Mitacs partners with Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and the Kyiv School of Economics to ensure ongoing public policy talent pipeline for Ukraine

The University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) are partnering with Mitacs to allow up to 30 Ukrainian graduate students, many of whom had their studies disrupted by war, to get back to school in September. In addition to welcoming this group of students to its programs in Toronto, the Munk School will host a number of KSE faculty as visiting professors or fellows providing them with opportunities to continue teaching and engaging in collaborative research. 

Qualified applicants will apply through the standard Munk School admissions process and, if accepted, be offered seats in either the Master of Global Affairs or Master of Public Policy programs. In addition to completing these two-year degrees, students will also complete additional courses with KSE, earning both University of Toronto and KSE degrees. 

“The Munk School is delighted to be partnering with KSE,” said professor and Munk School director Peter Loewen. “Together, we can train future experts and public and private leaders in Ukraine. This partnership will ensure that these students continue their studies, complete world-class degrees at both institutions, and gain relevant work experience as part of our internship program and professional development activities.” 

Students will receive full tuition support from the University of Toronto and will be eligible for financial support through Mitacs, a Canadian non-profit research organization. 

“Mitacs is proud to provide financial support to assist these students coming to Canada to study at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy,” said John Hepburn, CEO of Mitacs. “This announcement is part of a broader effort that we have taken to help students from Ukraine gain important research opportunities despite Russia’s illegal invasion. We will continue to stand with Ukraine.” 

This new partnership comes on the heels of a new agreement between Mitacs and Ukraine to provide addition measures to support students: Mitacs signs new agreement with Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, announces additional measures to assist students and postdoctoral fellows in Ukraine | Mitacs