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									DATED                                       2010


         THE UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE

                      and

     THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

                      and

              LUND UNIVERSITY

                      and

        THE UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW

                      and

        THE UNIVERSITY OF ICELAND




________________________________________________

                 AGREEMENT
________________________________________________
THIS AGREEMENT is made the                day of          2010


BETWEEN


The University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation ITC,
Enschede, The Netherlands (“Twente”)


and


The University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK (“Southampton”)


and


Lund University, Box 117, S-221 00, Lund, Sweden (“Lund”)


and


The University of Warsaw, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warsav, Poland
(“Warsaw”)


and


The University of Iceland, Saemundargötu 2, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland (“Reykjavik”)


NOW IT IS HEREBY AGREED


1      INTERPRETATION


In this Agreement the following words and expressions shall have the following meanings:


Assessment and Progression Protocols   The assessment and progression protocols in respect
                                       of the Award which are applied by each Partner
                                       individually in accordance with the rules and
                                       regulations applicable at that Partner or as detailed
                                       in Schedule 1 hereto.



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Award                              Master of Science (MSc) Geo-information Science
                                   and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling
                                   and Management.
Definitive Programme Document(s)   Programme Specification and associated annexes,
                                   student handbook.
Examination Board                  The internal group or committee at each Partner
                                   which considers and approves the marks for that
                                   Partner's contribution to the Programme, and makes
                                   recommendations about marks to the JPB.
Exemption                          Work or Modules successfully completed outside
                                   the Programme that are judged by one of the
                                   Partners as being equivalent to a portion of the
                                   Programme.
Intellectual Property Rights       Any patents, trade marks, service marks, design
                                   rights (whether registrable or otherwise),
                                   applications for any of the foregoing, copyright
                                   (including rights in software and websites), database
                                   rights, trade or business names, know how, research
                                   and results, improvements and other similar
                                   intellectual property rights or obligations whether
                                   registrable or not in any country whether now known
                                   or future.
Involved Partner(s)                The Partner or Partners where a specific student has
                                   studied during the Master’s course who are
                                   responsible for the Award made to that specific
                                   student.
Joint Award                        The award is a single certificate which represents
                                   each of the Partners and is granted by them in
                                   recognition of a single body of work.
JPB                                The Joint Programme Board has responsibility for
                                   managing and monitoring the Programme at the joint
                                   (i.e. above Partner) level and will consist of the five
                                   National Coordinators as detailed in paragraph 3.2
Module                             Individual period/unit of study which, when
                                   combined with others as described in the Definitive
                                   Programme Documents, makes up the Programme.


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Multiple Award          The award is an MSc degree issued by at least two of
                        the Partners on the basis of the joint Programme.
National Coordinator    The person responsible for the operation of the
                        Programme at a specific Partner, appointed by that
                        Partner.
Partner or Partners     Any one of Twente, Southampton, Lund, Warsaw
                        and Reykjavik or collectively all of Twente,
                        Southampton, Lund, Warsaw and Reykjavik.
Programme               The programme of study established by the JPB to
                        be delivered by the Partners in accordance with this
                        Agreement leading to the Award of Master of
                        Science in Geo-information Science and Earth
                        Observation for Environmental Modelling and
                        Management, as detailed in the Definitive
                        Programme Documents.
Programme Coordinator   The person responsible for overseeing and co-
                        ordinating the overall Programme, appointed by EU
                        Erasmus Mundus programme, Education
                        Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. This
                        person will usually be the National Co-ordinator at
                        Twente.




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2     GENERAL


2.1   This Agreement is established under the general framework of Partners’ policy and
      procedures for collaborative programmes and sets out the nature of the relationship
      between the Partners and their respective obligations.


2.2   The Programme was designed by all Partners and approved;
                 a. At Twente by the Rector on 31 May 2004
                 b. At Southampton by the Southampton AQSC on 26 May 2004
                 c. At Lund by the Faculty Board on 31 May 2004
                 d. At Warsaw by the Rector on 21 June 2007
                 e. At Reykjavik by the Rector on 21 April 2010
      The arrangements were approved for a period of five years subject to contract and any
      amendments arising from the regular monitoring and periodic review required under
      the quality assurance procedures approved by the JPB. Details of Modules contained
      in the Programme are included with other information about the Programme in the
      Definitive Programme Documents.


