As one of the world’s premier research universities, we are deeply engaged with international collaboration through global programs and partnerships.

The most commonly utilized agreement is a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which outlines the details for collaboration between one or more institutions. The Vice Chancellor for International Affairs/McDonnell International Scholars Academy provides advice and resources for Washington University faculty who are considering an MOU.

The approval process has been streamlined. The Vice Chancellor for International Affairs/McDonnell International Scholars Academy office also collects signed agreements and ensures:

  • No duplicate agreements
  • New MOUs are consistent with institutional standards and policies
  • MOUs are reviewed, bearing in mind our accreditation requirements, and
  • That expiration dates for MOUs are reviewed and/or renewed in a timely manner.

To get started, contact Laura Benoist, Associate Director, McDonnell International Scholars Academy at laurabenoist@wustl.edu.