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Faculty and staff mobility

We support and encourage our faculty members to initiate visits to universities and institutions overseas for exploration and development of research and institutional collaboration.

At Ontario Tech University, we challenge, innovate and connect our academic community. Our university aims to be recognized globally as a change-maker and leader in technology-driven research. Our faculty and staff play an important role in this process as we build upon our strengths and advance through a sharpened focus on three key goals:

CHALLENGE: We will produce and inspire future leaders who have real-world skillsets.

INNOVATE: We will create new approaches, partnerships, and solutions to improve society.

CONNECT: We will build lasting relationships to make Ontario Tech a remarkable place for work and study.

Our faculty and staff mobility program include building partnerships that fortify our university’s key strengths, because our international collaborations open doors to new ideas and initiatives both globally and locally. 


Participating in mobility programs

  • Why participate

    Through various mobility programs, professors and administrative staff can explore new horizons, learn to adapt their learning and grow from diverse backgrounds.

    At the core of our mobility programs are:

    • lifelong and transformative experiences;
    • hands-on learning opportunities;
    • promote research initiatives;
    • learn different approaches to thinking, doing and leading;
    • sharing knowledge globally and at home;
    • grow our international community.

    Ultimately, the mobility programs will help Ontario Tech develop our collaborations with our international partners, adding to our university’s strategic plan and cultivating our internationalization goals.

  • Application process
    1. Travel by faculty or administrative staff is subject to approval by the Dean or department lead respectively. 
    2. Once you have received approval for travel, please complete the International Travel Form for Faculty/Staff.
    3. The International Office will get back to you with next steps. 

    Important to note: The outbound faculty and staff mobility program is subject to the pandemic related guidelines imposed by Health Canada and Ontario Tech, in addition to current global immigration guidelines and any applicable travel restrictions that are subject to change at any time.

  • Testimonials

    Name: Dr. Patrick Hung

    Current position: Professor

    Host university and country: University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil 

    Can you provide a couple of highlights from this mobility experience? 

    1. Meeting many active researchers to achieve the cooperation of research projects and co-authoring research papers.
    2. Learning the work practices and culture in the Brazilian academic community.

    Briefly, how did this opportunity benefit your work at Ontario Tech?

    This opportunity expanded the scope of my research interests of smart toys and social robots with the Brazilian cultural factors. I benefited from the research student exchange activities, graduate student co-supervisions, and on-site experiments.

    What would you say to someone considering a mobility experience?

    I would encourage them to leave their comfort zone and explore an eye-opening experience. “He that travels much knows much.” - Thomas Fuller (baptized 19 June 1608 – 16 August 1661)​

Opportunities from our partners