International Studies & Programs


Best Practices for Equitable Partnerships

Asia Hub and its MSU and international partners encourage the following set of best practices for building sustainable and equitable partnerships in Asia.

We Value:

  • Creating diverse, interdisciplinary teams.
  • Co-developing a set of guidelines for ethical practices and adjusting these as needed along the way.
  • Incorporating (a) gender dimension(s) early in the process of all research projects and proposals.
  • Considering issues of gender and power in the formation, design, and implementation of partnerships.
  • Planning for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of all forms of collaboration.
  • Listening and responding to partner institutions and their concerns.
  • Fostering open and honest communication.
  • Providing opportunities to communicate in languages other than English as much as possible/as needed.
  • Engaging with MSU alumni in Asia as appropriate.