Western University ranks as one of Canada’s top research universities. From fundamental to applied knowledge, Western discoveries benefit economic, social, health and cultural development in Canada and around the world.
The university attracts students with broad worldviews seeking to study, engage, and lead in international communities. Students from 117 countries share in classroom experiences and engage in study-abroad, research and volunteer opportunities to broaden perspectives and knowledge. Western students balance academic achievement with opportunities for athletic, volunteer and social engagement, which foster a strong community that extends to more than 277,000 alumni worldwide.
Western teaches a full complement of disciplines with 3 subjects placing in the top 50 globally. With annual research funding of $235 million, Western researchers work to inform policy and share knowledge on the world stage. More than 60% of research publications involve international collaborations.