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Université du Québec à Montréal

Country : Canada Université du Québec à Montréal

Region : Quebec

City : Montreal

Web site : www.uqam.ca

The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is a public university based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is a French-language university and is the largest constituent element of the Université du Québec system.

UQAM was founded on April 9, 1969 by the government of Quebec, through the merger of the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, a fine arts school; the Collège Sainte-Marie, a classical college; and a number of smaller schools. Although part of the UQ network, UQAM possesses a relative independence which allows it to print its own diplomas and choose its rector.

In 2015, UQAM had a student population of 43,314 in six faculties (Arts, Education, Communication, Political Science and Law, Science and Social science) and one school (Management). It offers Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees. It is one of Montreal's two francophone universities, along with the Université de Montréal, and only 1% of its student population is of anglophone origin.


UQAM's campus was designed by Dimitri Dimakopoulos and is located in downtown Montreal, with most of its buildings in the Quartier Latin neighbourhood near the Berri-UQAM Metro station and the newer Complexe des sciences Pierre-Dansereau near Place des Arts. The University is also involved in the troubled Îlot Voyageur project, a 13-storey student residence and intercity bus terminal, but has had to scale back its involvement due to financial problems. In September 2013, the university announced that it had acquired the National Film Board of Canada's former CineRobotheque facility for its communications faculty.

The University provides training on its campus in Montreal and its four regional centers: UQAM Lanaudière, UQAM Laval, UQAM Montérégie and UQAM Ouest-de-l'île.


  • Faculté des arts (Faculty of Arts)
  • Faculté des sciences de l'éducation (Faculty of Education)
  • Faculté de communication (Faculty of Communication)
  • Faculté de science politique et de droit (Faculty of Political Science and law)
  • Faculté des sciences (Faculty of Sciences)
  • École des sciences de la gestion (School of Management Sciences)
  • Faculté des sciences humaines (Faculty of Social Sciences)

Schools and institutes

  • École supérieure de mode de Montréal (Montreal Graduate School of Fashion Design)
  • Institut de recherches et d'études féministes (Institute of Feminist Studies)
  • Institut des sciences cognitives (Institute of Cognitive Sciences)
  • Institut des sciences de l'environnement (Institute of Environmental Sciences)
  • Institut d'études internationales de Montréal (Montreal Institute of International Studies)
  • Institut Santé et société (Health and Society Institute)
  • École supérieure de théâtre (Graduate School of Theatre)
  • École des langues (Language School)
  • École de travail social (School of Social Work)
  • École des arts visuels et médiatiques (School of Visual Arts and Media)
  • Institut du patrimoine (Heritage Institute)
  • International Research Group on Animal Law

Distance and online learning

UQAM has a distance learning component called Télé-université (Teluq) offering courses and degrees in computer science, education, communication, environmental science, and management. University of Québec has improved geographical accessibility through multiple campuses spread throughout the province and by offering distance education by Télé-Université.


  • Charles-Rousseau competition in international law. Third victory in a row (2007)
  • NMUN Outstanding Delegation Award: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010; Distinguished Delegation Award 2015
  • International NATO Simulation 2014: Distinguished Delegate Award NPG, Distinguished Delegate Award DG, Superior Delegation Award
  • International NATO Simulation 2015: Committee Leadership Award
  • School of business is ranked 6th in Canada by EFMD-EQUIS

Sources : Wikipedia, www.uqam.ca

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