Mid-Western University has established extensive academic and professional relationship with universities and colleges overseas, exploring opportunities for mutually beneficial collaboration in education, research, and cultural exchange. The Directorate for International Relations establishes and enhances collaborative relationship and cooperation with selected educational institutions around the world, promoting mutual exchange of ideas and skills and enhancing academic excellence. The Directorate plays an essential role in organizing exchange programs, monitoring and evaluating international projects that are run under different Faculties and Schools, and providing necessary assistance to new initiatives in the area of international engagements. It will assist international students and faculty members, within the framework of exchange programs, by arranging their placement, providing necessary academic information, and helping with social and cultural aspects of internationalization.
MWU is carrying out ongoing consultations with various universities of international reputation to establish joint framework for academic cooperation and research activities in the near future. The University is actively involved in creating partnerships with institutions abroad through formal memoranda of understanding. It is also creating opportunities for intellectuals in the large Nepali diaspora around the world to contribute to MWU in the areas of research, teaching, and service. Scholars of other national origin who are interested in Nepal and the midwestern region are also being invited to explore opportunities for collaboration and partnerships. Interested institutions, their units, and scholars are encouraged to contact us for potential opportunities.
MWU aims at becoming a scientific research hub for study and research for international scholars and students in Nepal, as well as connecting Nepalese students and scholars with their counterparts around the world.
International students are welcome to join the academic programs of MWU either by enrolling on their own or through exchange programs in their institutions. International students will receive the necessary guidance and support from the MWU Directorate for International Relations.
International students can join regular courses and conduct research activities as partial fulfillment foreseen by their own universities. Thanks to adoption of the semester system based curriculum and credit hours scheme by MWU, students will be able to earn credits and receive certificates for their academic achievements. MWU academic staff will offer them support and assistance and will facilitate them to explore the rich social, cultural and linguistic diversities existing in Nepal.
These guidelines have been developed in order to support Mid-Western University departments and programs that seek to establish meaningful institution-to-institution relationships for the benefit of Mid-Western University students, faculty, and staff.
Types of agreements may include (but are not restricted to) student exchange, faculty/scholar/staff exchanges, research collaboration, materials exchanges (such as library materials), training and technical assistance, and dual and joint degree programs. When several agreements exist with the same institution, when an agreement with an institution is regularly renewed and comes to represent an ongoing partnership, or in certain other circumstances, it may be necessary or expedient to develop a general International Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the partner institution.
Because an International Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and other forms of international agreements are binding, legal contracts, it is very important that each new formal agreement be entered into with the utmost seriousness and care. Individuals who are not currently employed by Mid-Western University may not initiate or be designated as the primary contact for an IMOU or other form of international Agreement. The International Relations Directorate reviews each proposed Agreement, and the Vice-Chancellor signs each new Agreement and renewal. Depending on the type of agreement, the relevant Dean(s), University Council, and/or the Campus Chief may also need to review and approve of the document.