In order to carry out the tasks of the university in teaching, research and service, it is sometimes necessary to conclude legally binding agreements (“contracts”) with other institutions. The University is only bound by written contracts in which the University or a sub-entity is officially involved, which have been reviewed and approved in accordance with this policy and which have been executed by university officials who have specific contract signing authority. No official or member of the university community has the authority to sign contracts on behalf of the university or any program, department or department of the university, unless there is an official delegation of written authority. This guideline describes the university`s requirements for reviewing and approving contracts, as well as protocols for delegating signing authority. This policy applies to all members of the university community. Partnerships or affiliations involve active collaboration on concrete and sustainable activities that are mutually beneficial to IU and the partner. A partnership agreement establishes formal relations between UI and a partner for the purpose of cooperation. .