Founded in 1878, the Université de Montréal, with its two affiliated schools, the École Polytechnique and the HEC Montréal, is now the largest university in Quebec and the second largest in Canada. With over 55,000 students from around the world and some 10,000 employees, the Université de Montréal awards close to 10,000 diplomas at every university level. Deeply rooted in Montreal and dedicated to its international mission, the Université de Montréal is one of the top universities in the French-speaking world.
Situated on the northern slope of Mount Royal, the Université de Montréal boasts an exceptional natural setting. Combining green space and modern architecture, the campus is steeped in the great tradition of North American universities. With over 30 buildings, some of which are connected by an underground network, the campus is dominated by the majestic Art-Deco tower of the Roger Gaudry Building-a distinctive feature of Montreal's unique silhouette. Cфte des Neiges, one of the city's most cosmopolitan and vibrant districts, offers the university community a wide range of shops and services, including a cultural centre, bookstores, boutiques, restaurants and cafes.
With its 13 faculties and 80 departments and schools, the Universitй de Montrйal offers programs in almost all academic fields. UdeM is the only Quebec university that teaches the full range of disciplines in health sciences, boasts the province's only faculty of veterinary medicine and houses one of Canada's largest faculty of arts and sciences. Whether you have a passion for international politics, cyberspace law, Asian social history or nanotechnologies, you'll find a department that best suits your needs. Flexible and varied, our programs include many bi-disciplinary bachelor degrees; this would give you access to master's programs in two disciplines, such as communications and politics, or physics and information technology.
The Université de Montréal is one of Canada's major research centres. With its two affiliated schools-the École Polytechnique and the HEC Montrйal-and its network of affiliated hospitals, it brings together 2,300 professors and researchers from all the fundamental disciplines, some 300 research units, and one of Canada's largest student bodies at the master's and doctoral levels. The University earmarks close to $400 million for basic and applied research each year, making it Canada's second most active university in the field. At UdeM, students launch into a unique scientific adventure, working alongside internationally renowned specialists and participating in exciting new breakthroughs.
Some two and a half million books, two million audiovisual documents, 45,000 periodicals and 450 computer stations make up the Universitй de Montrйal's library resources available to users throughout the campus. UdeM's 18 libraries, which are all specialized as well as complimentary to one another, are linked by Atrium, a computerized catalogue that helps students quickly locate documents and avoid needless running around. The arts and humanities library located in the Samuel Bronfman Building is UdeM's largest library in terms of the number of publications and users, and houses the University's well-conserved rare books and equally rich collection of archives.
Sophisticated technological infrastructure
The Universitй de Montrйal has a large technological infrastructure to support its teaching and research missions. In addition to its high-tech multimedia rooms, UdeM's computer resources include over 1,200 work stations especially reserved for educational activities. The University also offers state-of-the-art multimedia rooms.
The Université de Montréal boasts one of Quebec's largest sports complexes. Open to the university community and the general public, CEPSUM offers users of all ages an impressive sports facility: indoor pool and rink, training room, racquetball courts, gyms, indoor track, stadium and outdoor field. Each season offers members and non-members a full range of activities for adults and children alike: swimming, gymnastics, aerobics, team sports and more. CEPSUM is also proud of its outstanding sports teams, the Carabins It's pretty much everything you need to get into shape for exam period!
For musicians and music lovers alike, UdeM is tuned in to Montreal's music scene. It has one of Canada's most vibrant faculties of music and organizes over 500 public events which attract over 100,000 people each year. The Faculty's talented professors and students play in a variety of musical genres, from the Baroque period to contemporary composers; jazz, calypso, opera and Gregorian chant can all be heard through the faculty's halls. One of Quebec's only true concert halls dedicated exclusively to musical performance, the Salle Claude-Champagne also serves as a creative piazza for various musical groups, including the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and the Atelier de musique contemporaine.
With over 5,000 foreign students enrolled last year, UdeM is considered one of Canada's most cosmopolitan universities. Its foreign student office (Bureau des йtudiants internationaux) provides guidance and information to foreign students, while English-speaking students from other Canadian provinces receive help and advice from the coordinator of the Anglophone Student Support Program. UdeM students who wish to complete their education abroad can obtain information at the Maison internationale on our many exchange programs with universities around the world.