It is the agreement explicitly reaching concurrence between Gyeongsang National University (GNU) and other universities (or institutions) for the purpose of building joint cooperative relations and of carrying out various types of exchange businesses and joint research activities which involves establishing basic principles and cooperation plans primarily for the exchange of university personnel, students, academic material, and conducting joint research.
Various titles are used to express the agreement, such as the academic exchange agreement (convention, arrangement, protocol, memorandum), the agreement on sister relationship (convention, arrangement, protocol, memorandum), but these are deemed the same agreement with the same effect provided that they contain the details of the agreement between the universities (institutions).
GNU has “Guidelines for Concluding and Implementing International Exchange Agreements” as a basis of concluding the agreement.
Under the「GNU Guidelines for Concluding and Implementing International Exchange Agreements」, the president or the person delegated to act on his behalf as for the university headquarters, and the head of the Graduate School, College, Division (Department), affiliated institution, and research institute as for a unit institution can also sign the agreement.
In general, an agreement becomes effective when persons authorized to sign the agreement from both universities [institutions] put their signatures on the agreement. As a rule, the agreement is concluded in such a manner that  the authorized person from the other university [institution] is invited to sign the agreement, or  GNU’s authorized person visits the other university [institution] to sign it, or  the agreement signed by each authorized person is mutually exchanged by mail.
The institution wishing to proceed with the conclusion of the agreement with the other university [institution] shall conduct a full review prior to signing the agreement to ensure that the content of the agreement does not contravene any school rules and regulations of either GNU or its counterpart, or the relevant laws of the country.
For further information, please make inquiries to the Department of International and External Cooperation (82-55-772-0274).