30 Western faculty members have received graduate or professional degrees from a university in China
In 2015-16, 8 Western students travelled on exchange to China and 12 students from China came to Western.
Western has a Chinese Faculty Association with over 80 members.
Specially Appointed Professorship with Hefei University of Technology & Professorship with Northwest University of China; collaboration with China Geosciences University (Earth Sciences)
Chinese students represent the largest percentage of both Western’s undergraduate and graduate international student body. In 2015-16, 1,545 undergraduate students (including medical residents) and 446 graduate students from China attended Western.
Between 2011 and 2015, Western researchers co-authored and published 788 articles, meeting abstracts, reviews, proceeding papers, editorial materials, or book chapters with researchers at Chinese institutions. Top five institutions with which collaborations occurred:
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Beijing Normal University
Dual Degree and Collaborative Programs
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western has an exchange agreement with the West China School of Medicine and West China Hospital, Sichuan University for the exchange of medical students and surgical residents.
Ivey Business School has a CEMS Exchange Partnership with the MSc Program at Tsinghua University (since 2011).
Western’s Chemical Engineering program has a collaborative program with Zhejiang University, East China University of Science and Technology and Zhejiang University of Science and Technology.
Western’s Faculty of Social Science (Department of Political Science) offers short-term courses in Public Administration in collaboration with Xiamen University.
Anhui University of Technology
China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research
East China University of Science and Technology
Hebei Medical University
Ontario-Jiangsu (OJS) Exchange Program, consortium of Ontario and Chinese universities
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Sun Yat-Sen University
Wuhan Conservatory of Music
Zhejiang University of Technology
984 Western alumni are living in China
Short-term international Learning Opportunities
Ivey Business School’s Executive MBA participants travel to China as part of the Executive Client Field Project course.
Ivey Business School MBA students have the opportunity to gain direct experience on a trip to China. Ivey also has a student-run China Teaching Project (CTP) in which MBA students teach for a month at sites in China: Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.
Research Internships in Engineering with East China University of Science and Technology, Tianjin University, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang University of Technology.
Key Research Activities
Soochow-Western Synchrotron Radiation Research Centre, Suzhou (Soochow) China. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Professor T.K. Sham, Co-director.
Ontario Ginseng Innovation and Research Consortium: Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Beijing Normal University working with Centre for Planetary Science & Exploration (CPSX) on man-made feature extraction from high resolution satellite imagery.
Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Science – processing data from Canadian radar satellites launched by CSA & MDA.
China National Science Foundation, collaborative research on tectonics of east China. Western Department of Earth Sciences.
WORLDiscoveries Asia is Western’s licensing and industry contract office in Asia. Based in Nanjing, WORLDiscoveries Asia has completed over a dozen agreements with Asia-based industry and institutions that have generated more than $2.5 million CAD in licensing fees.
Ivey Business School Case Studies
Ivey’s active collection of 3,900 cases includes 834 Asian case studies, with nearly 1,000 cases in one or more Asian language translations. Ivey is the second largest producer of management case studies in the world and the top producer of current, comprehensive Asian cases.
Ivey faculty and case writers work on the ground in locations around Asia, conducting in-person interviews with the principals in the case to gain a personal sense of the local context.