Increasing international profile: Memorial ranks among world’s best; alumni can enter to win iPad

Oct 11th, 2018

By Jeff Green

According to the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019, Memorial places 19th out of 27 institutions that it ranked within Canada and among the top 501-600 post-secondary institutions in the world.
Increasing international profile: Memorial ranks among worlds best; alumni can enter to win iPad

Memorial’s reputation as a national and international post-secondary leader is further bolstered by new data released this fall.

According to the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019, Memorial places 19th out of 27 institutions that it ranked within Canada and among the top 501-600 post-secondary institutions in the world. This year, a total of 1,258 institutions were included in the listings, which are considered one of the most respected rankings in the world. The new data was released on Sept. 26.

Top-tier institution

Memorial’s global placement in this ranking has held steady for the fourth year in a row.

“As Newfoundland and Labrador’s university, Memorial is recognized worldwide as a top-tier post-secondary institution dedicated to creativity, innovation and excellence in teaching and learning, research, scholarship and public engagement,” said Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research).

“We are committed to growing our international profile and these rankings emphasize that, especially in the attraction of international students and staff and in research collaborations. This recognition by Times Higher Education further solidifies Memorial’s well-earned reputation.”

Win an iPad

THE wants input on comparing the world’s universities.

Alumni who register online to complete a short survey comparing eight universities can enter for a chance to win an iPad, provided by THE. The contest closes Nov. 30.

Dr. Bose says by participating, alumni can help grow Memorial’s global reputation.

“Every member of the Memorial community – including our alumni – play a vital role in helping tell the world about our university,” said Dr. Bose.

“With more than 90,000 alumni, Memorial’s graduates are among our strongest champions. I encourage them to participate in this online comparison and where they can to continue promoting their alma mater to their family, friends and colleagues wherever they live.”

Jeff Green is a senior communications advisor with the Office of the Vice-President (Research). He can be reached at



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