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University of Toronto and Oceania

  • Oceania is a region of significant research and student mobility activity for U of T. Australian universities are among U of T’s top collaborators by number of co-authored publications, with the most common fields including medicine, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, social sciences, neuroscience, and psychology. U of T faculty members have several active research collaborations with Australian partners, including the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne with whom U of T has shared interests and strengths in Indigenous studies (see Partnership Highlights) and with Stellenbosch University on global urban biological invasions. U of T students consistently choose to participate in global learning opportunities in the region through active student exchange partnerships with University of Queensland, University of Auckland, University of New South Wales to name a few.

    Please note: The country and institutional pages provide but a snapshot of the rich and deep relationships that the U of T community enjoys with many countries, institutions, and communities around the world.

  • Across the University of Toronto community, staff and students engage in collaborative work in the Oceania region. The below highlights the ones with which we currently have a strategic, institutional partnership that includes joint funding and programmatic opportunities. U of T, through the Office of the Vice-President, International, builds institutional partnerships with peer institutions where there is evidence of strong, existing faculty-to-faculty engagement and collaboration already in place.

    University of Sydney

    University of Sydney is a key partner of U of T and in 2019 both institutions contributed matching funds to support collaborative research initiatives in areas of mutual strength and shared interest. These areas include nephrology, Indigenous treaties, robotics, the socioeconomic impact of mobile technologies, and cannabis policies. Both institutions also provide funding to support collaborative academic and research initiatives in Indigenous public health and Indigenous studies. The student exchange program between U of T and USydney is also one of U of T’s most active, with more students choosing to study at both institutions every year.

    University of Melbourne

    The growing partnership between U of T and the University of Melbourne is built on a foundation of similarities at the institutional level, including a commitment to international research collaboration and facilitating global learning opportunities for students. In 2020, U of T and the University of Melbourne launched a joint call to support collaborative research initiatives. Both institutions also continue to support global academic and research initiatives of shared interest in Indigenous health and immigration studies.

    For U of T faculty members interested in funding opportunities for research collaborations with institutions in the Oceania region, please visit the International Partnerships tab on the U of T Global homepage

    For U of T students interested in global learning opportunities in the Oceania region please visit the U of T in the World tab on the U of T Global homepage


Degree students

(Fall 2019)

Student mobility

Inbound & Outbound


(May 2020)

Joint publications