Faculty & Students

  • 7 Western faculty members have received graduate or professional degrees from a university in the Netherlands
  • In 2016-17, Western had 2 undergraduate students and 1 graduate student from the Netherlands.
  • In 2016-17, 14 Western students travelled to the Netherlands on exchange; 36 students from the Netherlands came to Western.


Between 2012 and 2016, Western researchers co-authored and published 539 articles, meeting abstracts, reviews, proceeding papers, editorial materials, or book chapters with researchers at Dutch institutions. Top five institutions with which collaborations occurred:

  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • University of Amsterdam
  • Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Leiden University 

Partner Institutions

  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Maastricht University
  • Radboud University Nijmegen
  • University of Groningen


  • 84 Western alumni are living in The Netherlands
  •  Notable alumni:
    • Sabine Nölke, Ambassador of Canada to The Netherlands

Other Connections

  • Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry partners with Maastricht University to offer an international Master of Health Professions Education program.
  • Brescia University College, an affiliate of Western University, has a student exchange program with Stenden University.
  • Western staff member, Melanie Caldwell, was graciously hosted by Radboud University for a staff exchange in April 2015.
  • Bruno Vrebos, a senior scientist at PANalytical in the Netherlands, is an Instructor at Western’s X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry Short Course in the Department of Earth Sciences.