International Agreements & Collaborations
The Office of Global Health (OGH) coordinates the execution of international agreements
to support international programs for students and TTUHSC faculty exchanges. In serving
as TTUHSC's contact for the agreement development process, OGH supports the faculty
involved and ensures that the university acts in a strategic and consistent manner.
TTUHSC has a two-phase agreement process that includes a Memorandum of Understanding
and a Program Agreement.
Memorandum of Understanding
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a general umbrella document whereby TTUHSC
and the international institution agree to establish a collaborative relationship.
The MOU does not set forth a specific program or project, but it is the requisite
parent document to any specific Program Agreement which may later be executed between
The MOU is signed at the institutional level by the President of TTUHSC. The MOU encompasses
all TTUHSC schools and components.
A Program Agreement defines specific collaborative programs, projects, and expectations.
It is established on behalf of a specific TTUHSC school and requires the dean's approval
in addition to the approval of the President of TTUHSC.
The Program Agreement outlines the details of the specific program or project, including
each party's rights and responsibilities. Individual Program Agreements are executed
for each separate program or project, such as observerships, student exchanges, ongoing
faculty visits, joint research projects, and other collaborations.
For an overview of the procedures to create an international agreement at TTUHSC,