Information about the services IRO provides
IRO contributes to the internationalisation of The University through leadership and advice in the:
- Coordination and oversight of the establishment, development and review of The University's formal bilateral and multilateral relations with overseas universities and other strategic partners;
- Development and strengthening of international funding, networking and mobility opportunities;
- Provision of strategic region and country-specific advice to The University's Chancellery, faculties, graduate schools and other relevant stakeholders;
- Advancement of the international diplomatic relations' strategy and provision of intelligence in relation to key government agencies and diplomatic missions in Australia and overseas;
- Development and oversight of protocol for the management of high-level incoming international visits and delegations;
- Management of international visit programmes for high-level visitors to The University; and
- High-level representation of The University in Australia and internationally.
The International Relations Office provides advice and guidance on the development of The University's formal relationships and partnerships with other universities and institutions around the world. The University’s Faculties, Graduate Schools and Institutes have responsibility for Joint Programmes.
The University’s international involvement goes back to its beginnings when its first professors were selected through a committee set up in London (1853). The University is committed to providing academics and students with excellent exchange, research, and networking opportunities with our partner institutions.
Explore The University's international partnerships and activities below:
Bilateral International Collaboration
The International Relations Office supports the development of formal relationships and partnerships for academic collaboration and student mobility with other universities around the world.Read more...
International Multilateral Collaborations and Memberships
The University is partner to, or is involved with, many international multilateral collaborations and memberships.Read more...
The University of Melbourne seeks to develop opportunities for joint programmes with international universities. The University’s Faculties, Graduate Schools and Institutes have responsibility for Joint Programmes.Read More...
The University of Melbourne's staff with login credentials will be able to access International Engagement intelligence including:
- International Engagement Dashboard
- International Engagement WIKI
- IR CRM Database
- Partnership Support
- Engagement Snapshots
- International Visits Support Materials
- Leadership Contacts
- Useful Links
- Information for Official Visitors
The International Relations Office (IRO) coordinates requests from representatives of international universities, research organisations and government bodies. The International Relations Office works with the Senior Executive of the University and individual Faculties and Graduate Schools to develop visit schedules which maximise opportunities to share experiences, information and ideas and develop sustainable collaborative relationships.
- Arranging an Official Visit
Intending official visitors are asked to complete a Visit Request Form. It is important that the form is completed online at least 4 weeks before the date of the prospective visit. The International Relations Office will then liaise within the University to match visit requests with University personnel and advise the sender of the outcome of the request. Although all requests are considered carefully, the University is unable to service all requests.
- Information for Visiting Scholars
The University of Melbourne hosts many visiting scholars from around the world. Information is available for visiting scholars to the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, Melbourne Graduate School of Education and Melbourne Law School.Visiting scholars to other schools and faculties are advised to contact the school direct. Visiting scholars normally need to make contact with an appropriate academic. Find an Expert may be of assistance to those who need to identify an expert in their field.
- Information for Other Visitors
All other visitors are advised to contact or visit Stop 1.
- More Information for all Prospective Visitors
International Relations Office
External Relations, The University of Melbourne
170 Bouverie Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 3010
Director, International Relations
+ 61 3 8344 0858
International Relations strategic advice and internationalisation intelligence, including: governmental relations; corporate/academic liaison; and oversight of the International Relations Office; representation of the University internationally.
Dr Karen Barker
Senior International Relations Advisor
+ 61 3 8344 7396
Provides high-level intelligence analysis and strategic advice with a focus on Europe, Middle East, Africa and India with oversight over new agreements and partnerships.
Ms Clare Dunne
International Relations Agreements and Data Management Officer
+ 61 3 9035 3314
International agreements negotiation and formalisation with a focus on the renewal of agreements.
Mr Ken Lee
International Relations Advisor
+ 61 3 8344 4557
International Relations advice with a focus on the Asia Pacific excluding Indonesia and India.
Mr Joran Monteiro
International Relations Advisor
+ 61 3 9035 7868
International Relations advice with a focus on the America's and Indonesia
Ms Louise Kinnaird
International Strategic Alliances Officer
+ 61 3 9035 8742
International strategic alliances including Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE), Universitas 21 (U21); and offshore missions, projects, events and initiatives
Ms Jessica Piesse
International Visits and Protocols Officer
+ 61 3 9035 5043
Oversees, manages and coordinates a program of major events and in-bound visits, and provides protocol.
Ms Glen McIntyre
Acting Strategic Alliances Officer
+ 61 3 8344 5222
Ms Fitzah Gulam Shah
International Relations Data and Reports Officer
+ 61 3 8344 3773
Oversees and provides support for the IR CRM and the IR BI Dashboard.
