Research Centre for Transformation of Urban Ports and Harbours (TUPAH)

Project summary

31 August 2016

Sector: Education
Country location: China
Grantee: UNSW Australia

Project Description

Through conducting a needs analysis visit to China, and a research prospectus development and investor forum in China, the objective of this proposal is to utilize and promote Australian port and harbour management expertise in association with counterparts in China, to formulate a major proposal to establish the Australia-China Joint Research Centre for Transformation of Urban Ports and Harbours (TUPAH).

The project will conclude with acceptance of a comprehensive research prospectus, including agreed priorities for research programs, selected draft business cases, identified pathways for investment and knowledge exchange, this forms an initial activity of a research consortium, a community of practice, involving both Australian and Chinese scientists, port managers and industry people.

Key dates:

Needs analysis visit, Qingdao, Rizhao, Beijing, China, 30 July to 12 August 2016

Research prospectus development and investor forum, Qingdao, China, 17 to 22 October 2016

Social Media:;;; Wechat: 河口泥沙会议

Australia-China Council grant offer: $35,000 plus $3,500 GST

Total project value: $38,500

Last Updated: 16 August 2016
The China Blue Bay Remediation Action Plan Workshop was held on 4th June 2016 in the Sophia Hotel, Qingdao, China. (Credit: Photo taken by Dr Wen Wu, SARCCM, OUC)