2 Western faculty members have received graduate or professional degrees from a university in Sweden
In 2015-16, 7 Western students travelled on exchange to Sweden, and 13 students from Sweden came to Western.
In 2014-15, 1 graduate student from Sweden attended Western.
Between 2011 and 2015, Western researchers co-authored and published 183 articles, meeting abstracts, reviews, proceeding papers, editorial materials, or book chapters with researchers at Swedish institutions. Top five institutions with which collaborations occurred:
University of Gothenburg
Skåne University Hospital
Stockholm School of Economics
31 Western alumni are living in Sweden
Western alumna, Allison Daley, MSc’06, was awarded the 2015 Jan Bergström Young Geoscientist Award from The Geological Society of Sweden
In 2013, Western Biology professor Irena Creed was selected by Umeå University as one of the institutions Female Guest Professorships.
In 2014, Dr. Creed coordinated an international graduate field school on algal blooms at Sweden’s Lake Torneträsk in partnership with Ann-Kristin Bergström of Umeå University
Western Science’s PhD candidate Anne Deininger, an aquatic ecologist, is currently conducting her PhD studies at Umeå University’s Department of Ecology and Environmental Science.
In October 2015, Western’s Vice-Provost (International) travelled to Sweden to attend Umeå University’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations.
Dr. Danielle Way’s lab at Western’s Department of Biology, includes Vaughan Hurry of Umeå University as a collaborator.
The late Dr. Henry Barnett, a world-renowned stroke expert and leading researcher at Western, received the Karolinska Stroke Award for Excellence in Stroke Research in 2008.