Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal is one of Canada's largest engineering teaching and research institutions. It is part of the mountainside campus of Université de Montréal, the largest French-language university complex in the Americas.
Polytechnique offers teaching in 15 engineering specialties ranging from biomedical to aerospace engineering as well as applied mathematics. It boasts more than 260 faculty members and some 120 high-level programs, with a distinct focus on human values. It has a student body of 8,300, of which 28% are women. A quarter are graduate students and 29% are international students, more than 60% of from Europe. Over the past 10 years, nearly 800 students have graduated with a double degree from Polytechnique Montréal.
In research and innovation, Polytechnique is renowned for its active, durable contributions to technological, economic and social development, driven by ability to innovate, robust industry partnerships, and efficient processes. It ranks third in Canada and number one in Québec for funding of research chairs, grant awards, and total engineering financing from research support agencies. The school is a member of European networks of teaching and research excellence including TIME and CLUSTER, and an affiliate of France’s Réseau des Grandes Écoles Spécialisées.
In the fields of teaching, research, co-operation, and knowledge transfer, Polytechnique Montréal is a modern, technology-oriented university, firmly anchored within its community, open to the world and without frontiers.