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Internationalization is a significant priority for the University of Toronto as part of our overall academic mission. As President Gertler indicated in his November 2013 address, deepening, focusing and strengthening international partnerships is one of his three strategic priorities in order to enhance opportunities for faculty and students, and to encourage students to become global citizens.

The Office of the Vice-President, International (VPI) engages with institutions in regions, countries and cities of strategic priority and leverages international opportunities for research, scholarship and mobility. By providing leadership on international initiatives, the Office develops and maintains key international partnerships.

In working towards the priority of internationalization, the Office engages in the following activities:

  1. Coordinates a range of international activities to build and enhance the University’s international relationships;
  2. Provides strategic advice and market intelligence on key regions, countries and institutions;
  3. Promotes deeper engagement with key regions, countries and institutions;
  4. Facilitates international collaboration;
  5. Promotes UofT’s global profile and presence in key regions;
  6. Manages institutional international visits and plans outbound missions;
  7. Supports the integration of mobility, recruitment, research, academic programs, government and advancement/alumni and divisional initiatives; and
  8. Provides recommendations and models for international collaboration and partnerships.