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.
The CTAHR Research 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. All MOUs with UH Manoa are listed at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/international/international_agreements
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 Research Office so that we can document our activities with them.
Current CTAHR MOU / MOA: