The Collaborative Code of Practice supports the University of Dundee to successfully develop and manage academic related partnerships.  The Collaborative Code of Practice supersedes the previously used International Collaborations Toolkit, and encapsulates guidance related to developing, delivering and monitoring teaching collaborations.


The Collaborative Code of Practice applies to the following types of partnership, this list is not exhaustive and where a new partnership does not fall within these predefined categories the Collaborative Partnership Sub-Committee (CPSC) will determine if it is within the scope of the Code of Practice:

a)       Memorandums of Understanding

b)       Study Abroad

c)       Articulations

d)       Validation

e)       Franchise

f)        Joint, Dual, Double and Multiple Degrees (Taught and Research)

g)       Branch Campus

h)       Distance Delivery

i)        Continuing Professional Development partnerships


To ensure that all new collaborations are appropriately strategic and high-quality, all staff must refer to and use the appropriate guidance and forms prior to any binding discussion or negotiations with an external partner. Schools should also make contact with the Global Partnerships at an early stage for professional support in the assessment, business planning, and contract negotiation of any agreement.

Forms and Templates

Guidance Documentation

Initial Collaborative Partnership Proposal (ICoPP) Form

Initial Matrix Scoring

Initiation Procedure

Initiation Flowchart

Collaborative Partnership Proposal (CoPP) form

Development Matrix Scoring

Development Procedure


Articulation Additional Information Form


Programme Quality and Governance Assessment (PQGA Form)


Credit Rating Form

Risk Action Template

Due Diligence Checklist

Initation, Development and Approval Documentation Checklist





Programme Quality and Governance Assessment (PQGA) Guidance



Due Diligence Guidance Note


Collaborative Partnerships Approval Procedure

Renewal Form

Withdrawal Form



Please note that further documentation will be added to the Collaborative Code of Practice in early 2021 as this is approved. For further information in the meantime, please contact a member of Global Partnerships.


ICD New Proposals Process

The International College Dundee (ICD) collaboration is now managed by the Global Partnerships team. Any new proposals relating to the growth and strategic direction of ICD, including partnerships that involve ICD as a key element, must first be considered by the collaborations Steering Board. Prior to seeking ICD Steering Board approval all staff must use the guidance to complete the new ICD business case proposal forms. Staff should also contact Global Partnerships for support in the development of the business case for the proposal.

The flowchart below details how the ICD proposals process intersects with the Collaborative Partnerships Code of Practice processes for the development of new partnerships involving ICD as a key component. 

Flowchart depicting the process for developing new collaborations through ICD

Forms and Templates

Guidance Documentation

ICD New Proposals Stage 1 Form


ICD New Proposals Stage 2 Form

ICD New Proposals Guidance

Activity not covered in the Code of Practice

The Collaborative Code of Practice does not apply to the following types of partnership:

a)         ERASMUS and international exchange

b)         Student Mobility Agreements[1]

  • For European Exchange Agreements (Erasmus+) or international (Non-EU) Exchange / Study Abroad Agreements contact: Go Abroad Team

c)         Staff Mobility Agreements

d)         Commercialisation of teaching or research

e)         Public Engagement partnerships

f)          Consultancy services by UoD staff to third parties

g)         Agent agreements to support student recruitment

Contact Us

Contact Global Partnerships for guidance on the documentation or processes or contact the School International Administrative Lead.

Further Information