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Memorial University of Newfoundland

Country : Canada Memorial University of Newfoundland

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.

Students

There are over 17,000 students currently enrolled in full and part-time studies at MUN. This number includes both undergraduate and graduate students. Approximately 85% of students are from Newfoundland and Labrador. The most popular programs include Engineering, Business Administration, Nursing, Education, English, Folklore, French, History, Biology, Biochemistry, and Psychology.

Schools and faculties

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.

Rankings

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):

  • Most satisfied students: B+ (tie for 4th)
  • Work-play balance: B (tie for 5th)
  • Student residence: B- (tie for 7th)
  • Student faculty interaction: B+ (tie for 4th)
  • Research opportunities: B- (tie for 5th)
  • Reputation with employers: B+ (tie for 7th)
  • Quality of teaching and learning: B+ (tie for 6th)
  • Information technology: B- (11th)
  • Instructors teaching style: B (tie for 4th)
  • Environmental commitment: B- (11th)
  • Course registration: B+ (tie for 3rd)
  • Class size: B+ (tie for 5th)
  • City satisfaction: B+ (tie for 6th)
  • Career preparation: B (tie for 8th)
  • Career prep. (coop, intern, etc.): B (tie for 5th)
  • Campus atmosphere: B+ (tie for 8th)
  • Academic counselling: B (tie for 6th)

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

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