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The University of Toronto is Canada’s leading university with deep and broad global engagement. Located in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, U of T is the only Canadian higher education institution to place among the top 25 in the world, and amongst the top 10 public universities globally (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024). The University boasts strong international collaborations with leading universities and research institutes around the world, foreign governments, global NGOs and Fortune 500 companies.

Mission Statement

We believe we are more effective working across cultures and geographies. We drive impact through responsible partnerships and investments in University of Toronto students, staff, and faculty.

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Vice President International Joseph Wong and President Meric Gertler conversing and engaging with a woman


The University of Toronto International Strategic Plan (2022-2027) outlines the strategy for internationalization at the university. Our priorities include:

  • Deepening global research and regional engagement, with an emphasis on scaling up and impact.
  • Further developing the number and types of partnerships in the global south.
  • Providing a world-class global education, including curricular and co-curricular innovations, and finding new ways for both international and domestic students to engage in their learning with a global mindset.
  • Implementing a multi-pronged international entrepreneurship strategy, that connects students, start-ups and alumni to international opportunities.
  • Measuring and amplifying the impact of our programs and activities.
  • Scaling up collaborative programs and attracting large-scale multi-year support from corporate and philanthropic partners for international initiatives.

Vice-President, International & Executive Team

Meet the executive team at the Office of the Vice-President, International

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Contact Us

Looking to get in touch? Visit the U of T International staff directory and reach out with any questions.