Also called UdeM, the University of Montreal is a non-private research institution of higher education in the Québec province of Canada. The French-language University was established in 1878 as the new branch of Université Laval but later became a self-governing foundation in the year 1919, and got a legal stamp in 1920. Earlier Université de Montréal was situated in Montreal’s Quartier Latin but later in 1942, it moved to Mount Royal. It got the status of a secular establishment in the year 1967.
The main campus of the university is set in Outremont and Côte-des-Neiges boroughs. The architecture of the university showcases some elements of international style, especially the Art Deco style. It was beautified and designed by renowned architect Ernest Cormier.
The institution has a total of 13 teaching staff members. It maintains more than 60 departments and 2 associated schools namely HEC Montréal (School of Business) and Poly technique Montréal (School of Engineering. Other than this, it allows students to choose from 650 graduate and undergraduate programs as well as 71 doctoral courses.
The university has more than 11,900 postgraduate students and over 34,335 undergraduate. Around 74 percent of the student body at the university is undergraduate whereas 24 percent of the students come under the graduate student category. The university is currently offering education to more than 66,700 students (including two of its schools). The university holds over 9,500 international students while more than 8,000 are the permanent residents of the country. Other than this, during the 2010-2011 session, the university honoured students with 3,893 masters, 461 doctoral and 7,012 bachelor’s degrees.