Agreements of Cooperation

Global Affairs Partnerships

Fostering Mutually-Beneficial Partnerships

In an increasingly interconnected world, we recognize the value of international, collaborative research, teaching, exchange, and service. We realize today's most pressing challenges can not be solved alone. Cross-cultural, cross-border, and cross-disciplinary partnerships and innovation are more critical than ever.

As such, the University of California, Davis, actively engages in partnering with universities, research institutions, NGOs, and government agencies worldwide in order to facilitate a variety of intellectual interactions and exchanges. 

UC Davis Global Affairs seeks to support and strengthen ongoing international scholarship and research linkages though a variety of partnership and faculty programs. Our engagement is often spurred by faculty and scholar participation in ground-breaking projects across the world.

UC Davis currently has over 150 active Agreements of Cooperation and Working Agreements (Memoranda of Understanding) with international partner institutions across more than 45 countries. Most of these agreements are at the initiative of faculty members.

UC Davis Global Affairs Fast Facts

200 Seed Grant Awarded Programs have earned $40 million in external funding, 150 international partnerships in 45 countries, 8,400 international students and scholars from 110 countries, 40% of new faculty hold a degree from international, more than 1,300 students study abroad across 30 countries, 150+ UC Davis faculty and instructors have taught or led education abroad courses, 28 international alumni chapters, 11th for hosting international scholars 2015-16, welcomed 450 visitors from 87 delegations in 2015-16

International Agreements

Agreements of Cooperation refers to a general agreement to collaborate or cooperate and apply to the whole campus. An Agreement of Cooperation should be supplemented by a Working Agreement signed by the college or school dean or a designate within the department or unit who is responsible for ensuring any resource commitment is available as outlined within the text of the Working Agreement.

For information on how to establish an international partnership with UC Davis, see Guidelines for Agreements of Cooperation.

To search for current international agreements, by country, institution, department, college or school, visit our Global Affairs Agreements of Cooperation Database.

More Information

Please contact Ermias Kebreab, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Programs in Global Affairs at globalaffairs@ucdavis.edu or (530) 754-9707 if you have questions about international agreements. 

Visit the International Visitors page for information about international delegate visits to UC Davis.