The 8th OQEANOUS Committee Meeting was held at Shanghai Ocean University on March 14, 2019. Attending from Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology were Professor Maita, Vice Dean of the Graduate School of Marine Science and Technology (who is the person responsible for implementing this project at this university), Professor Okayasu, Associate Professor Daisuke Watanabe, and three other members of university staff. The meeting was also attended by Professor Huh Cheol and two other members of staff from Korea Maritime and Ocean University, and by Professor Wang Xichang, Dean of the Graduate School, and seven other members of staff from Shanghai Ocean University. Professor Ketil Eiane and Monica Brobak, Head of the International Office, were also invited to attend from Nord University as external assessors, and an external assessment of the project was conducted on the same day. The President of Korea Maritime and Ocean University gave a greeting speech part way through the meeting.
At this committee meeting, the attendees shared information about the program that will be recruiting in the fall of the next fiscal year and about the details of the summer school that will be held by Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology. After sharing information, they discussed matters such as the master's thesis review for the double degree program and problems regarding the degree conferment schedule. Following this, the external assessors gave a presentation that focused mainly on the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), and also presented a report on good practice and points for improvement with regard to the external assessment results. The detailed program assessment report is expected to be sent to Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology by the end of April.
The 9th OQEANOUS Committee Meeting is scheduled to be held at Korea Maritime and Ocean University in the latter half of June next year.
* OQEANOUS (pronounced "Okeanous") stands for Oversea Quality-assured Education in Asian Nations for Ocean University Students. Oceanus is a sea god who appears in Greek mythology.
The 8th OQEANOUS Committee Meeting
A presentation by Professor Ketil Eiane