International Partnerships

The University of Catania establishes agreements with public and private institutions for educational and scientific purposes.
In fact, one of the easiest ways to improve dialogue and experience transfer between scientific communities, develop joint research and tuition activities and facilitate the exchange of teaching staff and students, is to establish an agreement. Therefore, Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U.) and International Cooperation Agreements (I.C.A.) are the first tools for the realization of all cooperation activities with foreign universities and institutions.
The University of Catania has signed various international agreements with universities all around the world.
This webpage is meant to provide prospective partner Universities with some basic but relevant information on how to cooperate with the University of Catania. You will find the updated agreements list, as well as information on how the procedures to propose new ones.


Memorandum of Understanding

Within its internationalization policy, the University of Catania stipulates Memorandum of Understanding aiming at establishing scientific collaboration contacts increasing academic and cultural exchanges in education and research fields, as well as students, researchers and professors mobility. They aim at establishing and intensifying collaboration relationships with research agencies and universities all over the world in order to develop joint didactic and research activities. These agreements don’t have any financial backing.

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International Cooperation Agreements

The International Cooperation Agreements, unlike the Memorandum of Understanding, regulates the relationships among one or more Faculties/Departments of the University of Catania and the foreign partner Faculties/Departments. These agreements have a specific and defined objective, e.g.: mobility programmes, joint study courses creation, specific research activities, international summer schools organization, etc. International Cooperation Agreements, therefore, don’t have a fixed format but they are created and adapted to the needs of the promoting Faculty/Department.

If the agreement is proposed by a foreign university, it is advised to contact a promoting Italian professor or an Internationalization Delegate according to the scientific field the cooperation is  focused on.

Last updated: 
11/22/2016 - 13:03