A renowned university
Founded in 1878, UdeM, with its 13 faculties, two affiliated schools, the École Polytechnique and the HEC Montreal, and 80 departments is now the largest university in Quebec and the second largest in Canada.
UdeM offers over 200 undergraduate programs, 100 master programs and 70 doctoral ones in almost all academic fields.
With over 55,000 students from around the world and some 10,000 employees, UdeM awards close to 10,000 diplomas at every university level.
Deeply rooted in Montreal and dedicated to its international mission, UdeM is one of the top universities in the French-speaking world.
An ideal location
Situated on the northern slope of Mount-Royal, the UdeM enjoys an exceptional natural setting. 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 beautiful skyline.
Côte-des-Neiges is one of the city’s most cosmopolitan and vibrant borough. It offers the university community a wide range of shops and services, including a cultural centre, bookstores, boutiques, restaurants and cafés.
A leader in research
UdeM is one of Canada’s major research centres. Between its two affiliated schools and its network of affiliated hospitals, it brings together 2,300 professors and researchers from every fundamental discipline, 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 partake in 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 UdeM’s library resources available to users throughout the campus. UdeM’s 18 libraries, which are all specialized as well as complementary to one another, are linked by Atrium, a computerized catalogue that helps students quickly locate documents and avoid needless running around.
UdeM has a large technological infrastructure to support its teaching and research missions. In addition to its high-tech multimedia classrooms, UdeM’s computer resources include over 1,200 work stations specially reserved for educational activities.
Athletics and recreation
UdeM 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 is pretty much everything you need to get into shape for exam period!
An international community
With over 5,000 foreign students enrolled last year, UdeM is considered one of Canada’s most cosmopolitan universities. Its Foreign Student Office 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 International House on our many exchange programs with universities around the world.