The Université du Québec à Montréal is a comprehensive public university based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is a French-language university and is the largest constituent element of the Université du Québec (UQ), a public university 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 2011, UQAM had a student population of 41,325 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 French-language universities, along with the Université de Montréal, and only 1% of its student population is Anglophone. It is the only university in the world to offer a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in sexology.
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.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.A three part virtual exhibition was made to showcase the university's history.
Distance And Online Learning
- 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)
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.