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International Partnerships

International Partnerships

Ohio State establishes research exchange program with Nagoya UniversityWith the goal of internationalizing Ohio State's comprehensive range of activities in research, education, and engagement, the Office of International Affairs (OIA) partners with Ohio State academic units to develop and manage a wide array of international collaborations, from general Memoranda of Understanding to more specific joint efforts, which are formalized as Memoranda of Agreement, Student Exchange Agreements, International Dual Degrees and International Collaborative Degree programs.

The Office of International Affairs facilitates the development of formal international agreements, which are driven by Ohio State faculty, deliver specific, mutually agreed upon outcomes, and serve to enhance and further the university’s strategic international goals.

Role of the Office of International Affairs

Develop and implement new and established guidelines and policies for international partnerships, including MOAs, MOUs, International Dual Degrees, International Cooperative Degrees, Student Exchanges

  • Draft, revise, and edit the content of international agreements and coordinate review and approval process
  • Liaise with Ohio State Offices of Legal Affairs, Business and Finance, Research Compliance and Office of Distance Education and eLearning to process agreements and ensure compliance with university, state, and federal laws and policies
  • Maintain university-wide databases of all pending and finalized international partnership agreements

International Partnerships