General agreement between Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Considering:

The interest manifested by both institutions;

The mutual desire of both parties to formally associate themselves and to give an official character to their cooperation;
The Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, represented by its Chancellor and Chair of the Board of Directors, Dr. Yoshikazu Morita

And

The Université du Québec à Montréal represented by its Rector, Dr. Robert Proulx;

Agree to the following:

Article 1

The present agreement gives a formal character to the cooperation, facilitates and intensifies the existing exchanges between the partners in the area(s) of French and Japanese studies. This agreement is open to professors and researchers in all disciplines who express an interest in developing projects of joint cooperation.

Article 2

In a general way and depending on the available financial means collaborations could take the following forms:

  • joint research projects;
  • exchange of professors (including “maîtres de langues”) and experts for educational missions;
  • exchange of students (depending on means to be settle in a protocol of student exchanges);
  • seminars and colloquia in areas of common interest;
  • joint publications and exchanges of experiences on work methodologies and academic organization;
  • all other project initiated by one or the other of the parties.

Article 3

The collaborative activities and programs will be established in agreement and will be covered in appendices to this document.

Article 4

Both institutions will work towards finding the means that will allow the realization of exchanges and the reciprocal support of a fruitful cooperation.

Article 5

Each university will name a person responsible for the application of the present agreement. This person will coordinate the collaborative activities that have been agreed on and will report, on annual basis, to the competent administrative bodies of his University. The designated person will be the Dean of the Department of International Relations for Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and the Director of the School of Modern Languages for UQAM.

Article 6

This agreement will come into force on the date of signature and will have duration of five years. It will be renewable after evaluation by the Department of International Relations for Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and by the International Relations Service for UQAM, provided both parties agree upon this. At any time it can be cancelled by either one of the parties with a six month notice. Both parties, however, agree to complete the activities planned before the termination of the agreement.

Article 7

This agreement is in both English and Japanese languages and both institutions agree that these duplicate versions are authentic.

Signed in Kyoto, October 7 2013

Université du Québec à Montréal

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Dr. Robert Proulx, Rector

Signed in Kyoto, October 7 2013

Kyoto University of Foreign Studies

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Dr. Yoshizaku Morita, Chancellor and Chair of the Board of Directors