Considerations for Proposed International Linkage Agreements

The goals and objectives of each linkage activity should be complementary to the mission and purpose of Missouri S&T and consistent with and reflected in the strategic plan. The elements of the linkage program will be specific and periodically reviewed by the Office of International and Cultural Affairs, and in conjunction with the effort, those responsible for generating or continuing the linkage are to report the linkage activity on an annual basis.

There are three types of international linkage agreements:

1. Institutional Linkages - A comprehensive institutional linkage reflects a formal understanding between individual institutions or groups of institutions (consortia).

2. Departmental Linkages - Linkage with counterpart departments of international institutions may involve faculty, student, and collaborative research and/or other scholarly activities.

3. Individual Linkages - Individual faculty members may develop informal collaborative activities with international colleagues without a formal linkage agreement.

International linkage agreements for Missouri S&T should address one or more of the following categories to fit institutional needs:

1. Add prestige for Missouri S&T (by affiliation);

2. Provide student benefit (through student recruitment, internships, study abroad, etc.);

3. Promote research, contracts, or training;

4. Promote targeted goodwill and public relations.

In order to ensure compliance with applicable U.S. Export Control regulations, faculty members who sponsor international agreements are required to acknowledge/sign a “Restrictive Clause.” Contact the Office of Sponsored Programs for more detailed information.

Student safety is a top priority at Missouri S&T. When considering a partner institution for student exchange, please note the University does not support study abroad or exchange programs to countries where the U.S. Department of State has issued a travel warning which would negatively impact risks associated with the program. Read the full University of Missouri Guideline on Study Abroad in Sites Under State Department Travel Warning for additional information. Please direct any questions to studyabroad@mst.edu or campus extension X6015.