Memorandum of Understanding about Academic and Research Collaboration
between Research Center for Ars Vivendi, Ritsumeikan University and Centre for Disability Studies of School of Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Leeds
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ABOUT ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH COLLABORATION
(1) Research Center for Ars Vivendi : RITSUMEIKAN UNIVERSITY
, 56-1, Toji-in, Kitamachi ,Kita-ku, Kyoto City 603-8577 Japan
(2) Centre for Disability Studies: School of Sociology and Social Policy: THE UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
, Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
IT IS AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
ARTICLE I. OBJECTIVE
The parties to this agreement wish to expand their activities for mutual benefit and in a spirit of academic co-operation and friendship. The objective of this Memorandum of Understanding is to further develop and carry out long term collaboration as described under Article II.
ARTICLE II. SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES
The areas of collaboration on academic and research activities covered under this Memorandum of Understanding are as follows:
1. Development of collaborative research projects.
2. Organisation of joint academic activities, such as: courses, conferences, seminars, symposia or lectures.
3. Exchange of research and teaching personnel.
4. Placement and/or exchange of students.
5. Exchange of publications and other materials of common interest.
ARTICLE III. FURTHER AGREEMENTS
Details of commitments relating to those activities described under Article II shall remain subject to later written agreements between the parties. Until such agreements are completed neither party shall be under any formal commitment to provide any goods or services.
ARTICLE IV. FUNDING
Unless agreed to the contrary each party shall be responsible for its own costs.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, RESULTS, AND PUBLICATIONS
Each party shall continue to remain the sole owner of its material contributed to any joint project. Arrangements relating to new intellectual property rights jointly created, results and rights of publication shall be agreed in writing.
ARTICLE VI. SETTLEMENT OF DIFFERENCES
If disputes arise then with the consent of both parties such dispute shall be resolved through arbitration.
ARTICLE VII. AMENDMENTS, DURATION AND TERMINATION
(a) Amendments to this Memorandum of Understanding can only be made after consultation and with the mutual written consent of both parties.
(b) This Memorandum of Understanding shall be effective from the date of signature to this Memorandum and continue until March 31, 2012.
(c) This Memorandum of Understanding shall be renewed on mutual agreement 3 months prior to the end of the then current term.