Interuniversity Relations Rules (IRR)

The member universities and affiliated universities of the FNUIPH have a duty to adequately maintain an interuniversity relationship via the FNUIPH platform and to ensure that the process for making rules and setting behavioral guidelines is followed in order to guarantee that the academic relations that unite them run smoothly.

These rules protect society against charlatanism, proletarization, incompetence or exploitation, granting institutions significant autonomy and quite extensive control over the quality of higher education in terms of organizational methods.

Moreover, they enable the mobilization of a set of complex, codified knowledge, thereby allowing informed judgments to be made using the knowledge and expertise that is available to the conference and that must be constantly updated taking account of the particularities of unforeseen situations and cases.

Below you will find the eleven (11) IRRs that govern interuniversity relations:

 1.  Maintain contact in relation to all relevant points of interest regarding scientific research, performance and the quality of higher education (HE).

2.  Support exchanges between professors and students so that they can teach and/or take one or two subjects at a different institution that are not offered at their own institution during a semester.

3.  Ensure that the application documents of students who are returning from an institution in order to extend their studies are transferred, but only following favorable recommendations and the transfer via email of their academic transcripts.

4. Only take on professors who are applying for a position while simultaneously teaching at another institution if a favorable recommendation has been received.

5.  Condemn poor behavior that does not honor HE ethics and punish said behavior under the threat of expulsion if necessary.

6.   Bring to the “Arbitration Office” of the FNUIPH any case that aims to resolve differences by resorting to the justice system. The Office’s final decision is irreversible.

7.  Offer the same training benefits for international students or collaboration projects with other member universities.

8.  Share in a conventional manner any foreign resources that an institution may receive free of charge in order to improve its academic program.

9.  Make resources available to members, including: libraries, documents, journals and online materials via the FNUIPH website to facilitate continuous, sustainable training.

10.  Develop interuniversity relations via the FNUIPH website, which is reserved exclusively for affiliated members.

11.  The future of higher education will be achieved through innovation and professionalization. The eleven (11) IRRs offer these new perspectives by way of this tendency to measure the success of students using standardized, preestablished norms.


Regardless of the nature of the dispute at the member university—whether it is between students and professors, students and professors with their educational institution OR with any professional association, it can be resolved by one of the responsible caucuses, such as the Arbitration Office of the National Federation of Universities and Professional Institutions in Haiti, (FNUIPH)

The service offered by the FNUIPH aims to help these entities to function effectively in order to understand (1) any cases of conflict that may occur, (2) what causes these conflicts in an academic or professional environment, (3) how to identify best practices that support the development of an environment in which conflicts can be remedied; (4) how to adapt measures relevant to the culture of an academic and professional environment; (5) how to implement a functional and harmonious strategy in order to avoid and prevent unpleasant situations.