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Regional Engagement

At U of T, we are committed to global engagement which facilitates and strengthens collaborations between people at U of T and partners across the world. We recognize that when engaging globally we need to deepen our understanding of cultures and geographies and approach each partnership with respect and a commitment to reciprocity. Our regional engagement is guided by seven President’s International Councils, each of which has 15-20 faculty members who are from the region and or have scholarship focused in the region. These tables contribute to developing region-specific strategies in teaching, research, corporate and philanthropic partnerships, in the context of shifting global politics. They have been invaluable contributors to our regional initiatives to date.

Areas of Engagement


U of T is a leader in various global networks and multilateral fora where we generate new ideas and solutions to pressing global issues and collaborate with other institutions who share our commitments and values.