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Deeply rooted in Montréal and dedicated to its international mission, University of Montréal (UdeM) is a leading research university.

With its affiliated schools, Polytechnique Montréal (engineering), and HEC Montreal (business), University of Montréal is one of the largest university complexes in North America.

Situated on the northwestern flank of Mount Royal, one of North America’s finest urban parks, University of Montréal proudly reflects the welcoming multicultural city after which it is named. One out of every four students at University of Montréal comes from outside Canada. Montréal is known for its cultural vitality, safety and low cost of living.

With its 14 faculties and its affiliated schools, University of Montréal has over 66,500 students and 2,400 professors and researchers.

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Montrealer by its roots,international by vocation

The University of Montréal has a truly international environment. With 10,000 international students, the university was previously named Canada’s third most international university, by a Times Higher Education ranking.

The university encourages student mobility. It has some 600 agreements that link the University of Montréal to higher education establishments located in 65 countries which provide a range of opportunities for its students to collaborate with their peers from all over the world and study abroad.

University of Montréal is also part of the G3. The G3 is a group of three major French language universities: Université de GenèveUniversité de Montréal, and Université libre de Bruxelles.  G3 universities have created a common fund to help initiate new partnerships. The Strategic Project Development Program for Teaching and Research is one of the main vehicles for developing collaborations within the G3. The program is funded equally by all members of the group.

These universities have common interests and share similar goals in the areas of teaching, research, and service to society and the international community. The G3 aims to create innovative collaboration models in training, teaching, and research. It positions itself as a reference within the Francophonie.


The University of Montréal has three different faces
  • Proud Montrealer: Just like the city whose name it bears, the Université de Montréal is cosmopolitan, cultured, scientific and creative
  • International leader: The teaching of its professors, the rigor of its researchers and the results of its students allow UdeM to remain in the forefront of the best universities in the world year after year
  • Exemplary citizen: Committed, green and civic-minded, the entire Université de Montréal community takes sustainable actions for the city and for the inhabitants of the planet

One of the three foremost university research hubs in Canada


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University of Montréal attracts over $500 million in research funding every year, making it one of the three foremost university research hubs in Canada.

Many renowned laboratories were born at University of Montréal, including: MILA, the world’s leading university research centre in deep learning; the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC), one of the most productive in its domain; and the Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP), the most comprehensive public-law research centre in Canada.

The University’s scientific research is overseen by Vice-Rectorate of Research, Discovery, Creation and Innovation. They ensure the development of research initiatives and collaborations in the University’s three salient research areas: the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and health and biomedical sciences.

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