The University of Maryland has signed more than 300 international exchange agreements with 59 countries. View an interactive world map, showing UMD's international partnerships. Note that many countries have multiple agreements..
Over the past 35 years, the University of Maryland has entered into educational and scholarly collaborations with more than 300 universities, government agencies, and private institutions, worldwide.
A remarkable portion of these formal collaborations arose from professional interactions of individual members of the UMD faculty and staff with colleagues at the partner institution. UMD actively encourages such initiatives to continue its growth as a "globally networked university," as articulated in UMD's 2007-2008 Strategic Plan, Transforming Maryland: Higher Expectations.
In order to facilitate the establishment of new global partnerships, the university has established a campus-wide procedure for the creation of international agreements. Detailed guidelines on creating international agreements are available here.
The Office of International Affairs maintains an International Agreements List of UMD's partnerships by country, partner institution, and (where appropriate) those University of Maryland units involved in the collaboration.
For more information about UMD's international agreements, please contact Joseph B. Scholten, OIA Associate Director