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At the University of Waterloo, we strongly believe in supporting innovative and life-changing research that generates real-world impact. The International Research Partnerships team (IRP) is a unit in the Office of Research (OR) that supports international research, enabling researchers to focus on solving today’s challenges in partnership with other global thought-leaders.

To help Waterloo achieve its goal of increasing the worldwide impact and recognition of University of Waterloo research, IRP has a lead role in developing and implementing two of the eight strategic themes in the University Strategic Plan: Transformational Research and Global Prominence & Internationalization.  Expanding international research collaboration will help the University achieve its goal of becoming one of the most internationalized universities in Canada.