In order to grasp international ocean affairs development for protecting national ocean rights and interests , the Ocean Affairs Council and the National Sun Yat-sen University Signed Cooperation Memorandum on August 12, 2019 to foster personnel be more knowledgeable of international laws and policies at sea and be more capable of international negotiation.
The Minister Lee, Chung-wei of the Ocean Affairs Council said that, since its establishment on April 28, 2019, the Council actively engages in ocean affairs like building ocean laws and governance, preserving marine resources, developing ocean technologies, promoting ocean industries, and shaping ocean cultures. One of the key elements is talents for international negotiations and international laws and policies at sea. The National Sun Yat-sen University is an excellent university with domestic and international fame and has been endeavoring to ocean education with significant graduates. By the signing of the Cooperation Memorandum, the Council can benefit from excellent teachers and education experiences of the University to foster talents to stand up for the ocean rights and interests of Taiwan.
The Ocean Affairs Council emphasizes that ocean affairs are full of varieties and complexities, involving cross-domain governance, domestic and international connections. There must be customization of trainings and education to solve problems of expertise and human resources for public and private sectors. The signing of the Cooperation Memorandum is just a first step.