2.3   The Programme consists of two years of full time study and a thesis, as described in
      the Definitive Programme Documents. The first year which is divided into 2 semesters
      will be studied at Twente or Lund, and the second year, including writing and
      defending the thesis and graduation, will take place at any of the five Partners
      (Twente, Southampton, Warsaw, Lund and Reykjavik).


2.4   All Partners have overall responsibility for the academic standards and quality of the
      Programme delivered under this Agreement; this responsibility is exercised through
      the JPB.


2.5   All Partners recognize the equivalence of each Partner’s quality assurance (QA)
      procedures.


2.6   All Partners are responsible for the quality of the whole Programme (since each
      Partner recognizes the intention of a Joint Award as soon as this is legally possible
      and a Multiple Degree in the mean time) and will therefore apply their quality
      assurance procedures fully to the overall Programme; recognising the results of the
      quality assurance protocols applied by any of the Partners to the parts of the
      Programme that are executed at that Partner site. This responsibility includes that the
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      agreed upon curriculum (detailed in the Definitive Programme Documents), the
      management structure (detailed in paragraph 3.2) and the quality assurance systems
      have been approved by the relevant bodies in each of the Partners (Southampton
      AQSC, 26 May 2004; Lund Rector, 31 May 2004; Twente Rector, 31 May 2004,
      Warsaw Rector, 21 June 2007, and Reykjavik Rector 10 April 2010).


3     ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND QUALITY ASSURANCE


3.1   The following are the allocations of responsibility for the overview, maintenance and
      enhancement of academic standards:


      a) In order to ensure quality, the whole Programme is appropriately maintained and
         enhanced to the satisfaction of all the Partners. It is jointly agreed that the
         minimum quality assurance measures to be applied to every Partner are:
                All separate Modules must have a student evaluation every year.
                All Modules must be evaluated internally by staff every year.
                Module evaluations will be presented at the JPB.
                Peer observation and sharing of teaching and best practice will be
                 undertaken across the Partners.
                The Assessment and Progression Protocols detailed in Schedule 1 are
                 adhered to.
                The Modules taught by each Partner will be reviewed every five years.
      b) In addition, the whole Programme, including all separate Modules, must be
         evaluated by a visiting validator, external to the Partners, every second year. The
         visiting validator will be appointed by the JPB and any fee (as determined by the
         JPB for the year in question) will be arranged by the JPB. The visiting validator
         will have experience of the Higher Education system of at least one Partner. The
         visiting validator will be responsible for reviewing and reporting on the
         performance and quality of the Programme as a whole (e.g., student progression
         and structure), as well as broader issues (e.g., student intake, marketing). The
         visiting validator will have no responsibility for the quality assurance of each
         Partner (see sections 2.5 and 2.6 above). However, the visiting validator will
         receive the reports of the examiners associated with each Partner’s Examination
         Board (or the body with the corresponding function) and will use these to
         comment on the Programme as a whole. Further, the visiting validator will receive
         the inter-Partner second marking and will comment on the calibration and
         equivalence of the marking systems used (see Schedule 1). The Programme as a
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         whole will be reviewed every five years, and the reports of the visiting validators
         will be made available as part of this review.


