Laurentian University Profile

Founded in 1960, Laurentian University is a leading comprehensive university located in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. It has been ranked 6th among Canada’s universities for growth in research funding according to Research Infosource.

The University offers a broad range of programs in Anthropology, Behavioural Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Biology, Biomedical Physics, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Economics, English, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Midwifery, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, and more. The Bachelor of Social Work - School of Native Human Services is recognized and accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work.

The University houses and is affiliated with numerous research centers such as the Centre in Mining Materials Research (CIMMR); Centre for Research in Human Development (CRHD); Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP); Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research (CRaNHR); etc.

Ranking Profile:

- According to the Globe and Mail 2010 Canadian University Report, Laurentian received top marks (A or A-) for: Physical Fitness, Sports and Recreational Facilities; Library Hours of Operation; Sense of Personal Safety and Security; Class Size; Computer Accessibility On-Campus; Recreational and Athletic Programs and Services; Overall Library Satisfaction; Faculty Members Knowledge of Subject.

- 17th out of 21 primarily undergraduate universities in the Maclean's 2008 university rankings.

- Ranked No. 1 among Canada's top 50 research universities for growth in research funding in the 2007 Research Infosource survey.

- Rated top ten in Maclean's 2007 Primarily Undergraduate University Rankings. Laurentian is also ranked highly in the “total research dollars per faculty member” category, placing 2nd out of 21 primarily undergraduate universities. It also maintained its 4th place ranking for scholarships and bursaries and library acquisitions.

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