Ocean University of China (OUC) is a comprehensive university with its strength in oceanography and fisheries science, which is under the direct administration of the State Ministry of Education. OUC has been approved as one of the national key universities with “Project 985” and “Project 211”.
Ocean University of China originated from the Private Qingdao University which was first founded in 1924, and subsequently went through several historical changes respectively as National Qingdao University, National Shandong University and Shandong University. In 1988, the name Ocean University of Qingdao was formed and inscribed by Mr. Deng Xiaoping, the late chairman of China. In October 2002, the present name, Ocean University of China, was given with the ratification of the State Ministry of Education.