Address: No. 1, Haida Road, Mazhang District, Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, China
Guangdong Ocean University was originally set up as Zhanjiang Ocean University on January 10, 1997. It was merger of the 62-year-old Zhanjiang Fishery College and the 39-year-old Zhanjiang Agricultural Academy. In 1998, the university was granted permission to offer master's degrees and enroll foreign students. In 1999, the university passed the Undergraduate Teaching Qualification Assessment conducted by the Education Ministry of China. In 2003, it passed the Nautical Education and Training Quality System Examination and Authentication certified from the National Maritime Bureau. In 2001, Zhanjiang Meteorological School with 48 years of history was merged into the Zhanjiang Ocean University giving it a comprehensive depth in Oceanic and Meteorological expertise. In 2005, Zhanjiang Ocean University was renamed Guangdong Ocean University to better raise its profile as a leading university in oceanic and meteorological sciences.