New Zealand

Faculty & Students

  • 11 Western faculty members have received graduate degrees from a university in New Zealand
  • In 2016-17, 7 Western students travelled on exchange to New Zealand and 12 students from New Zealand came to Western


Between 2012 and 2016, Western researchers co-authored and published 130 articles, abstracts, reviews, proceeding papers, editorial materials, or book chapters with New Zealand researchers at the following institutions:

  • University of Auckland 
  • University of Otago 
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Auckland City Hospital
  • Massey University

Partner Institutions 

  • The University of Auckland
  • University of Otago
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • University of Canterbury


  • 103 Western alumni are living in New Zealand

Other Connections

  • Brent Sinclair, Associate Professor, Biology, is an Associate Editor of New Zealand Journal of Ecology
  • New Zealand author, Eleanor Catton, was born in Canada while her father completed a doctorate at Western
  • Western Professor Emeritus, Russell Poole, was named Fellow of the New Zealand Academy of Humanities in 2008
  • Duncan Steel, New Zealand Space Scientist, Author and Broadcaster was a visiting research scholar in summer 2014 at Western’s Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration
  • Professor Paul Rishworth of the University of Auckland, taught a course at Western’s Faculty of Law in January 2015
  • The late William Fyfe, long-time faculty member and past Dean of Science at Western, was born in New Zealand and was a graduate of the University of Otago