International cooperation in higher education is no longer luxury sought after by some advanced countries and monopolized in emerging communities. In actuality, it is a dire need for both developing and developed countries alike. Should countries and their academic institutions, especially universities, choose not to cooperate with international universities; they will not find the proper resolutions for the many problems and great challenges that they face.
International cooperation between universities expands the horizons of globalization in University education and research, and realizes the terms of excellence and quality. Communicating with other universities, supporting the academic connections between them, exchanging expertise and successful experiences, introducing common initiatives and research projects, supporting scientific and technological cooperation between universities and solidifying the cultural links are all important factors in the establishment and development of any university.
Universities seek to enhance their performance in the fields of research and development, and for that purpose they establish partnerships based on international experiences, governmental agreements, personal faculty initiatives or other windows for supporting partnerships. Another aspect of university partnerships focuses on partnerships in training, research, consultations, technology, utilization of equipment, experimentations, measuring quality, establishing incubators, research chairs and centers for research and development.