A UQAM delegation will participate to the mission led by Quebec Minister of International Relations Jean-François Lisée from January 19 to 23 in Japan. They will take part in activities organized by the Quebec Delegation Office in Tokyo and will visit a series of university partners in Japan.

  • January 18 - 22 Tokyo
  • January 23 - Kyoto

Forging links with Japan

UQAM aims at forging new partnerships with Japan universities to develop joint academic projects bilateral and multilateral agreements, student exchange programs and to promote research collaboration in political science and law, museum studies, Quebec studies and literature, in language didactics, in urban studies and in information technology.

Delegation UQAM

Jean-Pierre Beaud

Jean-Pierre Beaud 2013

Jean-Pierre Beaud
Dean, Faculty of Political Science and Law, UQAM

Biographical Note

Jean-Pierre Beaud has been Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and Law (UQAM) since June 2010. Previously, he had been Vice-Dean for Research of the same Faculty from 2005 to 2010 and Director of the Department of Political Science from 2001 to 2004.He holds a Diploma from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Laval University (Quebec City).He has been a member of the Interuniversity Research Centre on Science and Technology (CIRST, UQAM) for many years.

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Sylvain St-Amand

Sylvain St-Amand 2013

Sylvain St-Amand
Director of Office of International Relations, UQAM

Biographical Note

Director of UQAM Office of International Relations since 2006, he manages a team of 13 employees and is responsible for the development of international projects and partnerships, for promoting and implementing international student mobility, and for the process of internationalization in the university. He has been instrumental in launching academic partnerships in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Russia, Brazil, Haiti and Egypt.

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その他の情報に関しては、UQAMの国際関係オフィスの所長であるSylvain St-Amand


En français

For any information, please contact the director of its Office of International Relations, Sylvain St-Amand, by email : st-amand.sylvain@uqam.ca

Community of practice in french

UQAM is developing with partners from all over the world a network of professors teaching French as a foreign language. We are in the process of creating a community of practice where professors will be able to find teaching materials, access to libraries, and forums of discussions on methodology. Information on conferences and events will be posted there. We hope that through this network, students studying French will be able to come to Montreal to study on exchange programs. Japan universities that are interested in becoming member of the network are invited to contact the director of the Office of International Relations.

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Museology at UQAM

UQAM holds a strong expertise in Museology, grounded in active and innovative field research. UQAM also offers Graduate Studies in Museology, through an interdisciplinary approach to teaching: a Professional Master in Museology and an International PhD Program in Museology, Mediation and Heritage. These programs are offered jointly by the departments of Art History, Communications, History and Education, by specialized and internationally recognized professors and researchers. UQAM also has five dynamic cross-disciplinary research centers specialized in Museology, with collaborating experts from across the university and beyond. UQAM experts work in close cooperation with a broad variety of Museums types: Arts, Science, Ethnology, History, Archeology, Interpretation Centers and Exhibition Centers. The particularities and strengths of our Museology programs and research centers are their interdisciplinary character, the research-action orientation and their specialization in knowledge democratization and public education.

Language and culture of Japan at UQAM

The School of modern languages of the Faculty of Communication of UQAM offers a program in Japanese language, including several courses focusing on language, culture, oral communication, film and literature of Japan. The program includes readings from contemporary literary works including mangas, and expression analysis in films and animated films in Japan within a course entitled «Introduction to Literature and Japanese cinema». Teaching in the School is characterized by its use of technology: courses via the web, Power Point presentations, interactive video, and inclusion of various media in all courses. It also offers the possibility of student exchanges with the University of Education in Kyoto as well as with the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies which allow students to become more familiar with the language and culture in Japan.


Our main interests in research are :

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication and Governance
  • Geology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Health and Society
  • Tourism
  • Globalization
  • International Relations and Security Issues
  • Social Studies
  • Women Studies
  • Fine arts, Design and Multimedia
  • Education
  • Management and Economy
  • Project management
  • Urban studies

Several professors are involved in a cooperative and collaborative projects related to Japan :

UQAM's International Centres