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About CMPS


The Center for Marine Policy Studies

National Sun Yat-sen University



In recognizing the tenet of “our Nation’s survival and development relies upon the oceans, and our Nation’s security threats come from the same,” we shall stand up and strive for ocean-oriented nation-building, and to evoke the countrymen and the government alike of their awareness on sea power, Dr. Nien-Tsu A. HU and a group of like-minded scholars and experts would like to devote their efforts to national marine policy development with an academic approach.  The Center for Marine Policy Studies (CMPS) was thus established in May 2000 in accordance with the relevant by-laws of the National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU).

Including the history of its forerunner, the Office for Marine Policy Studies (OMPS) of the Sun Yat-sen Center for Policy Studies (SCPS) at the NSYSU, this Center has been the first and the most long-lasting academic research think tank of its kind in the field of marine policy in any national universities in Taiwan.  With its long-term involvement in the pursuit of the academic and policy development of marine policy in Taiwan, CMPS has received wide recognition and enjoyed a high professional and academic reputation at home and aboard.


Objectives and Missions                                  

To undertake academic research and activities in the field of marine policy so as to promote the academic and practical development of marine policy.



1. Undertaking research projects on marine policy issues.

2. Conducting public fora and activities, such as colloquiums, seminars, or conferences, on marine policy issues.

3. Conducting academic training, professional consulting, and field trips or visits concerning marine policy issues.

4. Publishing special reports or monographs on marine policy issues.

5. Promoting regional and international cooperation in the field of marine affairs.



Self-funded through commissioned projects.


Fellows and Staff                                       


DirectorProf. Nien-Tsu Alfred Hu, Ph.D.


Guest Research Fellows

Dr. Kwang-Tsao Shao, Ph.D., Academia Sinica, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Prof. Chih-Yu Cheng, Ph.D., Institute for Labour Research, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Prof. Chieh-Heng Kuo, S.J.D., Department of Law, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Prof. Ted McDorman, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Prof. Wen-Chen Shih, Ph.D., Department of International Business, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Prof. Kuan-Hsiung Wang, Ph.D., Graduate Institute of Political Science, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Mr. Peter S. C. Ho, Ex. President of the Overseas Fisheries Development Council, R.O.C.

Prof. Shih-Ming Kao, Ph.D., Graduate Institute of Marine Affairs, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan, R.O.C.


Executive Secretary: Ms. Yu-Ling Lin, B.S.


Research Assistants

Mr. Wei-En Chen, M.A. in Political Science


Mr. Peng-Kuang Chu, M.A. in Marine Environmental and Engineering




Part-time Assistants

Mr. Te-Yen Liu


Mr. Han-Chang Chiu


Mr. Chia-Hao Hsu


Ms. Chieh-Yu Chu


Mr. Chia-En Lai


Mr. Yu-Wei Chu