UniversitÓ di Siena
Centro interdipartimentale di studi UniversitÓ di Siena
       
     

    Agreement for the establishment of international cooperation

    With the ph.d. program in History, Archaeology and Anthropology of the Ancient World (Division of Anthropology of the Ancient World)

    THE PARTIES

    • University of Siena
      Ph.D. Program in History, Archaeology and Anthropology of the Ancient World (Division of Anthropology of the Ancient World), Siena, Italy
    • The Focus Program on Mediterranean Cultures and Religions of the College of Humanities and the College of the Arts of The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, The United States.

    Whereas

    The Ohio State University and the UniversitÓ degli Studi di Siena have an existing agreement on Academic and Scientific Cooperation, established in 2001 and a Student Exchange agreement, established in 2003, the Parties enter into this sub-agreement based:

    • on the fundamental importance of promoting inter-university collaboration for the development of educational and scholarly graduate programs as well as common research interests; and
    • on collaboration in order to foster both specialized learning and professional understanding for graduate students; and considering
    • the rules in force in the two countries and, with regard to Italy, art. 3 Ministerial Decree n. 509 of November 3rd, 1999 concerning Universities didactic autonomy; and
    • the Statute of the University of Siena delivered with D.R. n. 746 of October 31st, 1994 and subsequent changes;

    the Parties have agreed to sign this agreement, which will remain valid for a period of five years, or until one of the parties declares that it expires, which would done before October 1 of the year preceding that in which such expiration will take place.

    Art. 1
    Objectives

    This agreement aims at formalizing the research and teaching activities that the Ph.D. program in History, Archaeology and Anthropology of the Ancient World (Division of Anthropology in the Ancient World), based at the Centro Antropologia e Mondo antico, University of Siena, carries out in cooperation with the Focus Program on Mediterranean Cultures and Religions based in the departments of Greek & Latin and of History of Art at the Ohio State University.
    Such cooperation aims to further the specific research interests of the doctoral program in Anthropology of the Ancient World and of the Focus Program on Mediterranean Cultures and Religions. The scholarly objectives of the programs are to inaugurate new subjects in an emerging field of study and to promote the intersection of diverse research areas, such as anthropology of the ancient world, classical and post-classical cultures, religious studies, regional studies, etc.
    The collaborative program offers both students and faculty members the opportunity to undertake part of their teaching and research activity in the foreign institution with which the agreement is established, within the framework of integrated research programs. Such programs will take into account the needs that will gradually emerge within the scholarly initiative to which the present agreement belongs.
    Specifically, the agreement aims to promote methodological exchange between The Ohio State University and the UniversitÓ degli Studi di Siena. One instrument of this exchange is a parallel seminar on the same topic, held at both institutions in the same Academic year, and followed by a meeting (called "study conference" in this agreement) of representatives of both institutions either in Siena or in Columbus, in which the results of these seminars are exchanged and developed further.
    Other activities can be negotiated.

    Art. 2
    Governing Body

    The following bodies will be responsible for managing the present agreement:

    In Siena:

    the Teaching Staff Committee of the Ph. D. Program in History, Archaeology and Anthropology of the Ancient World (Division of Anthropology in the Ancient World), in its capacity to propose and verify objectives for the program. Members of the Focus Program at Ohio State may be asked to join the Committee;

    At The Ohio State University:

    the Steering Committee of the Focus Program on Mediterranean Cultures and Religions, in its capacity to propose and verify objectives for the program, and to evaluate its results. Members of the Centro Antropologia e Mondo antico at the Universit├ degli Studi di Siena may be asked to join the Committee.

    Each year, both programs will define the educational and scholarly objectives of their collaboration and the specific means of their attainment, and may create joint committees for the evaluation of doctoral dissertations.

    Art. 3
    Validation of Study Periods Abroad

    Each institution will determine the manner in which the student participants will receive credits for their course work done at the other institution.

    Art. 4
    Organization of the Ph.D. in Siena

    Procedural Protocols

    A. For the Parallel Seminars and the Study Conference

    1. The acceptance of any participant in the Parallel Seminar will be at the discretion of the organizing institution.
    2. Each year, both programs will designate up to five qualified students and an equal number of faculty to participate in the Study Conference.
    3. For the first two years, the funding of the travel costs of participants in the Study Conference will be the responsibility of the sending institution. During this time, the funding of the costs for housing, meals and airport transportation will the responsibility of the host institution.
    4. After the two-year period, the partners will endeavor to find alternative sources of financing the annual Study Conference.

    B. For the Ph. D. Program

    1. 1. The exchange of doctoral students will be subject to the existing Student Exchange Agreement between the Ohio State University and the UniversitÓ degli Studi di Siena.
    2. The short-term visit of doctoral students in order to do dissertation work with a faculty member of the partner institution ("short term" being defined as no more than one semester at Siena or one quarter at OSU) is encouraged; the funding of such short-time visits will be the responsibility of the sending institution.

    Art. 5
    Insurance/Liability

    Exchange participants must have health insurance and accident and third party liability insurance as per regulations of each country. Health insurance must be provided by the exchange participants.

    Art. 6
    Agreement coordinators

    The parties designate the following coordinators to facilitate implementation of the agreement:
    for the UniversitÓ degli Studi di Siena:
    Maurizio Bettini
    for The Ohio State University:
    Fritz Graf

    Art. 7
    Equal opportunities

    In order to implement this agreement, the UniversitÓ degli Studi di Siena and the Ohio State University undertake to guarantee equal opportunities, without discrimination due to race, gender, religion, social class and ethnicity.

    Art. 8
    Legal Responsibility of participants

    As designated in the Student Exchange agreement between Ohio State and the Universita di Siena, exchange students will be expected to abide by the laws, regulations, and customs of the host country, and abide by the policies and regulations of the receiving institution. This expectation applies also to faculty participants of the study conference.
    Personal or material damages caused to third parties are subject to the laws of the country where these damages occur.

    Art. 9
    Changes to the Agreement

    Any changes or additions to this agreement, or any supplementary agreement, will have to be made in writing, with the assent of the cooperating institutions, at least six months in advance.
    Both the Italian and the English texts of this agreement are equally valid. They will be approved by the relevant bodies of the participating institutions.

    Art. 10
    Disputes

    Any dispute arising in connection with this agreement shall be resolved by non-binding arbitration involving a board of arbitrators consisting of one member designated by each party and one further member chosen by mutual agreement.

    • THE COORDINATOR OF THE PH. D. PROGRAM IN HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD (DIVISION OF ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE ANCIENT WORLD), UNIVERSITY OF SIENA
    • THE RECTOR, UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDY DI SIENA
    • THE FIRST RESEARCHER, FOCUS PROGRAM ON MEDITERRANEAN CULTURES AND RELIGIONS, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
    • CHAIR, THE DEPARTMENT OF GREEK&LATIN, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
    • CHAIR, THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF ART, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
    • DEAN, THE COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
    • DEAN, THE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
    • EXECUTIVE DEAN, THE COLLEGES OF THE ARTS AND SCIENCES