Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Located in the heart of City of Saguenay, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi campus consists of modern infrastructure fully adapted to the needs of teaching and research in academia. As its name suggests, the main pavilion contains the main services offered to students and staff, as well as several teaching laboratories and research in most disciplines.

Integrated into the main pavilion with pedestrian connections underground and surface, the Pavilion of the humanities, the Sports Pavilion, the Arts Pavilion and the Pavilion of icing research facilities are more specialized to meet community needs. The Pavilion of Forest Research and the Research Building on the heat treatment of wood complement the major facilities of the University.

Also on campus, we find three student residences, a daycare and the Center for Aluminum Technology, which is a major research infrastructure administered by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).

UQAC can also count on a forest education and research of 25 km2, 20 minutes from campus, fully equipped with facilities tailored to their needs.

Finally, UQAC has four university centers, colleges located in Alma, Charlevoix, Saint-Félicien and Sept-Iles.


The University of Quebec at Chicoutimi opens to the world and hosts each quarter, students from 30 different countries. In Algeria, Benin, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, France, Gabon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Zaire, they are nearly 200 annually, to enjoy a middle school and be more active and beneficial, in addition to a diverse array of programs at all academic levels.

On the other hand, students can UQAC, too, open to the world. Indeed, many of them decide each year to pursue part of their plan to study outside of Quebec. Scholarships, worth $750 or $1,000 per month, are also allocated to those who want the challenge of studying abroad.

In addition, the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi opens its training programs in partnership with universities in Morocco, Lebanon, Brazil, China, Colombia and Senegal. They are so many students from around the world enrolled in more than 20 educational programs on sectors of economic and administrative sciences, information technology management, education, regional development, study companies and computer, and at different academic levels.

Finally, the presence of our office for international cooperation facilitates the development of new institutional linkages at the international level, identification of sources of funding and exchange programs for students and teachers as well as assistance with export training programs.


In aspects devoted to research, the Deanship of Graduate Studies and Research cultivates its supporting role to its scholarly community, managing the internal politics of research and participating in intramural funding of individual researchers and its teams of researchers, particularly through the Program for Institutional Research (PAIR) and program grant from the Foundation of the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (FUQAC).

The team also provides deanship tangible support to researchers who wish to receive a notice about the implementation of their research designs for submission to granting councils and funding, this could result in a commented reading, developing writing strategies, the ‘scaffolding of a financial or even direct assistance in the drafting of a first request for new researchers. By maintaining the strategic research, which announces the key priorities of the institution, the team finally dean provides researchers with an optimal positioning of their work against the targeted orientation.

The excellence of scientific activity, the contribution of research to the quality of teaching and research contributions to the advancement of knowledge and development of the community are the three main objectives in this area of ‘scholarship by the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi. These objectives, UQAC food by the development of areas and research directions which are grafted programs of graduate studies. These research directions often elsewhere to plug the middle of implantation UQAC. Thus, the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, considered as basic functional unit of the social and economic life, becomes an operational concept and a privileged laboratory to lead to knowledge of universal significance. The result is conclusive: more research programs, regional connotation to attract the attention of Canadian and foreign scientists for their excellence and their interest in terms of general knowledge.

Internships and Jobs

It is possible to do internships in several programs of study offered at UQAC. This mode of training is central to education because it allows students to combine theoretical knowledge acquired in class to the requirements of the workplace.

The programs with the placements:

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