3.2   The following are the procedures and structures which govern Programme
      management:


      a) All Partners will jointly engage in the overall execution and development of the
         Programme. Each Partner is responsible for the operation of the Programme at its
         own institution. The co-ordination of the quality assurance procedures conducted
         by each Partner is through the JPB.
      b) Having accepted the quality assurance of each Partner, the JPB is accountable to
         the five Partners and will have the following tasks and responsibilities:
            Admission of the candidates to the Programme.
            Quality assurance of the Programme. This includes annual management and
             quality reports including plans for improvement that will be sent to all Partners
             and, in case of measures to enhance the curriculum (as defined in the
             Definitive Programme Documents), need to be approved by all Partners. The
             JPB will appoint a visiting validator, external to the Partners, who will be
             responsible for monitoring quality assurance and who will provide a written
             report to the JPB (see section 3.1 above). A new visiting validator will be
             chosen from within the EU, either from academia or industry, and will have
             experience of the Higher Education system in at least one of the Partners'
             countries.
            The JPB will receive any recommendations for the final degree award from the
             Partner where the student has defended her/his thesis. The JPB's National
             Coordinators will then take the JPB recommendation back to their respective
             Partner for each Involved Partner to consider making the Award through their
             own procedures.
            The JPB will consist of the five National Coordinators. The JPB will meet at
             least three times per year. Decisions by the JBP require a minimum quorum of
             five members, one from each of the Partners. The Programme Coordinator acts
             as Chair of the JPB.
            Administrative and day-to-day management aspects of the overall Programme
             will be conducted primarily by Twente, in collaboration with the other
             Partners as necessary.



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3.3    The language of all assessments for the Programme will be English at all of the
       Partners. All teaching will be offered in English at all of the Partners. However,
       students will also be given opportunities to learn basic Swedish and/or Dutch during
       the first year of the Programme. They will also have an optional opportunity to receive
       some Modules in the Swedish language (in Sweden), they will be exposed to the
       Polish language (in Poland) and Icelandic language (in Iceland) and receive
       components of some Modules in Dutch (in the Netherlands).


3.4    Each Partner is responsible for the maintenance of the student records for their portion
       of the Programme, during the course of this Agreement, and following the termination
       of the Agreement, for a period of five years. In the event that the Partner ceases to
       exist, all original records will be transferred to Twente. Southampton, Lund, Warsaw
       and Reykjavik will forward copies of all relevant student records to Twente who will
       co-ordinate student records with respect to the Programme overall.


3.5    All Partners agree to participate in any academic review, inspection or audit of the
       Programme as required by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in the UK, the
       Dutch Flemish Accreditation Agency (NVAO) in the Netherlands and National
       Agency of Higher Education (HSV) in Sweden (or their successor bodies) and the
       corresponding agencies in Poland and Iceland.


4      ASSESSMENT


4.1    The Assessment and Progression Protocols of the Partner that offers a Module will be
       applied to that Module. For those aspects that go beyond the separate components of
       the Programme, additional protocols will be applied (see Schedule 1). For these
       additional Assessment and Progression Protocols the following principle is applied:
       whichever Partner has the most stringent requirement, this requirement is accepted as
       the minimum acceptable level.


4.2    ASSESSMENT OF THE TAUGHT PART OF THE PROGRAMME


4.2.1 In accordance with the principle of recognition of each Partner's institutional quality
       procedures, each Partner shall be responsible for the assessment of students during
       their period of study at that Partner. The normal processes for marking and second
       marking (or other procedures as applicable for each Partner) shall be followed. The
       relevant examination boards, bodies of corresponding functions (including examiners
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       appointed locally by the Partner) and assessment approval bodies (or other
       terminology as appropriate) shall undertake their roles as standard procedure within
       each Partner for each taught part of the Programme conducted at that Partner.


4.2.2 Schedule 1 sets out the tables for translating each Partner’s local grading schemes into
       the ECTS grading scheme. In this way, every student shall have a complete set of
       ECTS grades for all Modules of the Programme.


4.2.3 Calibration exercises shall be undertaken whereby each Partner shall forward a sample
       of student taught work, with ECTS grades, to the other Partners for moderation. In
       this way a shared understanding of attainment and student performance shall be
       developed jointly by the Partners.


4.3    ASSESSMENT OF THE THESIS PART OF THE PROGRAMME


4.3.1. Thesis assessment shall be undertaken by a Thesis Assessment Board (or equivalent
       applicable by each Partner) convened for the purpose following the procedures for that
       specific Partner. The composition of the Thesis Assessment Board (or equivalent) is
       conducted by each Partner according to local/national regulations.


