Auburn University and Ocean University of China officials have created a joint venture for aquaculture and environmental sciences.

Auburn Provost Timothy Boosinger and OUC President Zhigang Yu met with administrators from both schools to implement the agreement that promotes collaboration in aquaculture and environmental science research and education. The official agreement establishing the center was finalized earlier this year.

The joint center is the result of a decades-long relationship between the two universities and will build on the schools’ shared strengths in fisheries, aquatic and environmental sciences.

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