On November 23, 2015, SEAMEO SPAFA’s Centre Director, Dr. M.R. Rujaya Abhakorn, visited the Institute of History and Philology (IHP), Academia Sinica, located in Taipei, where he met with IHP’s Director, Mr. Chin-shing Huang.
In order to promote and develop scholarly co-operation in the field of archaeology and Southeast Asian regional studies, the SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SPAFA), headquartered in Bangkok, and the IHP, located in Taipei, on the basis of equality and mutual benefit to each party, agreed to establish a framework for academic co-operation, with the following principles:
1. Both parties agree to implement exchanges of personnel, publications, and other academic materials in an effort to encourage cooperative researches/projects in the field of archaeology, anthropology, Southeast Asian regional studies, as well as related field and subject researches;
2. Personnel exchanges under this Agreement mainly involve in, but are not limited to, academic activities such as the presentation of current research findings, archaeological field works, attending conferences, workshops or seminars held by either party, so on and so forth;
3. Each party may receive members of the other as visiting scholars, and if circumstances allow, should recommend interested scholar for contact with and arrange accommodation for them;
4. Each cooperative project, including those to be undertaken with a third institution, requires the approval of both parties;
5. Neither party shall be liable to the other for any costs, liability, damages, losses, claims or proceedings of whatever nature arising out of this Agreement and neither party shall be liable to the other for any loss of profit, loss of business or consequential loss of that other party, howsoever caused;
6. This Agreement may be modified upon the consent of both parties; and
7. This agreement is valid for a period of three years and will commence on the November 23, 2015. In order to terminate this Agreement before its expiration date by either or both parties, a six-month written notice in advance is required. In such an event, all projects being undertaken could be carried through to completion and/or to fulfill their terms of references.