4.4    APPROVAL OF FINAL AWARD


4.4.1 The JPB shall combine the results from each Partner for each taught Module as well
       as the results from each Thesis Assessment Board (or equivalent) convened for each
       student. The JPB will recommend to each Involved Partner the confirmation of Award
       for each student on the basis of the full series of ECTS grades for that student. The
       criteria for final Awards are set out in Schedule 1.


4.4.2 The recommendations for Awards from the JPB shall be forwarded to the relevant
       approval body at each Involved Partner for formal approval by each Involved Partner,
       be it the Rector or Senate or other as appropriate. Each Involved Partner shall sign a
       pass list (course record or similar results listing) and issue the Award.


4.4.3 Confirming the principle of following the strictest criteria from each Partner, the
       Partners agree to offer the Award without distinction.



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4.4.4 Each Involved Partner shall be responsible for the issuing of transcripts (or course
        records), using ECTS grades and, optionally, local grades as appropriate, for the
        portion of the Programme delivered by that Partner. In addition the Involved Partners
        will issue a single complete transcript (or course record) which concatenates the
        ECTS grades for all Modules undertaken by the student in the form of a Joint
        Diploma Supplement. The Joint Diploma Supplement will carry the logo of each
        Involved Partner.


4.4.5   A student may raise an appeal, or similar as appropriate to Partner regulations, at any
        time during their programme of study. The procedures for appeal shall be followed in
        accordance with the appeals regulations of that Partner site where the decision, which
        is being appealed, was originally taken. Once the final Award is made to a student no
        appeal shall be allowable.


5       ADMISSIONS


        All decisions on admissions will be made by the JPB. The JPB will agree which
        applicants will be accepted into the Programme and then each Partner will undertake
        enrolment of those applicants as students as per the administration requirements of the
        Partner concerned. All members of the JPB have to agree to each applicant so that
        there is shared understanding and agreement on the calibre of students accepted into
        the Programme. In the circumstance that one member of the JPB does not wish to
        admit an applicant, that applicant will not be admitted.


6       DURATION AND EXEMPTIONS

6.1     The duration of the Programme is 2 years full-time study.


6.2     Each Partner determines the permissible exemptions for Modules taught at their
        Partner site. For each Partner’s component of the overall Programme a student cannot
        receive exemption for more than the proportional equivalent of the normal maximum
        exemption allowed at each Partner. For example, at Southampton, the maximum
        exemption allowed is normally 40 credits from 120 credits in total. Thus, for
        Southampton, the maximum exemption is 1/3 of the total ECTS taught at
        Southampton. Exemption for the thesis is not possible.




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7.    RESOURCES AND TEACHING STAFF


7.1   All Partners will provide a level of resources for student support, as specified in the
      Definitive Programme Documents, including library and computing facilities.


7.2   All Partners will provide appropriately qualified staff to deliver the Programme in
      English, and will notify the JPB of significant changes in the allocation of staff. The
      JPB will facilitate staff development events and opportunities as part of the operation
      of the Programme.


8.    FINANCIAL AND STATISTICAL ARRANGEMENTS


8.1   The Programme will be managed financially and administratively by Twente, through
      the JPB.


8.2   Twente will offer to open a bank account for each EU scholarship student. At Twente,
      a financial helpdesk is available for questions during office hours. Students studying
      at Lund, Warsaw, Reykjavik or Southampton can contact the helpdesk by phone or e-
      mail. Administrative contact persons will be appointed at Southampton, Lund,
      Reykjavik and Warsaw.


8.3   As the students move from one Partner to another, any maintenance grant may be
      adjusted to ensure full coverage of expenses and similar lifestyle standards in each of
      the five countries. Twente’s and Lund’s Travel Units can arrange international return
      travel from country of origin and travel from one Partner to another, for each student.


8.4   The overall Programme budget will cover all costs incurred by the Partners relating to
      EU scholarship students for:
      - Comprehensive medical insurance for the duration of the Programme.
      - Settling in costs.
      - International return flight tickets.
      - Travel from one Partner to the another.
      - Resident permits.


