Umeå University has several agreements with foreign partner universities, most of them in Europe. The agreements primarily govern student and teacher exchanges. Below is a summary of the types of agreement in place at the university, as well as who has the authority to enter into agreements.
University-wide agreements are signed mainly with universities outside Europe. The decision to sign a university-wide agreement lies with the university management and the Strategic Planning Committee for Education (Utbildningsstrategiska rådet) at Umeå University.
Faculty agreements are entered into by the faculty board, etc. of the respective faculty.
Nordplus is a network for all higher education institutions in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The individual departments apply to participate in the network.
Most agreements at Umeå University are signed at department level under the Erasmus+ programme. There are a few agreements at department level that are signed with universities outside Europe.
Umeå University's participation in the Erasmus+ programme is centrally coordinated at the International Office. Erasmus+ agreements are signed by the respective department. In few cases, faculty agreements are also signed for several departments within Erasmus+. According to procedures, a head of department or the international coordinator at the department or faculty can sign an Erasmus agreement. It therefore does not need to be signed by the Vice-Chancellor or the International Office.