A joint venture between Western and the Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology in Germany, the Fraunhofer Project Centre at Western is unique in Canada. Established in 2012, it is the leading site for advanced composite materials research and testing at a manufacturing scale for several industrial sectors in North America, including transportation, renewable energy, construction and others.
A global leader in specialty chemicals, LANXESS opened its butyl rubber research and development facility at Western’s research park in 2011. The facility is dedicated to the development of butyl rubber - a versatile, high performance polymer that is biocompatible.
German Partner Institutions
EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht
European Business School International University Schloss Reichartshausen
The German Sport University Cologne
Hochschule RheinMain University of Applied Sciences
Julius Maximilian Universität Wurzburg
Ontario-Baden-Wurttemberg (OBW) Exchange Program, consortium of Ontario and German Universities
Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
RWTH Aachen University
University of Cologne
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Worms University of Applied Science
On January 12, 2015, Western celebrated Germany Day with a visit led by H.E. Werner Wnendt, Ambassador of Germany to Canada and the Hon. Walter Stechel, Consul General of Germany in Toronto.