8.5   Funding will be provided by (i) Erasmus Mundus programme (Action 1), (ii) other
      scholarships, (iii) national funding, or (iv) fee-paying students attracted from both
      within and outside the EU. The fees for the Programme will be set by the JPB after
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      consultation with the marketing and/or finance departments of the Partners. The exact
      financial arrangements will be detailed in an annual budget for each academic year
      and approved by the JPB.


8.6   The guidelines for the distribution of income/costs involve:

      8.6.1   Income Erasmus Mundus Masters Programme Action 1: The annual fixed
              lump sum of 30,000 € from Action 1 (Erasmus Mundus Masters Programme)
              is equally divided by the Partners (University of Southampton, Lund
              University, University of Twente, University of Iceland and University of
              Warsaw).


      8.6.2   Income from the tuition fees from EU scholarship students, other fellowship
              sources, and (full) fee paying students.


      8.6.3   Twente receives 10% of the income for the coordination of the GEM MSc.


      8.6.4   Of the remaining 90%:


              8.6.4.1 A certain amount (approximately 20.000 Euro per year, but to be
                     decided annually by the JPB) will be reserved for marketing and
                     promotional activities.
              8.6.4.2 A certain amount (10%) will be reserved (at Twente) to cover costs of
                     each Partner to delegate one member of staff to JPB meetings and other
                     joint actions, including but not limited to other meetings and joint
                     teaching activities. Partners will invoice Twente for these. Unspent
                     monies will be redistributed to Partners as detailed below in 8.6.4.3.
              8.6.4.3 The remaining income is split between the Partners on the basis of the
                     Partners’ relative contribution to the total study load of 120 ECTS. This
                     contribution is reflected in the ECTS weights per Module in the course
                     calendar. The course calendar is updated every academic year and
                     approved by JPB. For the academic year 2010 the Warsaw and
                     Reykjavik shares corresponds to 12.5% each. The other three Partners

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                    (Southampton, Lund and Twente) share equally the remaining input in
                    education.


     8.6.5 Costs for materials, laptop, transportation and accommodation for students are
            for the account of the students themselves and are not covered by tuition fees.
            Appropriate amounts will be budgeted in the student contracts for EU
            scholarship students. Partners can invoice Twente for incurred costs. Twente
            will subsequently charge student accounts.


9    PUBLICITY AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL


     All publicity material (e.g., advertising campaigns) and promotional materials must be
     authorised by the JPB. Each Partner authorizes use of its name and logo for purposes
     related exclusively to this Programme only. No Partner shall use the name and logo of
     another Partner without that Partner’s agreement.


10    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY


     Any and all Intellectual Property Rights belonging to any of the Partners created prior
     to the commencement date of this Agreement as set out in paragraph 11 shall continue
     to vest in that Partner. Any and all Intellectual Property Rights created by or on behalf
     of any Partner from the commencement date arising during the performance of this
     Agreement shall belong to the Partner or such third party creating the Intellectual
     Property Rights on behalf of that Partner. Insofar as it is required, each Partner hereby
     grants to the other Partners a non-exclusive royalty free licence to use such Intellectual
     Property Rights for the duration of this Agreement solely for the purposes of
     complying with their obligations under this Agreement.

11   COMMENCEMENT AND DURATION OF THE AGREEMENT


     This Agreement commences on the date of the last signatory to sign and will continue
     until 31 March 2015 subject to clause 15.


12   ESCALATION PROCEDURE AND MEDIATION



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12.1   Day-to-day operations will be conducted between staff of each Partner and their
       counterparts within the other Partners. It is in these interactions that disputes may
       initially become apparent. All disputes which shall at any time arise between any of
       the Partners which cannot be resolved by the staff concerned shall be referred to the
       signatories of this Agreement or their successors and they shall seek to resolve the
       dispute.


12.2   If any dispute arises out of this Agreement which is not settled within 30 days of the
       referral mentioned in Clause 12.1 the Partners involved will attempt to settle the
       dispute by arbitration.


