Faculty & Students

  • 2 Western faculty members have received graduate or professional degrees from a university in Sweden
  • In 2016-17, 11 Western students travelled on exchange to Sweden, and 10 students from Sweden came to Western. 
  • In 2016-17, 3 graduate student from Sweden attended Western.


Between 2012 and 2016, Western researchers co-authored and published 225 articles, meeting abstracts, reviews, proceeding papers, editorial materials, or book chapters with researchers at Swedish institutions. Top five institutions with which collaborations occurred:

  • Karolinska Institutet
  • Lund University
  • Uppsala University
  • University of Gothenburg
  • Skåne University Hospital

Partner Institutions

  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • Stockholm University
  • Umeå University


  • 32 Western alumni are living in Sweden
  • Western alumna, Allison Daley, MSc’06, was awarded the 2015 Jan Bergström Young Geoscientist Award from The Geological Society of Sweden

Other Connections

  • In 2013, Western Biology professor Irena Creed was selected by Umeå University as one of the institutions Female Guest Professorships.
  • In 2014, Dr. Creed coordinated an international graduate field school on algal blooms at Sweden’s Lake Torneträsk in partnership with Ann-Kristin Bergström of Umeå University
  • Western Science’s PhD candidate Anne Deininger, an aquatic ecologist, is currently conducting her PhD studies at Umeå University’s Department of Ecology and Environmental Science.
  • In October 2015, Western’s Vice-Provost (International) travelled to Sweden to attend Umeå University’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations.  
  • Dr. Danielle Way’s lab at Western’s Department of Biology, includes Vaughan Hurry of Umeå University as a collaborator. 
  • The late Dr. Henry Barnett, a world-renowned stroke expert and leading researcher at Western, received the Karolinska Stroke Award for Excellence in Stroke Research in 2008.