higher education institution in Canada.
Western University - Description
Western University ranks as one of Canada’s top research universities. From fundamental to applied knowledge, Western University discoveries benefit economic, social, health and cultural development in Canada and around the world. Western 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 athletic, volunteer and social engagement, fostering a strong community that extends to 270,000 alumni worldwide. Western teaches a full complement of disciplines including 15 subjects ranked among the top 1% in the world. With annual research funding of $235 million, Western researchers work to inform policy and share knowledge on the world stage, and 61% of research publications involve international collaborations. Western is home to world-renowned research centres such as the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel, the Brain and Mind Institute, Robarts Research Institute, the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research, and the Bone and Joint Institute. Western is considered Canada’s most beautiful campus. Our home, London, Canada, is a safe, welcoming community of more than 366,000 people.
Description of Western University
Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities with annual research funding of $235 million and a strong international reputation. From fundamental to applied knowledge, Western University discoveries benefit economic, social, health and cultural development in Canada and around the world. Western attracts students with a broad worldview seeking to study, engage with, and lead in the global community. Western teaches a full complement of disciplines with 15 subjects ranked among the top 1% in the world. Students from 117 countries share in classroom experiences that broaden personal perspectives and understanding. Beyond campus, students are engaged in international study-abroad, research and volunteer opportunities. Western students strike a balance between high academic achievement and athletic, volunteer and social engagement, fostering a strong sense of pride and community. Key Facts about Western · Ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide · A founding member of the U15 – Canada’s most distinguished research universities · 38,000 students, including more than 3,200 international students from 117 countries · 12 faculties and schools, including professional programs such as Medicine, Business, Law and Engineering · More than 400 combinations of undergraduate majors, minors and specializations · 120 graduate and professional programs (Masters, PhD, second-entry degree programs) · 94% employment rate after graduation · 270,000 alumni in more than 150 countries worldwide Programs Western offers superior flexibility in program choice so that students can combine various subjects within their degree to meet their interests and talents. Critical thinking, ethics, experiential learning, service to the larger community, leadership and innovation are key values driving the Western experience – no matter the program choice. Western also offers concurrent degree programs, many of which combine learning at the Ivey Business School with another academic subject. Students who come to Western are also guaranteed their choice of first-year courses. Examples of some of Western’s unique undergraduate programs include: · The Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) program provides one of the widest varieties of undergraduate medical science (life science) opportunities in Canada. · The School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities offers an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural educational experience, including experiential learning, with courses taught by internationally leading scholars in the Arts and Humanities. · Ivey Honours Business Administration (HBA) is a second-entry program that students apply to following two years of study at the undergraduate level. The integration of program structure, classroom environment, leading faculty, unique case-based learning methods and exceptional career management services creates a dynamic learning environment that develops highly sought-after business leaders. · The Mechatronic Systems Engineering (BESc) program i s a combination of mechanical, electronic, computer, control, and systems design engineering. The combination of these engineering principles helps generate simpler, more economical, reliable and versatile systems. · DAN Management and Organizational Studies (Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies or BMOS) provides a unique interdisciplinary approach to the study of management, emphasizing the social science and evidence-based foundations of management education. Research Western excels in moving research out of the labs and into the lives of people around the world through public and private sector partnerships. From the operating room to the boardroom, the factory floor to spacecraft rocketing beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, Western’s research drives discovery and influences the way we live. Western Research Facts: · $235 million in research funding annually · Over 500 active international research collaborations and partnerships · From 2010 to 2014, 61% of Western’s research publications involved international collaborations Western boasts many areas of research excellence including: Neuroscience, Imaging, Wind Engineering & Disaster Mitigation, Materials & Biomaterials, Sustainability & Green Energy, Philosophy of Science, Planetary Science & Exploration, and Musculoskeletal Health. Research breakthroughs at Western have included: · developing the first chemotherapy drug · the first boundary layer wind tunnel to test wind loads and make structures safer · the discovery of the sex chromatin known as the ‘Barr body,’ helping to launch the field of genetics · using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, the demonstration that some patients believed to be in a vegetative state can communicate · discovery of a near-earth asteroid known as ‘Earth’s second moon’ · discovery of ultrapyrolysis process to create fuel from biomass or ‘green oil’ · the first successful liver and bowel combined transplant in the world · development of an HIV vaccine currently in clinical trials Campus and Community Considered Canada’s most beautiful university, Western’s campus provides an ideal environment to live and study. First-year students are guaranteed a place in one of Western’s 10 outstanding on-campus residence communities. The university is located in London, Canada – a safe, vibrant and welcoming community of more than 366,000 people that serves as a regional centre for health care, business, culture and industry in Southwestern Ontario.