The University of Montreal is one of the top French-language universities in the world. With programmes in all the major disciplines related to human and animal health, the university is a training and research hub. Its network of 37 partner hospitals and health centres is one of the strongest clinical divisions in the country. In addition to 16 core faculties, the university has two affiliated schools: Polytechnique Montréal and HEC Montréal. With a rich network of libraries, a large range of student services, specialised teaching and research infrastructures (astronomical observatory and biological station) and a full sport complex, the university supports the needs of the second-largest student body in Canada. With growing research revenue (more than half a billion dollars) and its broad research expertise (465 research units), the university addresses the most complex challenges faced by societies. Its research strengths are associated with personalised medicine, drug development, neuroscience, nanotechnology, operational research and Big Data, digital humanities, high-performance computing, and sustainable development. As the largest university in Canada’s most European city, it has also an international outlook, with cooperative agreements with institutions in 65 countries.