The Degree Granting Colleges of the University of Rhode Island maintains international cooperative agreements and projects that add breadth and depth to their academic programs, fostering the development of global values, multiculturalism, diversity, integrity, and the equality of cultures and nations as well as enhance the URI undergraduate and graduate students’ global competence.
The international partnerships include a wide range of interests and practices that include collaborative research with international partners, granting of dual degree at the undergraduate and graduate level, globalization of operations through institutional linkages, and exchanging students and/or working with student interns.
International Education Agreements and Partnerships between the University of Rhode Island and other country government entities, universities, study centers, and/or research centers are generated with the purpose of establishing:
- Collaborative Research
- Reciprocal exchange of non-degree students for a semester or year
- Dual Degree Admission of incoming international undergraduate and graduate students that include earning a degree from URI and a partner institution (not a joint degree)
- Degree admission of sponsored graduate and undergraduate students
- Capacity Building Institutes
- Host and/or send students to participate in collaborative research at a partner institution
- Host student interns to work with URI faculty and/or other Rhode Island employers. The latter requires a Memorandum of Understanding with URI.
Commonly used Accronyms
- AACo – Agreement of Academic Cooperation
- CoA – Cooperation Agreement
- DD – Dual Degree
- FSA – Chinese Language Flagship Student Agreement
- MoA – Memorandum of Agreement
- MoC – Memorandum of Cooperation
- MoU – Memorandum of Understanding
- SEA – Student Exchange Agreement
To view the current database of partnerships and affiliations and their status (active/inactive), visit the link below:
INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS & STUDENT MOBILITY AGREEMENTS
For new international institutional partnerships and student mobility agreements aligned with an academic program and/or department’s global education goals, and/or the University’s international strategic plan, contact the Office for Global Strategies and Academic Partnerships (Office of the Provost):
Nancy Stricklin, Assistant to the Provost for Global Strategies and Academic Partnerships
Phone: (401) 874-7113