Institute for Ocean Politics Studies

Institute forOcean Politics Studies (IOPS)

Ocean University of China (OUC)

The Institute for Ocean Politics Studies (IOPS) atOcean University of China was established on January 22, 2013. The IOPS is acomprehensive and multidisciplinary centre dedicated to research, education andtraining on ocean politics, maritime security and oceans governance. It alsoprovide authoritative policy development advice and other support services togovernment agencies in China and the wider Asia-Pacific region, as well as toregional and international organizations and ocean-related industry.

Our Vision is:

“To be the acknowledged leader in China andinternationally in research, education and high level advice on oceansgovernance and maritime security.”

Our Mission is:

“To provide high quality research, education, trainingand advice on oceans governance and maritime security of benefit to China andthe wider region.”

What we do:

The IOPS has forged a strong reputation for maritime research,education, training and advisory services with the following core strengths:

lChina’s maritime strategy and securitypolicy

lInternational ocean law and China’smaritime interests

lProtection of sovereignty and interests inChina’s surrounding oceans

lGreat power’s maritime strategy and policy

lNon-traditional security in maritimeaffairs

lMaritime delimitation

lCross-strait cooperation on maritime issues

lPolar politics and law under the climatechange background

lHistory and Culture of the China sea waters

The IOPS has a strong emphasis upon capacity buildingfor governments, navies and ocean related sectors, international and regionalorganizations. The Ocean University of China offers top multidisciplinarymaritime undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in China, includingboth professional and academic degrees. Our capacity building capabilitiesinvolve a highly qualified staff, headed by Pro.Yanhong Qin and Dr.Jianying Ma,and a cadre of Centre Fellows of international repute.

Contact us:

Address: School of Law and Political Science, OceanUniversity of China, No.238, Song-ling Rd., Qingdao, China (266100)

Director: Pro. Yanhong Qin

Deputy director: Dr. Jianying Ma

Email: qinyanhong@ouc.edu.cn