12.3   To initiate arbitration a Partner must give notice in writing to the other Partner or
       Partners of the dispute requesting arbitration in accordance with Clause 12.2.


12.4   Any disputes arising under or in connection with this Agreement shall be referred by
       the Partners to arbitration by an arbitrator jointly appointed by the Partners involved.
       In the event that there is no agreement on the choice of arbitrator, each Partner
       involved in the dispute shall select a member of professorial staff from a university of
       their choice, which university shall not be a party to this Agreement. These professors
       will agree upon an independent chairman willing to act. The arbitrators will seek a
       solution acceptable to the Partners involved and failing that will make a
       recommendation which the Partners may accept or reject.


12.5   No Partner may commence any court proceedings in relation to any dispute arising out
       of this Agreement until they have attempted to settle it by arbitration and that
       arbitration has terminated.


13     NO JOINT VENTURE OR PARTNERSHIP


       Nothing in this Agreement shall create a partnership or joint venture between the
       Partners and save as expressly provided in this Agreement no Partner shall enter into
       or have authority to enter into any engagement or make any representation or warranty
       on behalf of or pledge the credit of or otherwise bind or oblige any other Partner.


14     FORCE MAJEURE



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       No Partner shall be liable for failure to perform its obligations under this Agreement if
       such failure results from circumstances which could not have been contemplated and
       which are beyond that Partner’s reasonable control.


15     TERMINATION


15.1   Any Partner may terminate this Agreement if any other Partner:


       15.1.1 commits a material breach of any of its obligations under this Agreement
                 which it does not remedy within one month of written notice of such breach;
                 or
       15.1.2 becomes insolvent; or
       15.1.3 ceases to exist.


15.2   Any Partner may terminate this Agreement at any time by giving to the other Partner
       three months notice in writing.


15.3   In the event that this Agreement is terminated other than under clauses 15.1.2 and
       15.1.3:
       15.3.1 All Partners will immediately inform all students enrolled on the Programme
                 that the Agreement has been terminated and explain the consequences for the
                 students.
       15.3.2 All Partners will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that students at that time
                 enrolled on the Programme will continue to be taught in accordance with the
                 provisions of this Agreement.
       15.3.3 All Partners, on recommendation of the JPB will, subject to the terms of this
                 Agreement, make Awards to those students.


16     ASSIGNMENT AND SUB-CONTRACTING


       No Partner shall, without the prior consent in writing of the others, assign or sub-let
       the whole or any part of the services which it is to undertake pursuant to this
       Agreement.


17     RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES



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       The Partners do not intend any term of this Agreement to be enforced by a third party
       whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.


18     DATA PROTECTION


       All Partners agree at all times to comply with the European Data Protection Directive
       (Directive 95/46) as implemented into the national law of each Partner and shall not at
       any time release any information or data or deal with any data in such a way as to be
       in contravention of such laws.


19     NOTICES


19.1   Any notices given under this Agreement must be in writing in the English language
       and shall be delivered personally or sent by pre-paid recorded delivery post or by
       facsimile to the signatory of this Agreement or his successor of the Partner intended to
       receive the notice at the address set out in Schedule 2.


19.2   In the absence of earlier receipt, any notice shall be deemed to have been duly given
       19.2.1 if delivered personally, when left at the address referred to in 19.1;
       19.2.2 if sent by pre-paid recorded delivery post, seven (7) days after posting it; and
       19.2.3 if sent by facsimile, if transmitted between 09.00 and 17:00 hours on a
       business day (recipient's time) on completion of receipt by the sender of verification
       of the transmission from the receiving instrument or if transmitted at any other time,
       at 09.00 on the first business day (recipient's time) following the completion of receipt
       by the sender of verification of the transmission from the receiving instrument.


19.3   The addresses of each Partner to the Agreement to which all notices shall be sent are
       those specified in Schedule 2, or such other address as any Partner may by written
       notice specify to the other Partners for the purpose of this paragraph.


