Global Affiliations

In nearly 20 years , the University has developed and benefitted from a range of affiliations around the world to support its mission.  Some of the most productive of these affiliations are through memberships in networks of institutions of higher education with a shared mission.  Other traditional affiliations popularly called partnerships are formalized through jointly signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) or agreements for collaboration and cooperation between institutions based on intent.  In recent years, many institutions around the world have stepped back to consider whether intent is sufficient for the formality of a MoU or agreement preferring to sign when a project or collaboration is well underway.   Supporting the University mission is best done through a number of solid, working affiliations and not the number of signed MoUs of intent to collaborate.

The following database represents all institutions that have a connection to AUI either through a shared membership such as the Global Liberal Arts Alliance, signed MoUs or specific agreements detailing cooperation and responsibilities such as the exchange of students.

This database is a work in progress and meant to be useful to the AUI community to understand both the scope and potential of existing relationships and is being constantly updated.

For students, it is useful to see all the possibilities for your study abroad experience that we encourage every student to plan for at least once in their degree program.  Not every institution indicated is available and many of the exchange programs are available on a negotiated basis each year based on an equal exchange of students coming and going.  Other study abroad programs are open to all qualified students.  For more information, contact a study abroad advisor in the Office of International Programs.

Faculty members are encouraged to maintain and reestablish their existing connections with colleagues around the world. They are also encouraged to develop new working and information sharing relationships with other faculty members around the world either directly or through networks or memberships in academic or professional associations.  Any real plan to cooperate and collaborate on a project requiring university resources should be discussed with your Dean.   A MoU should only be considered to support and facilitate activities and not just the intent unless required to support a grant/funding application

For more information about this database, MoUs, or how institutions of higher education communicate to formalize relations, please contact the Director of the Office of International Programs.

Please click here for the Global Affiliations Database