MoU network

MoU universities

The universities that have signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations on cooperation in the training of language professionals for the competitive examinations for language positions are referred to as “MoU universities”. Collectively they make up the “MoU network”.
 

Information on the current members is presented below.

Ain Shams University (Faculty of Al-Alsun), Egypt

Ain Shams University

Memorandum | Programme

 

Beijing Foreign Studies University, China

Beijing Foreign Studies University

Memorandum | Programme

 

Damascus University, Syria

University of Damascus

Memorandum | Programme

 

Ecole supérieure Roi Fahd de traduction, Morocco

King Fahd School of Translation

Memorandum | Programme

 

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, France

Graduate School of Interpretation and Translation (ESIT)

Memorandum | Programme

 

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Memorandum | Programme

 

Institut de management et de communication interculturels, France

Institute of Intercultural
Management and Communication (ISIT)

Memorandum | Programme

 

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Memorandum | Programme

 

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation

Moscow State Linguistic
University

Memorandum | Programme

 

 

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, USA

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Memorandum | Programme

 

 

Minsk State Linguistic University, Belarus

Minsk State Linguistic University

Memorandum | Programme

 

 

Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russian Federation

Moscow State Institute of International Relations 

Memorandum | Programme

 

 

Université Saint-Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon

Saint Joseph University

Memorandum | Programme

 

 

Shanghai International Studies University, China

Shanghai Inter-national Studies University

Memorandum | Programme

 

 

The American University in Cairo, Egypt

The American University in Cairo

Memorandum | Programme

 

 

The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Russian Federation

Herzen State Pedagogical
University of Russia

Memorandum | Programme

 

 

National University of Cordoba, Argentina

National University of Córdoba

Memorandum | Programme

 

 

Université de Genève, Switzerland

University of Geneva

Memorandum | Programme

 

 

Université de Mons, Belgium

University of Mons

Memorandum | Programme

 

 

University of Bath, United Kingdom

University of Bath

Memorandum | Programme

 

 

University of Nairobi, Kenya

University of Nairobi

Memorandum | Programme

 

 

University of Salamanca, Spain

University of Salamanca

Memorandum | Programme

 

University of Westminster, United Kingdom

University of Westminster

Memorandum | Programme

 

 

 

Associated membership agreements

Universities that do not fully qualify to become an MoU university, but have the potential to support the long-term succession planning needs of the United Nations, may be invited to enter an associate membership agreement.  Institutions receive the status of university "associated" with the MoU network and are regularly invited to participate as observers in the activities of the network. 

Universities under an associated membership agreement:

 

MoU Conferences

Purposes

Members of the “MoU network” meet periodically with representatives of the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management to:

  • Review collaboration within the MoU network and propose ways to strengthen and improve it;
  • Share initiatives and innovations in the training of language professionals and trainers;
  • Report on the outcomes of outreach and joint training activities;
  • Discuss and agree on ways to bring the academic training of language professionals closer to the needs of the United Nations.

 

Past MoU Conferences

1. The first conference (3 and 4 May 2011) was hosted by the University of Salamanca (Spain)

 

2. The second conference (3 and 4 May 2012) was hosted by the University of Mons (Belgium)

 

3. The third conference (22-24 April 2013) was hosted by the Shanghai International Studies University (China)

 

4. The fourth conference (16 and 17 April 2015) was hosted by the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (Russian Federation)

 

5. The fifth conference (20 and 21 April 2017) was hosted by the United Nations Department for General Assembly and Conference Management at the United Nations Headquarters in New York

 

6. The sixth conference (2 and 3 May 2019) was hosted by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (United States of America)

 

7. The seventh conference (17 to 19 May 2021) was hosted by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Africa, stationed in Beirut (Lebanon).