The following descriptions of Memorial University can be used by the university community for reports, presentations or other publications that require a short boilerplate.
For marketing purposes – version A:
[amended from the 2016 President’s Report]
Perched on Canada’s North Atlantic coast, Memorial University of Newfoundland is a destination for discovery. A beacon for the 21st-century explorer, Newfoundland and Labrador’s university is a unique learning community founded as a living memorial to those who lost their lives in the First World War — “that in freedom of learning their cause and sacrifice might not be forgotten.” Today more than 18,000 students from nearly 100 countries come together to discover. From the classics to advanced technology, the university offers certificate, diploma, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs across four campuses and online. A global network of almost 90,000 accomplished alumni throughout the world strengthens Memorial University’s capacity and reputation for leadership in world-class research, teaching and public engagement.
For marketing purposes – version B:
Memorial University of Newfoundland is a multi-campus, multidisciplinary university dedicated to creativity, innovation and excellence in teaching and learning, research, scholarship and public engagement. With campuses in St. John’s and Corner Brook, N.L., and Harlow, Essex, U.K., Memorial University welcomes students and scholars from all over the world, including more than 18,000 students from nearly 100 countries. Memorial’s inclusive community is committed to fostering and promoting ingenuity while contributing knowledge and expertise locally, nationally and internationally.
Founded as a living memorial to our residents who died during the First World War, Memorial University has a special obligation to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and is responsive to their professional and personal aspirations. To take a closer look at Memorial, visit www.mun.ca.
For news purposes:
Memorial University of Newfoundland is a community of more than 18,000 students from nearly 100 countries and almost 90,000 alumni worldwide. Founded in 1925, the institution is a living memorial to our residents who lost their lives in the First World War. Today Memorial is home to world-class teaching, research and public engagement that is locally relevant and globally significant. Offerings include a comprehensive range of certificate, diploma, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs across four campuses, complemented by extensive online courses and degrees.
These descriptions are updated by the Division of Marketing and Communications every September.