A Cutting-edge Research and Development University

  • The 6th leading research university in Canada

  • Over $300 million in research and creation funding, 25% from private partners

  • Over 1,300 internationally known research professors

  • 81 Canada research chairs, 39 renowned research centers, 65 research groups, and 9 research institutes

  • Over 65 research and creation chairs in partnership with the private sector and various granting agencies

  • 22 chairs in educational leadership

  • 629 patents, 118 licensing agreements, 25 spinoffs

  • Only Québec university to hold 3 of the 19 Canada Excellence Research Chairs awarded nationwide: Canada Excellence Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada’s New Arctic Frontier, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Photonic Innovations for Information and Communication and Canada Excellence Research Chair in Neurophotonics

  • A 2010-2014 Research Development Plan based on 5 major integrative research themes: culture and creation; innovative materials and technology; life and health; education and society; environment and sustainable developments

  • PAIR program (launched in 2008), the most ambitious program for the advancement of innovation and research in Québec: $100 million, 100 chairs in 5 years. The program surpassed its financial objective in 2 years with commitments of over $103 million