Oregon State University engages in education and research collaborations with institutions and colleagues around the world. Support is available for establishing new agreements.
A Letter of Collaboration (LOC) is a non-binding, general agreement initiating relations with a partner institution. An LOC expresses mutual interest in engaging in cooperative academic or research efforts. This is often the first step toward developing a more concrete program. Any language deviating from the template, including LOCs originating with the partner, must be reviewed by Contract Services.
If your international partner is a member of the Erasmus+ network, it may be possible to access financial support for international partnership activity using the Erasmus+ mobility agreement, learning agreement, or inter-institutional agreement, depending on the type of activity planned. You can learn more about Erasmus+ and see the templates on their website. Please note that if your activity involves OSU student mobility you will need to work with OSU Global Opportunities (see below).
Programs which involve international mobility for OSU students are overseen by the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO). Please contact OSU GO for more information about any of the following options:
If you are interested in creating an international agreement that does not fit into the categories above, or for any questions, please email the Global Affairs Associate or call (541) 737-6209.