General agreement for scholarly exchange and collaboration between Université du Québec à Montréal and Rikkyo University

The Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada (hereafter referred to as "UQAM") and Rikkyo University in Tokyo, Japan (hereafter referred to as "RU") agree that cooperation between the two institutions to promote education and research activities would be mutually beneficial. The areas of cooperation will include, subject to mutual consent, any non-restricted program or activity desirable and feasible to further academie interaction between the two institutions. Such areas of interaction include:

  1. Exchange of faculty and research personnel
  2. Exchange of undergraduate and graduate students
  3. Exchange of publications, materials, and information

To carry out the academie cooperation mentioned above, representatives of the two institutions will exchange ideas and make such arrangements as are necessary, including the establishment of protocols where necessary. This agreement shall become in effect on the date of its  signing by appropriate representatives of both institutions and shall remain valid for a period of five years unless terminated in writing by either institution one year in advance. After the five years passed, the agreement should be renewed in every five years automatically unless either of the institutions proposes the other regarding the termination of the agreement in writing at least one year before the renewal date.

In the event of such a mid-term termination, commitments already incurred by either institution shall be fulfilled prior to fmal termination. Should either party seek revisions, additions, or deletions of any or all of the provisions of this general agreement or the protocol before the end of that period, a decision will be made on the basis of friendly and open discussions between appropriate representatives of the two institutions.




Robert Proulx, Ph.D.


Université du Québec à Montréal

Signed at:

Montréal, Québec, Canada


Date Signing

20 mai 2014




Toma Yoshioka, P.h.D.


Rikkyo University

Signed at:

Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Date Signing:

le 6 juin 2014