UQAM in a global context

  • The University has established agreements with more than 458 institutions on five continents, in 67 countries, not to mention the numerous links created through its membership in university networks.
  • Each year, UQAM receives more than 3,599 students from countries outside Canada.
  • UQAM recognizes that the acquisition of knowledge on international issues and intercultural skills should be at the heart of courses it offers. In this hence, UQAM attaches great importance to international student mobility activities. In 2015, through government programs it administers, UQAM has allowed nearly 600 of its students to go study abroad. Meanwhile, nearly 700 foreign students came to UQAM through mobility programs.
  • In 2013, UQAM celebrated the 30th anniversary of its first agreements with Brazilian universities. During that time, the University has become the largest academic centre of expertise on Brazil in Canada, in a number of disciplines.
  • Since 2002, hundreds of students attended UQAM summer schools (French) in Berlin, Molivos and Tuscany.
  •  UQAM's school of Management (ESG-UQAM) offers its executive MBA program (EMBA), program in three languages in 12 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.
  • UQAM supports numerous centres of international research, including the Institut d'études internationales de Montréal (french), which comprises 14 distinct research units. IEIM celabrated its 10th anniversary in 2013.
  • UQAM played an active role in the creation of the World Center of Excellence on Tourist Destinations, in partnership with the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations, the governments of Quebec and Canada, Tourism Montréal, and National Geographic.
  • In 2015, the Office of International Relations participated to a series of international mission and events aiming at developing new partnerships. Those missions provided new opportunities for joint activities with universities of France, Germany, Greece, Swiss, Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, China and Japan. It is hoped that interesting and innovative projects will emerge from those encounters.