Based in Quebec, the Université de Sherbrooke is the largest tertiary learning institution in Estrie and Montérégie. The university was founded in 1954 as a French university, and the majority of its classes are taught in French. The university has 30,800 students from almost 100 countries and offers some 395 programmes in most areas of study at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Three campuses make up the university. The main campus, located in west Sherbrooke, has seven faculties: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Education, Engineering, Physical Activity Sciences, Science and the Business School.
The Health Campus is in east Sherbrooke and is home to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Sherbrooke University Hospital Centre (CHUS) and its research centre, the Pharmacology Institute of Sherbrooke, and the Applied Cancer Research Pavilion.
The Longueuil Campus, located on Montréal’s South Shore, specialises mostly in part-time graduate education (master’s and doctoral levels) in a variety of fields, and also offers a number of tailored training and undergraduate programmes.
Sherbrooke is partnered with several organisations in the local area, such as the Chamber of Commerce and the cities of Sherbrooke, Bromont and Granby. Since 1999 there has been an affiliation agreement with the Hôpital Charles LeMoyne, exchanging resources and research, and seven other hospitals have affiliated programmes with the university.
Among those to have graduated from Sherbrooke are politician Jean Charest, businessman Laurent Beaudoin, athlete Sonia Paquette and speed skater Sylvie Daigle.