Developing New Partnerships

As Canada's most internationally engaged university, UBC recognizes the importance of our international partners all over the world.

We value the contributions from our students, faculty and staff from around the world. Almost half of our research publications involve international partnerships, and we have official relationships with international institutions in areas of research, knowledge-sharing and student mobility. The Office of the Vice-Provost International supports UBC staff and international partners to develop and maintain active and productive relationships.

For Institutions Interested in Partnering with UBC

All international partnerships need to be initiated by a UBC faculty or staff member who supports the project proposal.  If your institution does not have an official relationship with UBC, you might consider approaching a UBC faculty member in your field of study to initiate discussions around potential projects. 

Once initial discussions have outlined potential activities for collaboration, a formal agreement may be required.  The UBC faculty member will contact the Office of the Vice-Provost International and start the process to prepare the appropriate documents.

For information on Student Mobility and Exchange Partnerships, please email

For UBC Staff and Faculty

The Office of the Vice-Provost International is available to support UBC faculty and staff when developing international partnerships and collaborative agreements. We also provide guidance on the processes that UBC has in place.  View the list of UBC's current partners.  


Global Partnerships, Office of the Vice-Provost, International





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