Centres, Labs & Initiatives


The Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy is home to multiple centres for research & teaching.

These academic units are home to exciting teaching and exchange programs. They are also leading research hubs for specialized analysis and engagement on geographic and thematic areas, drawing together scholars from across the University of Toronto and around the world.

Research Labs

The Munk School’s labs are leaders in producing world-class research and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration.

From the Citizen Lab’s research on NSO spyware and cybersecurity to the Innovation Policy Lab’s work on inclusive innovation, the Munk School’s research labs are producing cutting-edge data and insights, showcasing excellence within the academy and having a tangible impact outside of it.

The Reach Alliance

The Reach Alliance is a student-led, faculty-driven, multi-disciplinary research initiative dedicated to investigating the pathways to success for innovative development programs that are reaching the world’s marginalized populations.

Housed at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy with support from the Mastercard Impact Fund, administered by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, the Reach Alliance is slated to expand to six other top universities by 2022.


The Munk School’s initiatives are focused on research and analysis for real-world impact.

From the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance to the Reach Alliance, the Munk School is home to leading policy and research initiatives.

Belt & Road in Global Perspective

Global Ideas Institute

Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance

Ontario 360