Rutgers has close to 300 formal partnership agreements with higher education institutions and international organizations around the world. Many of these agreements come from relationships that date back 30 or more years, including a partnership with Fukui University in Japan, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Francois Rabelais University in Tours, France. More recent partnerships include South China University of Technology in Guangzhou, China, Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India, and Cuttington University in Suakoko, Liberia.
Memoranda of Understanding have been signed to support study abroad programs for students, exchanges for faculty and students, faculty and graduate student research collaboration, 2 + 2 degree programs, and more. Students and researchers engage in a wide array of activities covering a variety of disciplines, including art and art history, business administration, education and teacher training, engineering, environmental and biological sciences, history and political science, management and labor relations, social work, women’s and gender studies, and more.
Partnership Guidelines: Faculty, administration and staff at Rutgers may initiate an international academic partnership with institutions abroad. The process of establishing such a partnership (initiating contacts, gathering information, defining areas of interests, etc.) culminates in signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an international higher education institution. International institutions may also use a Rutgers MoU to sign an agreement with Rutgers University.