On June 27, 2008, the University of Delaware and Xiamen University officially established the Joint Institute for Coastal Research and Management, a world-class global collaborative research initiative.
The institute’s logo is composed of water drops—the fundamental components of the oceans. In Chinese, there is a saying that "water drops can penetrate the rocks." This embodies the spirit we would like to have in our joint efforts for ocean science.
A joint research article “Strong Southward Transport Events due to Typhoons in the Taiwan Strait”, written jointly by Drs. Wen-Zhou Zhang, Huasheng Hong, and Shaoping Shang from COE/XMU, and Xiao-Hai Yan from CEOE/UD is published in Journal of Geophysical Research on November 11, 2009.
Yan, X-H. Y. Jo, L. Jiang, Z. Wan, W. T. Liu, Y. Li, J. Zhan and T. Du, (2008). Impact of the Three Gorge Dam Water Storage on the Yangtze River Outflow into the East China Sea, Geophys. Res. Lett. 35, LO5610, doi:10.1029/2007GL032908.
The XMAS series meeting was initiated by the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (MEL, http://mel.xmu.edu.cn/en) of Xiamen University. XMAS-III was co-sponsored by the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware, together with other institutions.
During XMU’s 93rd anniversary celebration, a 17 member UD delegation led by UD's Provost Dr. Domenico Grasso arrived in Xiamen to attend “University of Delaware Day” at Xiamen University from April 2-3, 2014.
As one of the events celebrating the anniversary, the 2nd XMU-UD Symposium was held in Zhou Long Quan Building at XMU’s new Xiang’an Campus on April 3rd.
The first doctoral student in the UD-XMUDual Ph.D. Degree Program in Oceanography, Zhaoyun Chen,defended his dissertation on Tuesday, Nov. 26 (Monday evening, Nov. 25, US EST), 2013 in Zhou Longquan Building on Xiang’an Campus, Xiamen University.
Student Zhaoyun Chen has just past his PhD oral qualifying exam and become the first PhD candidate in the UD-XMU dual Oceanography PhD Program. Zhaoyun is jointly supervised by UD Prof. Xiao-Hai Yan and XMU Prof. Yuwu Jiang. He studied in UD from September 2009 to March 2010.