Université du Québec à Montréal

UQAM - Président Kennedy Building (Photo: Gene Arboit)

Université du Québec à Montréal

The University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) is a French language public university whose influence is international. The quality of its programs, its research on social concerns and create innovations have helped build his reputation. The University offers training on campus, in its four regional centers and now remote from the attachment of the Télé-université (TÉLUQ) at UQAM.


The University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) was created April 9, 1969 by the Quebec government, through the merger of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Collège Sainte-Marie and three colleges.

While an emphasis on the humanities and the arts, she first developed the humanities and teacher training. In the mid-70s, science management experience to turn a strong growth to meet demand managers. In the early ’80s, UQAM is more towards the development of pure and applied sciences. Currently, it includes plenty of information technology in its training mission.

For nearly 40 years, UQAM has experienced remarkable growth and its reputation is now well established. It is able to offer its students a wide range of programs at three levels of university education.


UQAM is distinguished by the quality of teaching, the availability of its teachers, the emphasis on practical training, the service of foreign students and the animated life on campus. Dynamics and innovative, UQAM offers nearly 300 programs at three levels of study through the School of Management or one of six faculties: Arts, Communication, Political Science and Law, science, science of ‘Education and Human Sciences.

Research and Development

With the success of its professors and students, UQAM ranks among the top universities in research in Canada including humanities, natural sciences, in health and in social development. Its researchers have gathered in several research units, whose centers and chairs, as well as in six institutions, characterized by interdisciplinarity.


In many areas where it works, UQAM radiation known internationally both in Europe, Africa, Asia or South America. To facilitate the exchange of researchers and the movement of students, the University increases the protocols of bilateral and multilateral training both in research and development. Each year it hosts more than 2,200 students from 80 countries.

Modern Campus

The approximately 41 000 students from UQAM, not counting some 20,000 subscribers to the TÉLUQ, like her Campus modern, comprising laboratories, workshops and production studios as well as improved sports facilities and cultural premium. Since the Fall 2005, the imposing complex of Sciences Pierre-Dansereau, UQAM has enriched the flag of Biological Sciences, the first green building of the university, new university residences and institutional Pavilion, which houses the TÉLUQ.

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