Stevens Institute of Technology has a history of building long and rich partnerships with institutions and organizations worldwide. The Office of International Programs believes these relationships contribute significantly to the University.

International Partnerships

Traditionally, Stevens Institute of Technology has been building long and rich partnerships with institutions and organizations worldwide. The Office of International Programs believes that these relationships contribute significantly to the University, including teaching, research, and our global outreach. We also believe that students, staff, and faculty can obtain enriching experiences benefiting from these relationships. Therefore, our office seeks and maintains a variety of partners around the globe at different levels, be it department, School, and University. 

Existing Partnerships

Stevens has over 90 partnerships with institutions across the world in a wide variety of disciplines. The Office of International Programs is making a concerted effort to diversify our international partnerships, and has recently established several partnerships with institutions across Asia. Some of the most recently established partnerships include: Tsinghua University, China; University of Liverpool, United Kingdom; and the University of Lomé, Togo.

Partnership Types and Description

Stevens Institute of Technology and the Office of International Programs have been encouraging the academic community to initiate new international relationships that can develop into new partnership programs. In order to ensure the conformity of the new partnership and programs with our academic standard, avoid duplication and guarantee the appropriate management and maintenance, all partnership proposals must be analyzed and reviewed by the Director of the Office of International Programs and, if applicable, by the Program Director or Department Chair, the Dean of the School/College proposing the partnership, as well as the Academic Council.

The first stage of establishing any international partnership is the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). An MoU is a general statement between institutions typically used in order to establish a broad relationship for cooperation between two institutions or as an initial agreement. All partnerships must start with an MoU regardless of the type of final agreement.

After the MoU has been drafted, revised and signed  by both institutions, the parties then establish one of the following agreements:

Agreement for Bilateral Student Exchange
An agreement that facilitates a bilateral exchange between Stevens and its partner university through which students study at the host university for a full semester in exchange and pay tuition and fees at their home institution.
Agreements for Dual Degree or Coordinated Programs
Dual Degree programs allow students from the partner university to earn two degrees simultaneously or earn one degree from both universities. Types of dual degree agreements include: Graduate Level: "4+1" or "3+2" Coordinated Programs and Undergraduate Level: "2+2" Dual Degree Progam.
Agreement for Direct Enrollment (Contractual Agreement)
An agreement in which the university abroad does not wish to send students to Stevens, but is willing to host Stevens students for a semester. Stevens students pay the fees of the host institution. 
Agreement for Research Cooperation or Collaboration
An agreement for Stevens faculty interested in establishing (a) new contacts with faculty abroad or (b) developing research collaborations with new and existing overseas contacts. With this agreement, it is possible to exchange scholars, faculty members and even students to work strictly in research fields.
Agreement for Visiting/Exchange of Faculty and Scholars
An agreement in which the incoming/outgoing faculty/scholar can develop other activities beyond research, such as teaching.
Agreement for Visiting Students
This agreement enables students from institutions that do not have an Agreement for Bilateral Exchange to study at Stevens or a regular fee-paying basis.

Guidelines for Establishing a Partnership

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