Deeply rooted in Montreal and dedicated to its international mission, University of Montreal is a leading research university.
With its affiliated schools, Polytechnique Montreal (engineering), and HEC Montreal (business), University of Montreal is one of the largest university complexes in North America.
University of Montreal attracts over $500 million in research funding every year, making it one of the three foremost university research hubs in Canada.
Many renowned laboratories were born at University of Montreal, including: MILA, the world's leading university research centre in deep learning; the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC), one of the most productive in its domain; and the Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP), the most comprehensive public-law research centre in Canada.
With its 14 faculties and its affiliated schools, University of Montreal has over 66,500 students and 2,400 professors and researchers. Its long list of illustrious graduates includes: Roger Guillemin, co-recipient of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; Louise Arbour, former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda; Joanne Liu, international president of Doctors Without Borders; and the late Pierre Elliott Trudeau, one of Canada’s best-known prime ministers.
Situated on the northwestern flank of Mount Royal, one of North America’s finest urban parks, University of Montreal proudly reflects the welcoming multicultural city after which it is named. One out of every four students at University of Montreal comes from outside Canada. Montreal is known for its cultural vitality, safety and low cost of living.