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International Linkages


  • UMES strives to develop Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) or Linkage Agreements with international organizations to facilitate relationships for continuing international-development activities. The purpose of such agreements is to provide the mechanism for other collaborative activities beyond the life of a given project. Listed below are linkage agreements that have been developed with international and domestic institutions to facilitate international research and development:

    1. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United States Department of Agriculture/Foreign Agricultural Services/International Corporation Division (USDA/FAS/ICD) for collaborative international development and scientific cooperation (1980).
    2. MOU with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign for international agricultural development (1981).
    3. MOU with Florida A&M (FAMU) and Alabama A&M (AAMU) Universities to implement the ROTREP Project in Cameroon (1986).
    4. MOU with the University of Zambia for collaborative research and an educational exchange in 1988 (1986).
    5. Protocol Agreement with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Cameroon to implement the ROTREP Project (1986).
    6. MOU with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria, to provide collaboration in agriculture research, training and related activities in tropical root and tuber crops (1988).
    7. Collaboration with the Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies of the University of Maryland System to implement linkage agreement with the University of Namibia. The linkage agreement is for exchange, research and training, with emphasis in the agricultural, environmental and marine sciences (1990).
    8. Linkage agreement with Ain Shams University, Egypt for educational training and research activities (1992).
    9. Linkage agreement with Cairo University, Egypt for educational training and research activities (1992).
    10. MOU with Hefei Polytechnic University, of the Peoples Republic of China for scientific and technical exchange (1993).
    11. Linkage agreement with Egerton University, Kenya for educational training, research, and economic development (1995).
    12. Linkage agreement with Africa University, Zimbabwe for educational training, research and agribusiness development (1995).
    13. Linkage Agreement with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana for collaborative scientific research, teaching and outreach to promote development in Ghana, promotion of cross-cultural knowledge and strengthening of the international experience at UMES (2003).
    14. Articulation Agreement with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology for Student Study/Research Abroad (2004).
    15. Linkage Agreement with University of Cape Coast, Ghana for collaborative scientific research, teaching and outreach to promote development in Ghana, promotion of cross-cultural knowledge and strengthening of the international experience at UMES (2003).
    16. Articulation Agreement with University of Cape Coast, Ghana for Student Study/Research Abroad (2004).
    17. Linkage agreement with St. Elizabeth Homecoming Foundation, St. Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica for collaborative scientific research, teaching and outreach to promote development in Jamaica, promotion of cross-cultural knowledge and strengthening of the international experience at UMES (2003).
    18. MOU with Golden Beach Hotels (Ghana) Limited to combine efforts of both institutions and others with similar interests, to stimulate technical cooperation in establishing a functional Hospitality and Tourism Institute (HTI) that provides hands on professional training and certification for management, supervisory and basic level personnel in Ghana's hotel, restaurant and travel industry (2004).
    19. Linkage Agreement with Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica for collaborative scientific research, teaching and outreach to promote development in Jamaica, promotion of cross-cultural knowledge and strengthening of the international experience at UMES (2003).
    20. Linkage Agreement with The University of West Indies Mona Campus, Jamaica for scientific cooperation and to strengthen research, teaching and outreach, to promote development in Jamaica; broaden the international experience at UMES; and promote cross cultural knowledge and understanding amongst students, faculty and staff of both institutions (2004).
    21. Linkage Agreement with the Central Region Development Commission, Ghana stimulate cooperation and strengthen training and technical assistance to promote development in the Central Region of Ghana, broaden the international experience at UMES, and promote cross-cultural knowledge and understanding amongst faculty and students of UMES and personnel of CEDECOM (2004).
    22. Linkage Agreement with University of Johannesburg, South Africa to combine efforts of the two institutions to stimulate scientific cooperation and strengthen research, teaching, and outreach to promote development in South Africa, broaden the international experience at UMES, and promote cross-cultural knowledge and understanding amongst students, faculty and staff of both institutions.
    23. Linkage Agreement with Walter Sisulu University for Technology And Science, Eastern Cape, South Africa for scientific cooperation and to strengthen research, teaching and outreach; broaden the international experience at UMES; and promote cross cultural knowledge and understanding amongst students, faculty and staff of both institutions (2007).
    24. MOU with Estonian Aviation Academy, Estonia for scientific cooperation and to strengthen research, teaching and outreach to promote development in Estonia; broaden the international experience at UMES; and promote cross cultural knowledge and understanding amongst students, faculty and staff of both institutions (2009).
    25. MOU with Department of the Navy Surface Combat Systems Center Wallops Island, VA to leverage the strengths and talents of UMES students for potential placement in the SCSC Navy civilian workforce, or as interns; and to collaborate on program events at UMES with SCSC leadership for enhancement of civilian workforce diversity at SCSC (2009).
    26. MOU with Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Nigeria to combine efforts of DESOPADEC, and UMES to stimulate and strengthen training and human capacity development to promote development in Delta State of Nigeria (2009). 
    27. Articulation Agreement with DESOPADEC to create a detailed plan to initiate the actions necessary to fulfill the purpose and objectives of the MOU (2009).
    28. MOU with University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to stimulate scientific cooperation and strengthen research, teaching and outreach, to promote development in Malaysia, broaden the international experience at UMES, and promote cross-cultural knowledge and understanding amongst students, faculty and staff of both institutions (2009).
    29. United States Department of Agriculture/Foreign Agricultural Services/International Cooperative Division (USDA/FAS/ICD) has collaborated with UMES to implement several different projects to provide technical assistance to USAID Africa Bureau (ongoing).