Northwest International University Policy on International Linkage research Agreements:
This policy outlines the principles and procedures governing the establishment of international linkageresearch agreements.
This policy applies to all international linkages that require formal agreements at the level of the institution or its administrative units.
In this research policy:
a) “Approval Officer” means the university administrator who approves a formal international linkage. This may be a dean, director, Vice-President, or the President.
b) “Formal International Linkage” means a legal inter-institutional agreement between the NWIU (or any of its administrative units) and a university, government, institution, or agency in another country involving the commitment of institutional resources in such matters as collaborative research, joint academic and scholarly activities, exchange of publications, student and/or staff exchange programs, and collaborative degree programs. Doubts about whether a formal agreement is required are to be resolved by the Vice-President Research & International (delegated to the Executive Director of the International Centre).
c) “Informal International Linkage” means a collegial relationship across international boundaries among individual faculty members, administrators, and/or students that involves no commitment of
d) “Institutional Resources” refers to the resources of the Northwest International University and its administrative units considered as institutional entities. “Institutional resources” include not only human and financial resources, but courses, academic programs, degrees, diplomas, and the like
e) “Proponent” means the Northwest International University administrative unit(s) proposing a formal international linkage.