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Internati​onal Agreements​ (MOU / MOA)

To facilitate cooperation and collaboration with an international university or research institute, it is often useful to establish a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) to formalize the partnership. Some foreign institutions may require an MOU in order for their researchers to travel internationally or to access funds for collaborative research.

CTAHR Faculty - Propose a New International Partnership

The CTAHR International Programs Office coordinates international agreements for the college, and can assist faculty with this. An MOU may be established either directly with CTAHR, or with the University of Hawai at Manoa. Most of our MOUs have been established directly with CTAHR, and this requires only college review. Establishing an MOU with the University of Hawaii at Manoa is a somewhat lengthier process, and requires review by UH Manoa administration and the signature of the Chancellor.

General MOU Types

  1. General MOU University level (Chancellor signature only. It is processed with an agreement proposal through MIX)
  2. General MOU University level (Chancellor & Dean signatures. It is processed with the MOU proposal through MIX)
  3. 3. General MOU CTAHR level (Dean signature only. It’s processed at college level only, and doesn’t need a proposal. But the Dean’s office request written information for the purpose of establishing MOU.)

NOTE: University level or college level needs their equal counterpart sign the MOU at the partner institution.

Visit MIX website for agreement level information, proposal forms, and MOU/MOA list,

Once an MOU has been signed, some foreign institutions may also require a “Memorandum of Agreement” (MOA) in order to implement specific activities described in general terms in the MOU. For example, an MOU may refer to generally to exchange of graduate students, while an MOA would refer specifically to an exchange of students between the laboratories of Dr. X and Dr. Y.

CTAHR currently has memoranda of understanding and/or agreement with the following institutions. Faculty visiting or collaborating with these institutions, or hosting visitors, are asked to inform the International Programs Office so that we can document our activities with them.

Active MOU & MOA List (As 05/01/17)

ScopeMOU & MOACountryEducational Institution
CTAHRMOUBrazilUniversidade de Passo Fundo
CTAHRMOUChinaCollege of Plant Protection, Hebei Agricultural University
CTAHRMOUChinaFlower Research Institute (FRI), Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences
CTAHRMOUChinaFreshwater Fisheries Research Center (FFRC), Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
CTAHRMOUChinaInstitute of Agricultural Environment and Resources, Shanxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences
CTAHRMOAChinaSouth China Institute of Botany, Kunming Institute of Botany, Yunnan Institute of Tropical Botany of the Academia Sinica - Agreement of Cooperation
CTAHRMOUChinaInstitute of Animal Sciences, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Science College of animal Science, Xinjiang Agricultural University College of Veterinary Medicine, Xinjiang Agricultural University Institute of Agriculture Engineering, Xinjiang Academy of Agricultural Institute
CTAHRMOUIndiaAnnamalai University Tamil Nadu
CTAHRMOUIndiaOrissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT)
CTAHRMOUIndonesiaFaculty of Animal Science, Bogor Agricultural University
CTAHRMOUIndonesiaHaluoleo University Kendari
CTAHRMOAJapanGraduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Osaka Prefecture University - Agreement for Educational and Scientific Cooperation
CTAHRMOUKoreaCollege of Agriculture and Life Science, Chungnam National University
CTAHRMOUKoreaCollege of Human Ecology, Hanyang University
CTAHRMOUKoreaCollege of Life Sciences Sejong University
CTAHRMOUKoreaKorea Socio-Cultural Research Institute, Lohas Farm Agricultural Corporation
CTAHRMOUKoreaSchool of Food Science and Technology, College of Biotechnology & Natural Resource, Chung-Ang University
CTAHRMOUNorwayNorwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromso
CTAHRMOUTaiwanChinese Culture University
CTAHRMOUThailandAsian Institute of Technology (AIT)
CTAHRMOUVietnamCenter for Environment Research Education and Development (CERED) Through its Asia Pacific office in Hawaii
CTAHRMOAVietnamCenter of Humanitarian Education (HUE)
CTAHRMOUVietnamVietnam National Museum of Nature Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
CTAHRMOUUSAHawaii County Economic Opportunity Council (HCEOC)
CTAHRMOUUSAHawaii Exemplary State Foundation
CTAHRMOUUSA/ChinaCollege of Horticulture South China Agricultural University & Ka'u Valley
CTAHR3+2ChinaHainan University - Articulation Agreement
CTAHR3+2 ChinaHunan Agricultural University - Articulation Agreement & Supplemental Appendix Concerning Adding One Master’s Program
CTAHR4+0 ChinaHunan Agricultural University - Undergraduate Program Memorandum of Agreement
CTAHR3+2 ChinaNorthwest A&F University - Articulation Agreement
CTAHR3+2 ChinaShaanxi Normal University - Program Agreement
CTAHR3+2 ChinaSouth China Agricultural University - Memorandum of Agreement
CTAHR3+2 ChinaZhongkai University - Articulation Agreement
UHMMOUChinaHainan University
UHMMOUChinaHunan Agricultural University
UHMMOUChinaNorthwest Agriculture and Forestry University
UHMMOUChinaShanxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences
UHMMOUChinaZhejiang University
UHMMOAChinaZhejiang University
UHMMOUChinaZhongkai University of Agriculture and Technology
UHMMOAJapanMeiji University
UHMMOAJapanNagasaki University
UHMMOUNew ZealandMassey University
UHMMOANorwayUniversity of Tromso - Student Exchange Agreement
UHMMOUSouth AfricaMangosuthu University of Technology
UHMMOUTaiwanNational Chung Hsing University (NCHU)
UHMMOUThailandChiang Mai University
UHMMOUThailandKasetsart University (KU)
UHMMOUThailandSuranaree University of Technology
UHMMOUVietnamNong Lam University

