University of New Brunswick (Canada)
Founded in 1785, the University of New Brunswick is the oldest English-language university in Canada. UNB is making a significant difference in New Brunswick and beyond through the creation of knowledge, teaching, and the integration of knowledge into society. UNB conducts over 75 per cent of the university-based research in the province – and close to 50 per cent of all the research conducted in the province.
A leading, national university, UNB has more than 10,000 undergraduate students, 1,400 graduate students, 2,000 faculty and staff over two campuses in Fredericton and Saint John, and more than 64,000 alumni worldwide. UNB offers more than 75 undergraduate and graduate programs. UNB has defined five strategic research themes, viewed as a pyramid with our ultimate dependence on Earth as the base, Society as the pinnacle, and the means by which the latter is supported contained within the intervening themes:
1) Global environment and resources,
2) Advanced technologies and applications,
3) The knowledge-based economy,
4) Health, wellness and human development, and
5) New Brunswick as a socio-cultural research environment.