MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
SHNGHAI INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE
In order to strengthen mutually beneficial relations, Kingston University and Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade join in the following agreement on education co-operation.
The two institutions will endeavor to co-operate in education, research and enterprise in the spirit of mutual interest. Within fields that are mutually acceptable, the following general forms of mutual co-operation will be pursued.
Collaboration between academic programmes of the two institutions in accordance with arrangements to be defined in due course.
1. Exchange of academic staff for the purpose of research and teaching.
2. Exchange of students for Study Abroad programmes.
3. Exchange of information including but not limited to exchange of library materials and research publications.
4. Joint research activities, if possible also in collaboration with UK or XXXXX Industries.
Each institution is prepared to consider additional proposals for mutual co-operation. By discussion between the parties, alterations and additions may be made to the present agreement.
The persons engaged in exchange programmes and or joint research activities under this agreement shall be nominated by the sending institution and approved by the receiving institution and will comply with the conditions agreed by participating institutions for the duration of the exchange and/or research collaboration.
This agreement comes into force as soon as it has been signed by the two institutions. The agreement will remain in effect for an initial period of three (3) years or until one party gives 3 months written notice to the other. Both institutions will review the terms of the Memorandum 12 months before the expiry of the three-year term with a view to negotiating a further agreement on terms acceptable to both.
This agreement has been made in the English language in two identical copies, one for each institution.
This agreement has been made in the Chinese language in two identical copies, one for each institution.
* This Memorandum records the understanding between the Parties and is not intended by the Parties to be a legally binding document and shall not be enforceable in any court of law. Legally binding written agreements between the Parties will be prepared and signed as and when required to cover the specific activities anticipated by this Memorandum. Notwithstanding other clauses in this Memorandum, the Institutions will not carry out any action that is likely to damage the reputation of either Institution and will act in the interests of the Students affected by this Memorandum. Nothing in the Memorandum shall create or be construed as creating joint venture, a contract of employment or relationship of employer and employee, or a relationship of principal and agent between the Parties.
On behalf of Kingston University
Professor Martyn Jones
On behalf of Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade