With travel restrictions in place worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Deakin University welcomes virtual visits and interactions, including meetings through videoconferencing platforms such as Zoom. Please contact IRO for more information. Our thoughts are with all our colleagues around the world who may be impacted by COVID-19.
What we do
The International Relations Office contributes to the University’s globalisation activities by providing high-level support and advice to Deakin faculties and divisions including:
- providing strategic advice on international partnerships including partnership models and development opportunities in key countries/regions
- preparing and evaluating formal partnership agreements with international academic partners (excluding research-specific agreements), based on consistent practice across the University and maintenance of the University’s central agreements database
- advising on globalisation initiatives and activities to ensure compliance with University policy and procedures
- developing in-depth briefing documents to support globalisation activities and to inform the University Executive and the wider University community
- organising and coordinating programs and events for high-level international visitors to the University, including from universities, government organisations and diplomatic missions
- organising an annual Deakin Fellowship for Internationalisation (DFI) to provide an opportunity to both professional and academic staff to broaden their knowledge of international education and to develop themselves into the next generation of leaders in international education.
Deakin has international partnerships with over 500 partners in more than 65 countries across the world. Our international partnerships map gives a snapshot of the types of partnerships we have in place and where our partners are located.
The International Relations Office supports the development of strategic international partnerships and networks for academic collaboration, principally focused on mutually beneficial student learning and experience outcomes. International academic partnerships may include partnerships that support:
- general academic collaborations through Memorandum of Understanding
- articulation – we have many articulation arrangements with overseas institutions that provide a pathway for students into Deakin undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs
- recognition for prior learning – we have formal arrangements with other institutions that recognise specific courses and offer students credit towards a Deakin degree
- transnational education partnerships that aim to expand international teaching and learning through flexible modes of delivery including joint delivery of degrees, licensing of curriculum and online delivery modes
- dual-degree partnerships – these arrangements enable students to obtain two degrees, one from Deakin and one from an international partner in the same time as a single degree
- staff and student mobility, which may include student exchange, study abroad and short-term programs.
If you are interested in collaborating with Deakin University, please contact the International Relations Office.
Deakin University welcomes visitors from abroad to provide opportunities for mutual collaboration and partnership building.
The International Relations Office manages high-level, university-wide and highly strategic visits from individuals and delegations from overseas educational institutions and government bodies
Information for official visits
Official visitors may include university leaders and representatives of international universities, research organisations, distinguished professionals in various fields, sponsorship bodies and government offices, or other official entities.
If you wish to visit Deakin University, please contact the International Relations Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To assist us with organising and managing your visit, please fill out the visit request form. IRO will liaise within the University to match visit requests with University personnel and advise the outcome of the request.
Other visits, including those for visiting scholars, are coordinated by the faculties or by the relevant area/division within the University. If you are interested in becoming a visiting scholar, please contact the relevant faculty.