Whenever I think of the Université de Montréal’s beginnings – 1878 – I recall that the electric light bulb was introduced in Montreal and to Canada in that same year. Some symbols never change. Born into light, the Université de Montréal has shined for 132 years and it ranks among the world’s major institutions of higher-education.
Thousands of research projects
Together with its affiliate schools, HEC Montréal and the École Polytechnique, the Université de Montréal is the largest research centre in Quebec and has Canada’s second largest student body. Each year 60,000 students roam the campus, which is located in the heart of a unique North America city known for its dynamism and cultural diversity. Nearly one in four Quebec students chooses to study at the Université de Montréal. Our institution is considered a knowledge destination and has one of the most important pools of foreign students in the world.
These students trust us. To guide them with their most significant steps, both in their personal and professional lives, they can rely on a faculty of 1,500 professors who continually make outstanding contributions to scientific advancements of our time.They also benefit from the teaching skills of 2,500 lecturers and over 1,600 clinical professors. The 3,500 staff members are there to provide the support they expect to achieve their educational goals.
All areas of knowledge
If you are not yet part of our community, I invite you to discover the rich diversity of our curriculum. The Université de Montréal offers 300 undergraduate and 400 graduate and post graduate programs that stand out both nationally and internationally. We are the only Canadian university to cover such a gamut of programs from veterinary medicine to participle physics, through theology, music, architecture, optometry and a host of other disciplines.
The Université de Montréal is an exciting world to explore. Visit our campus, follow news of the latest discoveries from our faculties, enjoy the many services we offer, marvel at the accomplishments of our 300,000 graduates and discover the Université de Montréal of today and tomorrow. Measure the full extent of our community’s reach.
The Université de Montréal - a place for a better world
As a public research university, the Université de Montréal is aware of its responsibility to society. Scientific, cultural and economic development form part of our history and our mission, which we constantly update in light of new social challenges that lie ahead. Whether through our teachers’ work, our students’ education, or our service to the community, we are here to make our world more just, fairer, smarter and more sustainable. These are the commitments that our 11,000 students work towards to earn their diplomas.
Members of our community, I wish you a great academic year. And I thank wholeheartedly all friends of the Université de Montréal for their continued interest in our institution’s success.