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As a pioneer in marine sciences, maritime studies, and fisheries, this university has gained an excellent reputation. With over 70 years of experience, it is one of the world's leading institutions in these fields of study.

Founded in 1953, National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) has become a well-fledged university (with 6,458,346 square feet) on account of the superior leadership of the past principals and the efforts of the faculty, staff and students, originally named Provincial Taiwan Maritime Technology College (with only 10,677 square feet), Maritime College and National Taiwan College of Marine Science and Technology. NTOU is an ocean-based university, but not limited to the ocean and also an internationally well-known university with excellence in teaching and featured research.


This department hosts one of Taiwan’s oldest established food science programs. Through our faculty, research, and facilities, we cultivate students’ knowledge and skills to become future contributors to industry, scientific research, and society

enlightenedBachelor of Science Degree in Food Science

This academic program integrates principles and hands-on practice in food science and applies them to the scientific and technological aspects of food science and biotechnology. Our graduates can successfully integrate these disciplines to assure a sustainable, safe, nutritious, and high-quality food supply.

enlightenedPostgraduate Programs

We offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Although most of our graduate students have B.S. degree in food science, some of them have former degrees in Biosciences, Chemistry, and a variety of other areas. We attract students globally as well as from Taiwan (R.O.C.).

Courses in the area of specialization comprise advanced food science and biotechnology series, workshops, and seminars. State-of-the-art laboratories are available for food processing, biochemical, immunological, and molecular biology techniques. The Center of Excellence for the Oceans and College of Life Sciences also offers significant resources and facilities.