Faculty & Students

  • 19 Western faculty members have received graduate or professional degrees from a university in Australia
  • In 2016-17, 46 Western students travelled on exchange to Australia and 49 students from Australia came to Western.
  • In 2016-17, 2 undergraduate students and 2 graduate students from Australia attended Western


Between 2012 and 2016, Western researchers co-authored and published 675 articles, meeting abstracts, reviews, proceeding papers, editorial materials, or book chapters with researchers at Australian institutions. Top five Australian institutions with which collaborations occurred:

  • The University of Sydney
  • University of Melbourne
  • The University of Western Australia
  • The University of Queensland
  • Monash University 

Partner Institutions

  • Australian National University
  • Bond University
  • The University of Canberra
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Griffith University
  • Monash University 
  • The University of New South Wales 
  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of South Australia
  • The University of Sydney
  • Victoria University
  • The University of Western Australia


  • 474 Western alumni are living in Australia
  • Notable alumni: 
    • Glenn Stevens, MA’86, LLD’14
      • Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia
      • Current Chancellor of Western Univeristy
        Founder and Executive Chair, 
        Competitive Foods Australia, Ltd

Other Connections

  • Renowned Western Australian artist, Maurice Stubbs, was curator of Western’s McIntosh Art Gallery from 1969-89
  • Dr. Edward Byrne, former President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University, neurologist and higher education leader received an honorary Doctor of Science from Western in May 2015