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 Office of the Provost provides advice and resources for Washington University faculty who are considering an MOU.

The Office of the Provost has streamlined the approval process. They also collect signed agreements and ensure:

  • 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 Erin Schuettpelz, Associate Provost for Operations, at