Inactive MOU & MOA List (As 05/01/17)

ScopeMOU & MOACountryEducational Institution
CTAHRMOUChinaDalian Fisheries University
CTAHRMOAChinaEnvironment and Plant Protection Institute (EPPI) Chinese Academy of Tropical Agriculture Sciences (CATAS)
CTAHRMOUChinaGuangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences
CTAHRMOUChinaKunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
CTAHRMOUChinaQiongzhou University
CTAHRMOUChinaShandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (SAAS)
CTAHRMOAChinaSouth China Agricultural University - Summer Program Agreement
CTAHRMOUChinaSouth China Botanical Garden Chinese Academy of Sciences
CTAHRMOUChinaTea Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
CTAHRMOUChinaXishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
CTAHRMOAJapanSchool of Agriculture, Meiji University
CTAHRMOUKoreaCollege of Human Environmental Sciences Institute for Better Living, Wonkwang University
CTAHRMOUKoreaKorea Food Research Institute
CTAHRMOATaiwanCollege of Agriculture (COA) & College of Science (CCU), Chinese Culture University
CTAHRMOATaiwanCollege of Agriculture and Natural Resources, National Chung-Hsing University (NCHU) - Coop. Agreement
CTAHRMOU TaiwanCollege of Engineering Tatung University
CTAHRMOAThailandFaculty of Agriculture at Kamphaeng Saen, Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen Campus (FOA-KPS) of KU
CTAHRMOUTunisiaInstitution of Agricultural Research and Higher Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Hydraulic Resources
CTAHRMOUVietnamThai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry
CTAHRMOAUSAHawaii Tea Society- Tea Cutting Distribution Agreement
UHMMOUChinaChina Agricultural University
UHMMOUChinaChinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS)
UHMMOUChinaShandong Agricultural University
UHMMOUChinaSouth China Agricultural University (SCAU)
UHMMOUChinaYunnan Agricultural University
UHMMOAJapanHakuoh University
UHMMOUPhilippinesMariano Marcos State University
UHMMOUPhilippinesUniversity of Philippines, Los Baños
UHMMOUPolandAgricultural University of Wroclaw
UHMMOUTaiwanNational Pingtung University of Science and Technology
VariosMOAJapanTokyo University of Agriculture & Technology (TUAT) - Confidentiality Agreement
VariosMOUPhilippinesSoutheast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)

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