Region : Newfoundland and Labrador
City : St. John's
Web site : www.mun.ca
The Memorial University of Newfoundland, colloquially known as Memorial University or MUN, is a comprehensive university based in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
With historical strengths in education, engineering, business, geology, and medicine, it is one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada. With over 18,000 students, it is also the largest university in Atlantic Canada.
MUN's four main campuses are served by more than 1100 faculty and 2,300 staff members. Memorial University of Newfoundland is a member of the prestigious International Association of Universities.
Memorial has six faculties (Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Medicine, and Science) and six Schools (Graduate Studies, Music, Nursing, Pharmacy, Human Kinetics, Recreation, and Social Work). These offer a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Memorial’s Faculty of Business Administration is recognized as a leader in Canadian business education,offering programs at undergraduate and graduate level, including bachelor of commerce, international bachelor of business administration, bachelor of business administration, master of business administration, master of employment relations and PhD degrees.
Students can choose to specialize in the following engineering disciplines: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering (combined degree), Engineering Management, and Process Engineering.
The St. John's campus is home to the Faculty of Medicine co-located within the Newfoundland Health Science Center General Hospital. The Faculty of Medicine grants undergraduate and graduate degrees in medicine, while also providing residential and advanced training. It is one of only two Medical Schools in Atlantic Canada.
The Department of Biochemistry has a dietetic program accredited by the Dietitians of Canada and the university's graduates may subsequently become registered dietitians. List of universities with accredited dietetic programs
Queen's College, an affiliated College of Memorial University, offers diploma and degree studies in theology, pastoral studies, church history and related programs. It is an associate member of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and enrolls 83 students.
The university operates the Bonne Bay Marine Station in Gros Morne National Park.
On October 31, 2013 Maclean's magazine ranked MUN tied for 5th of 15 in its Comprehensive University Rankings, up from 6th the year before.
The Globe and Mail's 2013 University Report Card, a national survey on student satisfaction, gave MUN the following grades in the Medium-sized University category (of 13 schools):
In the 2007 Academic Ranking of World Universities published by The Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, MUN placed in the fourth quintile category (305th–401st overall) of the top 500 universities of the world.
Sources : Wikipedia, www.mun.ca