The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is a public French-language university of international influence. The quality of its programs, its research in social issues and its innovations in the creative arts are the foundation stones of its reputation. The University offers training on campus, in its four regional centres and also long-distance, now that Télé-Université (TÉLUQ) has come to UQAM.
UQAM is known for the quality of its teaching, the accessibility of its educators, the priority it gives to practical training, the reception services it offers to foreign students and the liveliness of its campus life. Dynamic and innovative, UQAM offers more than 300 programs at three levels of study through its School of Management and through six faculties: Fine Arts; Communications; Political Science and Law; Science; Education, and Social Sciences.
Research and Creativity
Thanks to recognition won by its professors and students, UQAM ranks among the top research universities in Canada, notably in the social sciences, in the natural sciences, in the area of public health and in the creative arts. Its scholars are grouped into a number of research units including centres and chairs, and into six interdisciplinary institutes.
In the many sectors in which it works, UQAM is known internationally. Its influence extends to Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. To facilitate exchanges of researchers and travel for students, the University has increased its bilateral and multilateral agreements regarding training, research and the creative arts. Every year, it welcomes over 2,200 foreign students from 80 countries.
A Modern Campus
UQAM's approximately 40,000 students (not to mention an additional 15,000 registered with TÉLUQ), appreciate its modern campus replete with laboratories, workshops, renovated production studios and top quality athletic and cultural installations. In the autumn of 2005, UQAM's stately Pierre-Dansereau Science Complex was expanded to include a new biology building (the university's first green building), new university residences and an administrative building for TÉLUQ.
Remaining Faithful to its Mission
An active participant in the social, economic and cultural advancement of society, UQAM has trained more than 200,000 graduates currently active in a variety of fields. More than forty years after its founding, the University remains faithful to its mission to train up-coming generations as well as individuals already in the job market, and to offer access to its resources to the greatest number of people possible.
UQAM welcomes students from a wide variety of linguistic and cultural communities. The courses are in French. However, the Language School offers courses and certificate in French as a second language. The Language School is distinguished by its high-quality programs and high-tech computer equipment.