International connections

The University is home to some of Australia's leading outreach education bodies which actively promote links between countries and enhance cross-cultural understanding through seminars, exhibitions, short-courses, international internships and leadership programs.

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International networks and partnerships

We are a member of two global networks of higher education institutions: Universitas 21 (U21) and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).

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International research and collaboration

We bring together the world's best minds to solve globally significant problems. This cross-disciplinary approach has led to globally significant discoveries which continue to generate major benefits worldwide. Learn more about international research and collaboration opportunities.


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International Relations Office

Forming part of the Engagement portfolio, the International Relations Office (IRO) provides expert support and guidance to the international relations of the University of Melbourne.

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International partner institutions

We maintain formal relationships and partnerships with other universities around the world. These linkages reflect our global outlook and history of productive international relationships for research, learning and teaching and engagement.