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Guangzhou Maritime University

  • 发布日期:2012-08-17
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    Guangzhou Maritime University (GMU) is a full-time, public, provincial and unique maritime university in south China, located in Huangpu, Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong Province. It is the former Guangzhou Marine School (1964 to 1992) and Guangzhou Maritime College (1992 to 2013). In 2013, it was upgraded to degree-awarding university by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and changed its name from Guangzhou Maritime College to Guangzhou Maritime Institute. In March, 2016, its name, was again changed from Guangzhou Maritime Institute to Guangzhou Maritime University in accordance with the instruction of the Department of Education of Guangdong Province.
GMU has two campuses. The base campus is in the east part of Guangzhou, near the well-known Huangpu Port. The other campus is just opposite the Port and across the Pearl River. Both the picturesque campuses are fully equipped with modern teaching and living facilities, providing the students and staff with excellent condition for living, learning, teaching and doing scientific research.
    Guangzhou Maritime University consists of 12 schools, 2 departments and one Seafarers Training Center.
1. School of Navigation
2. School of Marine Engineering
3. School of Ship Building and Ocean Engineering
4. School of Port and Shipping Management
5. School of Harbor Engineering
6. School of Computer Science and Information Engineering
7. School of Shipping Business and Trade
8. School of Art and Design
9. School of Foreign Languages
10. School of Marxism
11. School of Innovation
12. School of Continuing Education
13. Department of Basic Courses.
14. Department of Sports Science
    Presently, GMU has a teaching staff of 571 and 12000 full-time students. It enrolls students from 25 provinces or municipalities in China. GMU can offer over 40 disciplines, the major ones being Marine Navigation, Marine Engineering, Marine Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Ship Building Engineering, Transportation Engineering, International Shipping Management, Logistic Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Electronic Information Engineering, Harbor Navigable Channel and Coastal Engineering, International Business and Trade, Business English and Digital Media Art.
GMU has more than 118 laboratories, the world-leading large ship simulator and domestic advanced marine engine room automation laboratory being the biggest ones. Besides, GMU is equipped with two practice ships co-operated with China Shipping Co. Ltd, each with a capacity of 60000 tons, one school-run factory and 96 outside-campus practice bases for students carrying out practice. GMU’s six-storey library stores more than 730,000 books, over 360,000 E-books, and 5293 electronic journals and periodicals. Its eight reading halls offer 1260 seats. So far, GMU has built 10 dormitory buildings, which can house over 15000 full-time students, five cafeterias, three standard track fields, a three-storey gymnasium, a swimming pool, a diving pool, a large pool for lifeboats training and four clubs for students to hold different entertainment activities. In order to keep the pace with modern distance education, GMU has set up its own fast campus internet.
    Guangzhou Maritime University attaches great importance to its education quality. In accordance with the requirements from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and “The Administration Regulations for Seafarers Education and Training of the People’s Republic of China”,GMU has established and implemented in 1999 the Quality Assessment System for seafarers’ Education and Training,and obtained in the same year, the “Certificate of the Quality Assessment System for Seafarers’ Education & Training in the People’s Republic of China”. This certificate is issued by the Maritime Safety Administration of the People’s Republic of China. Consequently, GMU is one of the few maritime colleges or universities in China that can directly apply for the international seafarer certificates for their cadets. Cadets from GMU can meet all the requirements of STCW and work onboard any kinds of ships going world-wide.
    With its unique features in maritime education and training, GMU is developing other relevant disciplines or specialties, and simultaneously looking forward to opportunities for collaboration on education and scientific research with colleges and universities from abroad.