National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) was established in 1953 as Provincial Taiwan Maritime Technology College. Eleven years later, in 1964, we became a maritime college that offered bachelor's and master's degrees in various maritime fields. During this period, the college was supported by the Taiwan Provincial Government of the Republic of China. In 1979, we became a national institution, and were renamed the National Taiwan College of Marine Science and Technology. A decade later, in 1989, the college became a full-fledged university. As we look at the progress over the past 61 years, the University has undergone a great growth and change and is now recognized as one of the nation's most important centers of high learning and scholarship, especially in the marine sciences, maritime studies, and fisheries.
The NMMST is more than just a museum. It epitomizes balance, combining modern design and scenic landscapes. Encompassing an area of over 500,000 square meters in the city of Keelung’s Badouzi Harbor, the NMMST includes an award winning Museum Complex, breathtaking highland viewpoints, and numerous parks and trails.
The Museum Complex, which includes the Main Exhibition Building, IMAX Theater, and the Regional Exploration Building, features detailed exhibitions pertaining to marine science, technology, ecology, and culture. Additionally, the Museum Complex has important ties to the history of Taiwan. Formerly the site of the Pei-Pu Steam Power Station, which was constructed in 1937 during the Japanese occupation of the island, the Main Exhibition Building retains the power station's existing foundation and structure, which can still be seen from inside the museum today
beautiful view in Keelung Heping Island Park
Night scenes in Jiufen