|Institute for Social and Economic Change|
ISEC and Maastricht University, P.O.Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands have inked a Memorandum of Understanding on 27.10.2009. This leap forward in ushering in an era of international academic and research cooperation is for the following objectives.
(a) EDUCATIONAL COOPERATION
Parties intend to share knowledge, experiences and educational research results and to support each other in further educational development. This mutual support may include, but is not limited to curriculum development, development and application of innovative methodological approaches (such as problem-based learning), student assessment, educational quality assurance, programme contents development, internationalization of the curriculum, student support services, and management of education.
(b) ACADEMIC STAFF PROGRAMMES
Visits by academic staff members will be encouraged for the mutual benefit of both parties. Suitable arrangements will be made for the exchange of visiting scholars for collaboration in teaching and in research:
(c) JOINT RESEARCH PROGRAMMES
The two organisations will seek opportunities to cooperate in research. The details of specific proposals will be determined by the mutual agreement of relevant faculties of both universities.
(d) CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES
To facilitate academic and cultural interchange, the exchange of research materials, publications and information will be encouraged.
Each Party will invite the other, when appropriate, to participate in conferences, symposia and short visits. Joint educational programmes and joint curriculum development are encouraged as well.
(e) STUDENT PROGRAMMES
A student programme may include student exchanges, joint supervision of postgraduate students, and the provision of library access and academic assistance for doctoral research students. Such activities shall be negotiated and agreed to by both the organizations on a case-by-case basis.
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