The University partners with academic institutions across the globe to expand curricular offerings, research collaborations, and intercultural opportunities for mobility of students and faculty. University of Pittsburgh Policy 02-01-05 was developed to provide a mechanism for initiating, amending and/or renewing international agreements. The University’s process for establishing and renewing agreements with international institutions exists to protect the interests of faculty and units working to establish linkages, as well as the University overall. The policy governs agreements having the following characteristics:
…any agreement 1) between the University of Pittsburgh and one or more foreign governments and/or universities or other organizations domiciled outside the United States, regarding the use of this University’s faculty, student, library or other research or instructional resources within the United States or 2) that commits the University of Pittsburgh to the deployment of faculty, student, library or other research or instructional resources outside of the United States.
Faculty and administrators considering an international inter-institutional agreement should follow the steps listed below.
|Attention Health Sciences
Given the differences in agreement language used and types of arrangements entered into involving the Health Sciences, we ask that all departments that fall under the Health Sciences contact Megan Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-648-0053 for application and approval of international agreements. Thank you.
|Do You Do DocuSign?
The International Agreement Partnership process relies heavily on DocuSign, an online system for document signature workflow. The University provides accounts for free to all faculty and staff. Before starting your international partnership application, you might want to take a minute to make sure your DocuSign profile is properly set up.
|Familiar with the International Partnership Agreement process?
Access the Partnership Agreement Request Form directly.
*Please note: If you are using a Mac-based system, use the Firefox web browser to properly open and use this form.
It is important to remember that, in many cases, international agreements can include multiple parties and not just the University and a single foreign entity. This should be taken into consideration during the initial phases of the planning process for the sake of time management. Please note that Research Agreements or any agreement where Pitt owned technology, information or knowledge could be shared with a potential international partner; might, according to various federal regulations, be subject to review by the Office of Research and or the Office of Export Controls. The inclusion of these offices should be factored into the time allotted when planning for a completion date.
Attention Health Sciences
Given the differences in agreement language used and types of arrangements entered into involving the Health Sciences; we ask that all departments that fall under the Health Sciences contact Megan Hall at email@example.com or 412-648-0053 for application and approval of international agreements. Thank you.