The College of Education’s (COE) International and Special Programs unit at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa develops and maintains sustainable and synergistic international exchanges and partnerships in higher education with institutions from other parts of the world. COE’s international collaboration focuses on the exchange of faculty and students, sharing academic resources, and conducting joint projects of mutual interest and benefit.

As of Spring 2020, the College has formal memoranda of understanding and/or agreements (MOU/MOA) with 27 international partners in the Asia-Pacific and Europe, with varying levels of activity. Currently the College engages in active partnerships with institutions in China, Japan, South Korea, and Switzerland. For 2019-2020 and the near future, COE plans to deepen its existing partnerships and take advantage of agreements already in place.

The list below reflects only formal agreements administered through the International and Special Programs unit within the College. (The list does not include existing degree-program delivery agreements COE has with entities in the Pacific basin. For more information on these partnerships, please inquire with the American Samoa TTTAP program and the PACMED program).

  • Central South University, Changsha, Hunan (MOA for 3+2 program)
  • Hainan Normal University, Haikou, Hainan (general MOU and MOA for 3+2 program)
  • Jilin Huaqiao University of Foreign Languages, Changchun, Jilin (MOA for 3+2 program)
  • Sanjiang University, Nanjing, Jiangsu (MOA for 3+2 program)
  • Peking University, Beijing (general MOU)
  • Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang (general MOU, MOA for short-term student exchange, MOA for 3+2 program)
  • Asahi University, Mizuho, Gifu (MOU through Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science)
  • Bukkyo University, Kyoto (MOU and MOA through the School of Teacher Education)
  • Hakuoh University, Oyama, Tochigi (general MOA on student exchange)
  • Kyoto University, Kyoto (MOU through Educational Foundations)
  • Miyagi University of Education, Sendai, Miyagi (MOU through the School of Teacher Education)
  • Nippon Sport Science University,Tokyo (MOU through Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science)
  • Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto (MOU through Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science)
  • Sendai University, Shibata, Miyagi (MOU through Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science)
  • University of Tokyo, Tokyo (MOU through the Center on Disability Studies)
  • University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (MOU through Curriculum Studies)
  • North Kazakhstan State University, Petropavl (general MOU) – currently no activity / dormant
  • University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur (general MOU) – currently no activity / dormant
  • Kathmandu University, Kathmandu (MOU through the Center on Disability Studies) – currently no activity / dormant
  • Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Trondheim (general MOU)
  • Moscow Institute of Open Education, Moscow (general MOA through the Curriculum Research & Development Group) – currently no activity / dormant
  • Moscow State Pedagogic University, Moscow (general MOA coordinated by the Curriculum Research & Development Group) – currently no activity / dormant
  • Keimyung University, Daegu (MOU through Learning Design & Technology) – currently no activity / dormant
  • Seoul National University of Education, Seoul (MOU through the School of Teacher Education)
  • Thurgau University of Teacher Education, Kreuzlingen (MOU through the School of Teacher Education, MOA on student exchange)
  • National Chiayi University, Chiayi (general MOU) – currently no activity / dormant
  • Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organizations Regional Training Center (SEAMEO RETRAC), Ho Chi Minh City – currently no activity / dormant