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International Partnerships

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Memorandum of Understanding

Memorandum of Understanding Between The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa


Ohio State Contact Information

  • The Ohio State University, College of Engineering, The Center for Electron Microscopy


International University Contact Information

  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Center for High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy


Location of International University

  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa



  • In accordance with a mutual desire to promote further cooperation in higher education between Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and The Ohio State University on behalf of its Center for Electron Microscopy in the College of Engineering, Columbus, Ohio (USA), entered into the formal agreement for the purpose of educational and cultural exchange. Both institutions have found it mutually beneficial to initiate the following series of cooperative activities:
  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 and;
  4. Conduct of joint workshops, symposia, etc. on topics of mutual interest;

It is understood that details of joint activities and all forms of cooperation as well as any financial arrangements will be negotiated for each specific case. Financial arrangements would depend upon the availability of funds. Each party agrees to seek financial resources for supporting collaboration activities and exchanges.


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 20 October 2015 to 20 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.


Note: Please see entire agreement for details