20     APPLICABLE LAW


       The proper language for this Agreement is English. All notices, demands or
       communications, under or in connection with this Agreement shall be in English and
       any legal proceedings shall be conducted in English. Failing amicable settlement, the
       Court of Justice of the European Union shall in the absence of provision to the


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       contrary in this Agreement, have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute relating to the
       performance or interpretation of this Agreement.


20     COUNTERPARTS


       This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts all of which taken
       together shall constitute one and the same instrument. Any Party to this Agreement
       may enter into the agreement intended to be evidenced by this Agreement by
       executing any such counterpart. The agreement intended to be evidenced by this
       Agreement shall only take effect when a counterpart has been executed by all the
       Parties to this Agreement.


SCHEDULE 1 - ASSESSMENT AND PROGRESSIONS PROTOCOLS FOR THE
MSC IN GEO-INFORMATION SCIENCE AND EARTH OBSERVATION FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING AND MANAGEMENT
1    These Assessment and Progression Protocols apply to the Award offered by the
     Partners in accordance with this Agreement. These Protocols are additional to the
     Assessment and Progression Protocols and procedures that the individual Partners
     apply.

2      The Programme is undertaken over 2 years. The first year is divided into 2 semesters
       and students can elect to take both semesters either at Twente or Lund. The second
       year, which includes the writing and defending of the thesis can be undertaken at any
       of the Partners.

3      The Assessment and Progression Protocols of the Partner that offers and delivers the
       part of the Programme or Module or Modules undertaken by the student are applied to
       that part of the Programme or the Module(s). In other words, the Module or Modules
       undertaken by the student in the first academic year will be examined by Twente
       under Twente’s regulations or Lund under Lund’s regulations depending which
       Partner of Twente or Lund, has delivered the part of the Programme that the student
       has undertaken. The second academic year and the thesis will be examined by the
       Partner delivering that part of the Programme under that Partner’s Assessment and
       Progression Protocols.

4      Only the rules described below take precedence over the Assessment and Progression
       Protocols of the individual Partners.

5      Assessment of Modules
5.1    Each Module will be assessed by means of a test, examination, assignment and/or
       based on participation. More than one assessment per Module is allowed but must
       result in a single Module mark or grade.

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5.2     When a student fails an examination a re-sit (or referral) will be organized in
        accordance with the Assessment and Progression Protocols of the Partner responsible
        for delivering the Module which the student has failed.

5.3     The number of resits (or referrals) allowed in respect of any Module will depend on
        the Assessment and Progression Protocols of the Partner responsible for delivering
        that Module and at which the student is taking the Module in question. Similarly, the
        maximum grade allowed for a Module which a student resits (or refers) will be based
        on the Assessment and Progression Protocols of that Partner.

5.4     Students who fail to show for a referral can be suspended in accordance with the
        Assessment and Progression Protocols of the Partner responsible for delivering the
        Module(s) which the student has failed.

5.5     Students will maintain the right to referral later at their own cost provided that this is
        in accordance with the Assessment and Progression Protocols of the Partner
        responsible for delivering the Module(s) which the student has failed.

6       Marks and grades

6.1     The tables below will be used to translate the marks and grades given by each of the
        Partners. Note that Lund will mark according to the ECTS, and then translate the mark
        into the Swedish system (in order to be able to provide a Swedish transcript).

Translating ECTS to the national systems and
vice versa.
ECTS                 UK                      Sweden                    Netherlands               Poland

A     Best 10% 10     70-100    Distinction 75-100       Very good     85-100        Excellent   5        Very good
                                                                                                          Better than
B     Next 25%   9    60-69.9   Pass           75-100    Very good     75-84         Very good   4.5      good
C     Next 30%   8    50-59.9   Pass           75-100    Very good     70-74         Good        4        Good
D     Next 25%   7    45-49.9   Pass           50-74     Pass          65-69         Pass        3.5      Satisfactory
E     Next 10%   6    40-44.9   Pass           50-74     Pass          60-64         Pass        3        Sufficient
F     Fail       <6   0-39.9    Fail           < 50      Fail          0-59          Fail        2        Fail

