MOUs and LOAs

The University has two types of general cooperation agreements which may be useful as a starting point for a partnership.

Memoradum of Understanding

This is an initial planning document between the University of Guelph and another institution which acknowledges the intention of the two institutions to explore future and substantial collaboration without committing resources. It is essetially a coutesy document which can be used when some formal agreement is required for funding or permission purposes to allow collegues at a potential partner institution to begin exploring possible avenues of collaboration with Guelph. An MOU usual expires after one year at which point there should be some evidence of substantive collaboration in process.

If your potential collaboration with Guelph is primarily research based, please contact the Office of Research

If your potential collaboration with Guelph is primarily realted to students exchange, curriculum development or other academic cooperation please contact the Centre for International Programs

Letters of Agreement

Normally a Letter of Agreement will have been preceded by an MOU between the University of Guelph and one or more other universities. It will recognize existing cooperation and authorize a substantial program of collaborative activity for which at least some of the activities will have basic funding and administrative arrangements in place.

The LOA will normally have a life of five years from signing by both institutions and will have provision for renewal.

If you would like to enquire about establishing an LOA with Guelph which is primarily research based, please contact the Office of Research

If you would like to enquire about establishing an LOA with Guelph which is primarily realted to students exchange, curriculum development or other academic cooperation please contact the Centre for International Programs