Western University

Western University ranks  as  one  of  Canada’s  top research universities. From fundamental to applied knowledge, discoveries at Western benefit economic, social, health, policy and cultural development in Canada and around the world. Founded in 1878, the university attracts students with broad worldviews seeking to study, engage, and  lead  in  international  communities. Students from 121 countries share in classroom experiences and engage in study-abroad, research and volunteer opportunities that broaden perspectives and knowledge. Through 12 faculties and schools, and three affiliated university colleges, Western teaches a full complement of disciplines with three subjects ranked in the top 50 globally.

Research and Learning Environment
Western appeals to students with a broad worldview seeking to study, engage with and lead in the global community.  The  university  excels at moving research out of labs and into people’s lives, including through extensive collaborative networks that allow researchers to inform policy on the global stage. From the operating room to the boardroom, and from the factory floor to spacecraft rocketing beyond Earth’s atmosphere, Western’s research drives discovery and influences the way we live.

International Engagement
With the goal of supporting excellence on the world stage, and preparing citizens prepared to lead in diverse global communities, Western’s international engagement focuses on: fostering unique international learning opportunities; recruiting and supporting international students; and enhancing overall global activity and awareness. Each year, more than 1,700 Western students participate in international learning abroad. Further, more than 60 percent of Western’s publications over the past five years have been co- authored with international partners.


Core Research Strengths: 
Neuroscience/brain and mind
Materials and biomaterials
Philosophy of Science
Planetary science
Musculoskeletal health
Wind engineering and natural disaster mitigation
Environmental sustainability and green energy