Global Partnerships

Global Partnerships

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As a global institution, the University of Utah seeks and maintains cooperation with higher education institutions, government, and non-government entities throughout the world. The Chief Global Officer (CGO) for the university is responsible, in collaboration with the Office of the General Counsel, for developing policies and procedures for the initiation, vetting, and approval of new international partnerships and the agreements governing these formal relationships. The Office for Global Engagement (OGE) manages the process and ensures coordination with all concerned units across campus. The Chief Global Officer, Dr. Brian Gibson, provides guidance on international partnership development and the formal agreements most appropriate for a particular partnership. Dr. Gibson works with the Office of General Counsel, the President’s Office, and departments/colleges to finalize and execute agreements. OGE maintains a database of all international agreements for the University and monitors expiration dates to contact the principal parties engaged in each partnership to determine whether agreements should be renewed or terminated.

DEFINITION

An international partnership is defined as an active collaboration by University of Utah faculty, staff, and/or administrators with colleagues at a university or organization (or multiple universities or organizations) in a country outside of the United States. This collaboration may include providing international academic experiences for students, faculty research and scholarship, teaching and mentoring, joint curriculum or course development, and other cooperative activities. Partnerships should be mutually beneficial, equitable, and lead to outcomes that each partnering institutions could not achieve on its own. There should be a strong commitment by the principal parties at both partnering institutions to combine resources and achieve common goals.