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International Partnerships

Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (SAAS)

Memorandum of Understanding

Memorandum of Understanding Between The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. and Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (SAAS), Jinan, P.R.C


Ohio State Contact Information

  • The Ohio State University, College of Food Agricultural, and Environmental Science


International University Contact Information

  • Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (SAAS)


Location of International University

  • Jinan, P.R.C



  • In accordance with a mutual desire to promote further cooperation in higher education between Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (SAAS), Jinan, P.R.C, and The Ohio State University on behalf of its College of Food Agricultural, and Environmental Science, Columbus, Ohio (USA), the mentioned institutions have found it mutually beneficial to initiate a series of cooperative activities that may include:
  1. Exchange of theses, teaching materials, and other scientific and technological literature;
  2. Research collaboration;
  3. Exchange of faculty, scholars, and students for lecturing, advanced studies and research;
  4. Conduct of joint workshops, symposia, etc. on topics of mutual interest;
  5. Exploration of establishing a joint lab at SAAS


Duration of the agreement

  • This MOU shall take effect from the date of last signature hereto and shall be valid for five (5) years. It will be in force from 22 October 2015 to 22 October 2020. It may be renewed for additional five (5) years if both institutions, acting independently, agree in writing to renew it at least six (6) months before it expires. It may be terminated by either party by giving three months’ notice in writing of its desire to do so to the other Party, subject to the proviso that any ongoing projects under the MOU will be allowed to continue to their conclusion.


Note: Please see entire agreement for details