Institutional agreements are designed to establish a formal foundation for long-term international collaboration with strategic partners identified by the university community. Therefore, institutional agreements represent a significant legal commitment by the two parties. The Office of International Education provides assistance to all campus units looking to establish new international institutional agreements. This includes all agreements with organizations, colleges and universities overseas. In addition, the Office of International Education will collaborate with the International Advisory Committee, Research Services, the Health and Safety Unit, and the Provost’s Office for review. The final agreement requires the Chancellor’s final approval.

In order for a new international agreement request to be approved, the following procedure must be followed:

  1. Consult with the Office of International Education to see if there is an existing agreement with the institution with which you want to work.

  2. Complete the New International Agreement Request Form and submit with all appropriate signatures to the Director of International Education. 

  3. After the final agreement is generated, Research Services will obtain all necessary signatures. The Office of International Education will forward copies to the partner institution, while Research Services will house the official university record of all agreements and will maintain the searchable online database- UW-Stout International Partners.

* When initiating a new agreement with an institution overseas, UW-Stout prefers to use a UW System approved agreement template rather than accepting a template from another individual or institution. The agreement templates have been reviewed and approved by UW System Legal, and can be acquired by contacting the Office of International Education or Research Services.