Translating ECTS to national system and vice
versa.
ECTS                              Iceland

 A          Best 10%       10      9.00-10.00           First class with
                                                        distinction
 B          Next 25%       9       7.25-8.99            First class
 C          Next 30%       8       6.50-7.24            Second class
 D          Next 25%       7       6.00-6.49            Second class
 E          Next 10%       6       5.00-5.99            Third class
 F          Fail           <6      0.00-4.99            Fail



7       Progression to next part of the Programme

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7.1   The JPB decides on all matters related to progression as long as it does not interfere
      with national/local regulations.

7.2   Progression to the next semester is automatic if all Modules are passed.

7.3   To progress from the first year of the Programme into the second year of the
      Programme Modules T 1-12 or Modules L 1-5 must have been completed successfully
      (see Definitive Programme Documents).

8     Thesis

8.1   Supervision during the second year of the Programme during which the student will
      write and defend his or her thesis, superivision will be provided by two supervisors
      (primary and secondary). Normally the two supervisors will come from two different
      Partners.

8.2   The thesis will be assessed according to national/local regulations at the Partner at
      which the thesis is defended.

9     Award

9.1   The JPB recommends the confirmation of the Awards to individual students.
      Consultation will take place among all the Partners who have delivered the
      Programme to the student in question and all members of the JPB have a right of veto
      of any Award.

9.2   To be granted the Award all Modules must have been completed successfully in
      accordance with the Definitive Programme Documents). All Awards will be made
      without distinction.

9.3   A double or multiple Master of Science degree in Geo-information Science and Earth
      Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management will be awarded to a
      student who has been admitted to the Programme and has fulfilled the assessment
      requirements of the Programme of each Partner who has delivered any part of the
      Programme to that student. The Award certificates will carry the logo of each Partner
      who has delivered any part of the Programme to that student and will be signed by the
      authorised signatories of those Partners.

9.4   A Postgraduate Certificate in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for
      Environmental Modelling and Management will be awarded by Twente to a student
      who has been admitted to the Programme, has fulfilled the assessment requirements of
      year 1 of the Programme but has not fulfilled all assessment requirements of year 2 of
      the Programme. The Certificate will carry the logo of Twente and will be signed by
      the National Coordinator of Twente.




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9.5      Awards and Certificates will be accompanied by a Programme record/transcript
         indicating the duration of study and the marks and grades awarded for successful
         completion of each of the Modules.

10       Appeals

10.1     A student may raise an appeal, or similar in accordance with the regulations and
         procedure of the Partner whose decision is being appealed, at any time during their
         programme of study. Once the final Award is made to a student no appeal shall be
         allowable.


SCHEDULE 2 - NOTICES

Twente
Rector
University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation ITC,
Enschede,
The Netherlands
Facsimile: 0031 (0)53 4874 200

Southampton
Vice-Chancellor
University of Southampton,
Highfield,
Southampton
SO17 1BJ,
UK
Facsimile: 0044 (0)23 8059 3159

Lund
Vice Chancellor
Lund University,
Box 117,
S-221 00,
Lund,
Sweden
Facsimile: 0046 (46) 222 4715

Warsaw
Rector
University of Warsaw
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
00-927 Warsaw
Poland

Reykjavik
Rector
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University of Iceland
Saemundargötu 2
101 Reykjavik
Iceland
Fax number: 00354 5254038
Email: Rektor@hi.is



IN WITNESS WHEREOF this Agreement has been entered into on the date first appearing
above


Signed for and on behalf of University of Twente

                                            Rector
                                            Date
                                            Place

Signed for and on behalf of the University of Southampton

                                            Vice-Chancellor
                                            Date
                                            Place

Signed for and on behalf of Lund University

                                            Vice Chancellor
                                            Date
                                            Place

Signed for and on behalf of the University of Warsaw

                                            Rector
                                            Date
                                            Place

Signed for and on behalf of the University of Iceland

                                            Rector
                                            Date
                                            Place




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