MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, KOREA
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE
Seoul National University of Technology (SNUT), Korea and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile hereinafter referred to as the Parties, recognizing their mutual interest in research in engineering, agree to undertake the activities as more specifically set forth in this Memorandum of Understanding.
I. Objectives and Scope
To exchange technical knowledge and expertise and to undertake collaborative research on construction & safety engineering .
To identify major areas, disciplines or topics of respective mutual interest, in which exchange activity can be most productively channeled.
To exchange information and documentation which be of value to each University in identifying areas of mutual interest and in assisting participants in the exchange.
To strengthen and encourage communication and collaboration between members of the two universities, especially in areas of mutual concern and benefit.
To facilitate the exchange of scholars on informal and professional visits and the exchange of visiting professor and fellows for research, keeping in mind that, in all cases the exchange of professors or fellows will accord with regulations examined by each partner on an individual basis.
To promote the advancement of science, technology and human learning through the undertaking of cooperative research on topics of mutual interest and expertise.
To stimulate contacts between researchers in the two Universities and the formation of research linkages and groups.
To encourage researchers in each country to seek financing for the support of collaborative research.
To improve research communication through the exchange of scholarly publications, documents and materials and the joint organization of conferences and seminars.
II. Exchange of Information
Seoul National University of Technology and University of South Australia agree to exchange on a reciprocal basis scientific and technical information and publications related to the areas of mutual interest in relevant fields. Both Parties may organize seminars of specific agreed topics.
III. Joint Projects
Both Parties will seek funding of mutually agreed projects associated with research on topics of mutual interest and expertise.
Before any particular cooperative project or program is initiated, all financial details shall be negotiated and agreed upon by the two institutions with each partner acting within the scope of the resources specifically allocated to this effect by the administrative authorities.
Cooperative projects requiring financial support shall not be initiated in the expectation of support by either Party before such funding has been explicitly agreed to and committed.
With projects existing with other parties or ones outside those agrees by this document or as otherwise determined, each Party may retain the right of confidentiality to the results and applications of their individual research.
Any scientific and technical information exchanged between Parties and identified as confidential by one side of the Parties in carrying out cooperative efforts will be held as confidential by the receiving Party and such technical information will not be disclosed to or used by a third party unless both Parties agree in writing to such disclosure of use.
On joint projects, the individual intellectual property rights of the partners shall be negotiated at a mutually agreed tie during the progress of the research.
No predetermined relativities of intellectual property are simpled by this document.
V. Interchange of Personnel
(1) Staff exchange : Providing sufficient funds are available, an interchange of personnel will be made between both Parties. This may take the form of short laboratory visits (two or three days), seminars and workshops(approximately one to two weeks) or longer periods of research (from one month to one year). International travel costs and domestic expenses and travel will be negotiated individually for each exchange. The staff of each Party shall conform to the general rules of work and safety in force at the host institution.
(2) Student exchange : student exchanges at an undergraduate and postgraduate level will be made where funding is available. Max. five exchange students may be recommended to the host institution for academic studies each year subject to appropriate candidate(s) being identified. The credits earned in courses with equivalent course content and examination standards at the host institution will be considered for acceptance by both Parties. UNSW makes his best for that the tuition 1/4 of fee is covered by the host intuition but the remained one, the living expenses, the travel costs, insurance and any service fees will be the responsibility of the exchange students. Incase of project study in four year, some fees should be covered by the student who is by an adviser UNSW. And informed to SNUT with notes of “PASS” or “NONPASS”. Both parties will review the program annually for any imbalances in the number of students, and will adjust the numbers of students exchanged the following year, as necessary, to maintain a reasonable balance in the exchange.
VI. Development of Higher Degree Program
Both parties will work to develop higher degree program between the two Universities through the authorized channels. The following activities may be possible for the successful degree program.
- A Cooperative Bachelor of Engineering Degree Program between SNUT and UniSA will be developed at both institutes. Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded the B.E. degree by both institutes.
- A jointly supervised Master of Engineering/Doctor of Philosophy program will be developed at both institutes. Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded the appropriate higher degree of both Institutions
- A liaison office or appropriate contact point for the program development in both organizations will be arranged.
VII. Enactment of Agreement and Termination
This Memorandum of Understanding shall come into force for a period of five years upon the signature of both Parties and shall renewed with their mutual consent and signatures. It may be amended by written agreement of both Parties.
Either Party may terminate this Memorandum of Understanding with ninety days written notice of termination to the other Party.