New Agreements Established With Zhejiang University
The University of Melbourne hosted a delegation led by Mr Deshui Jin, Chairman and Party Secretary of the University Council from Zhejiang University, China on September 22, 2016. The universities signed a university-wide Memorandum of Understanding, broadening opportunities for students and researchers.News
European Association for International Education Conference EAIE 2016
The 28th Annual European Association for International Education (EAIE) Conference was hosted in Liverpool, UK in mid-September 2016. Dr Gabriele Suder represented The University of Melbourne’s International Relations office at the conference, with colleagues from across UoM also attending.News
Director of International Relations explains BREXIT and its impact at Scotch College
Director of International Relations, Dr Gabriele Suder, delivered a presentation to Scotch College students and staff on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. The topic of high interest was BREXIT. Dr Suder shared her insights on possible implications of BREXIT on Europe's future and the impact to Australian business sectors, policy, and leadership. The presentation is part of Scotch College’s ‘Breakfast Series’, an event held once a term where esteemed speakers share their expert insights on current and significant issues. As a Principal Fellow at the Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne, and author of “Doing Business in Europe”, Dr Suder highlighted the importance of internationalisation and the connection with Melbourne and Australia to Scotch College students.News
Launch of Blended Bachelor of Science in Pune, India
The University of Melbourne has partnered with the Indian Institute for Science Education and Research, Pune (IISER Pune), one of the Indian institutes of national importance, and Savitribai Phule Pune University, in the development of a Bachelor of Science curriculum that blends online and campus-delivered curriculum.News
Singapore University of Technology and Design Visit the University of Melbourne
The Provost, Professor Tow Chong, from The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and representatives from Contact Singapore visited The University of Melbourne on the 28 April 2016 as part of a Contact Singapore mission to recruit PhD Students to join them on their staffing complement. Meetings were arranged with University leadership, Professor Tom Kvan in Architecture, Building and Planning and the Melbourne School of Engineering to discuss opportunities for collaborations.News
Asia-Pacific Association for International Education Conference
Melbourne hosted the 2016 Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Conference, alongside eight other local Universities, from Monday 29 February to Thursday 3 March. The International Relations team worked alongside the University of Melbourne Chancellery to ensure the success of the event. Deputy Vice Chancellor (International) Professor Susan Elliott is the incoming President of APAIE.News
Chemistry Professor participates in India’s GIAN program
University of Melbourne Chemistry Professor Muthupandian Ashok Kumar is one of 371 international academics worldwide invited to participate in the Government of India’s prestigious Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) program in 2015-16.News
Arcadia, US Study Abroad Consortium Visits the University
The University hosted a major delegation of 23 representatives from twelve top United States institutions on Monday 2 November. Delegation members included University of Melbourne partners such as Duke University and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; as well as key revenue feeders for study abroad places. The delegation was bought together by the Arcadia College of Global Studies and the visit was principally focussed on how STEM education at undergraduate level is conducted in Australian universities, and how an international educational experience enhances education.News
Director of International Relations engages in bilateral relations in Europe
During a recent visit to Europe, Director of the International Relations Office, Dr Gabriele Suder visited the United Kingdom, Ireland and France engaged in enhancing bilateral relations and collaborative initiatives with the European partners of the University of Melbourne.News
Visit by Mrs Carrie Lam, Hong Kong Chief Secretary for Administration, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
The Chief Secretary for Administration in Hong Kong, Mrs Carrie Lam, visited the University of Melbourne on 15 September, meeting with Vice Chancellor, Professor Glyn Davis; Pro Vice Chancellor for Campus & Global Development, Professor Tom Kvan; Director of External Relations, Mr Andrew Hockley and Hong Kong Chinese students. Mrs Lam's visit was a great honour for the University, particularly because the University of Melbourne was the only higher education institution she visited during her official visit to Australia.News
Invitation to EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges launch
The University of Melbourne EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges will be officially launched on 9 December 2014 at Lab 14, Carlton Connect, with special guest Ms Helga Schmid, Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs, European External Action Service.For more information see: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/australia/more_info/europe_centres/university_melbourne_eu_centre/index_en.htmFor enquiries contact: email@example.comNews
Fulbright Specialist Grants for Australian Universities - Applications Close Friday, September 30, 2016
Through the Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP), Australian universities have the opportunity to share the expertise of U.S. Specialists with the aim of promoting professional collaboration and cultural exchange between the USA and Australia.News
Melbourne Manchester Joint Research Fund Applications Closed
The University of Melbourne and the University of Manchester have established a research fund to deepen and extend collaborative research links between the universities. Grants will be awarded for collaborative projects that may include, but are not limited to, symposia, workshops and staff exchanges. Applications due: June 17, 2016 - Now Closed.News