Memorial University of Newfoundland, (colloquially known as Memorial University or “MUN”) is a comprehensive university located primarily 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 17,500 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 has been featured in the SJTU World university rankings, the TOP 500 and many other rankings.
MUN has four main campuses and two satellite campuses across three regions of Newfoundland and Labrador, and in two countries (Canada and England). The main campus in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador is split by Prince Philip Drive where the northern section is bounded by Pippy Park, and the southern section is largely surrounded by residential areas.
St. John’s Campus
The largest campus is located in St. John’s. Prince Philip Drive runs east-west through the main campus, with Westerland Road bordering it to the west, Elizabeth Avenue to the south and Allandale Road to the east. The majority of the academic buildings are located south of Prince Philip Drive; the Arts and Administration building, Science building, Chemistry and Physics, Mathematics, Music, Education, Physical Education and the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation.
The Queen Elizabeth II Library, contains 1,058,500 monographs, 93,900 maps, 13,600 audio-visual titles and over 9,000 journal titles. The Commons, located on the main floor of the library, has computers available for use by students as well as a Digital Media Centre. The University Centre is home to the food court, bookstore, campus bar (“Breezeway”), and the CHMR-FM campus radio station.
The Marine Institute is a marine polytechnic institution located on Ridge Road in St. John’s within Pippy Park, north of the city. It has unique facilities such as a full ships bridge simulator and the worlds largest flume tank. It offers degrees, diplomas, certifications and industry training for the maritime sector.