The objectives of Memorial University of Newfoundland are: to develop in the province an institution of higher learning deserving of respect for the quality of its academic standards and of its research; to establish new programs to meet the expanding needs of the province; and to provide the means whereby the University may reach out to all the people.
In 1994 the University adopted a mission statement:
Memorial University is committed to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, and service to the general public.
Memorial University recognizes a special obligation to educate the citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador, to undertake research on the challenges this province faces and to share its expertise with the community.
This mission is at the core of this University's plans for its programs, campuses and activities at home and abroad. To learn more about the University's evolving plans and priorities, see www.mun.ca/strategicplanning/.