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.
Those wishing to host visitors (who are not part of an existing Exchange Agreement) and are uncertain if a Visitors Agreement is required; should refer to the Pitt Academic Visitors web-page hosted by the Office of Trade Compliance. Faculty and administrators considering an international inter-institutional agreement should follow the steps listed below.
|Familiar with the International Partnership Agreement process?
Access the Partnership Agreement Request Form directly.
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 Sponsored Programs and or the Office of Trade Compliance. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-648-0053 for application and approval of international agreements. Thank you.