them the competitive edge to pursue research, further academic study, or careers in the biotechnology industry.
(3) Resource exploitation education includes biological, chemical, geological, and physical marine resources. It also has an emphasis on teaching ocean productivity research and the development of natural medical resources from the sea. Additionally, it incorporates biotechnology and genetic engineering research methodology to increase yields and prevent the overdevelopment of biological resources, maintaining a balance between exploitation and conservation.
(4) In terms of resource conservation, focus is placed on the conservation of biological resources so that students may understand the effects of various environmental factors (including sources of pollution) on marine life and ecosystems. Students will learn to evaluate the impact of variations in environmental factors on overall marine resources and relevant preventive measures, enabling them to better develop, conserve and manage those resources.
Developmental priorities include research and education in the areas of molecular cell biology, neurophysiology and endocrinology of marine life, marine ranching and aquaculture, natural products and biopharmaceuticals, basic productivity, biological oceanography, marine ecology and environmental chemistry, and physical and geological marine resources.