International partnerships contribute to the creation of new knowledge and a stronger position in the competition for funding and recruitment of the most talented researchers and students.
The formal framework for student exchange is an exchange agreement stating how many students can be exchanged per semester/year and the conditions under which the exchange takes place (language requirements etc.).
Health participates in several exchange programmes and networks. Exchange agreements are always signed by the Vice-dean of Education on proposal from the Office of International Relations. Staff members are requested to not sign agreements.
Suggestions for new agreements are assessed by the Office of International Relations. We take into consideration which courses the proposed exchange partner can offer to students at Health and for how many students it will be relevant. Health does not enter into agreements to accommodate only one student.
Existing exchange agreements can be found in the online application MoveOn for students.
Partnership agreements can take many forms and have many different purposes. A good partnership helps to develop and strengthen the faculty’s activities within research and education, carries over to colleagues in other research groups, and adds to the faculty’s international prestige.
When considering a partnership agreement, it is advisable to reflect on the following:
For support regarding partnership agreements at faculty or university level and for agreements involving education or research education activities, please contact the Office of International Relations at Health.
Before you commit the department, faculty, or university to a mutually binding agreement that involves education or resources (funding, positions, person-hours, facilities, etc.) be sure to get the proper approval.
Agreements are signed at the corresponding level of responsibility, i.e. Rector, Dean, Head of Department, Head of Graduate School, etc. Research collaboration agreements not involving education or research education activities are typically signed locally, e.g. by the relevant head of department.
Documents that require the signature of Rector, Dean, Vice-Dean, etc. is forwarded to the Office of International Relations along with background information. Partnerships that commit the faculty or the university are restricted to universities that support the strategic ambitions of the institution and you should be prepared to submit information explaining why the agreement is important (see guide above).
Please allow plenty of time for signing, especially when forwarding documents for Rector’s signature, e.g. Institutional Commitments.