All formalized agreements should enchance the university's strategic international goals and link the university with international institutions that will mutually benefit from the colloaborations.
The basic requirements that the university applies to each MOU are that it:
The basic requirements that the university applies to each MOA, SEA and collaborative degree programs are that they:
The information and documents contained within the International Agreement section of the website provide a complete guide to the establishment of Memoranda of Understanding, Memoranda of Agreement as well as Student Exchange Agreements. Each category has a statement of procedures and templates available for adaptation. The corresponding checklists trace a path toward successful completion of such a contract.
Proposals for new agreements with an international university should be discussed with (614-292-9999) at the Office of International Affairs from the outset to ensure productive negotiations in support of Ohio State’s goals.
Individual faculty members who wish to propose an MOU or MOA are expected to have the full support of their academic unit and college before an agreement is negotiated in more formal terms.
The Office of International Affairs is ready to assist with the formulation and negotiation of an agreement at any time.
The MOU, MOA and SEA protocols specified do not apply to sponsored research projects between a group led by a Principal Investigator and the sponsoring institution or agency. In these cases, the requirements specified by Ohio State's Office of Sponsored Programs or the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research are applicable.