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Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal is a technological university, and 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 North-America.
Polytechnique offers courses and programs in numerous engineering specialties, in which fields the institution accounts for the production of nearly one-quarter of university research in Quebec. It boasts more than 300 professors and over 120 high-level programs. It has a student body of 10,000 of which 30% are women and a quarter are graduate students.
The university also conducts some of Canada’s most intensive research activities through its approximately 60 research units and faculty comprising world-renowned experts. It ranks third in Canada and number one in Quebec in terms of the scope of its research activities. 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.
Polytechnique Montréal is a world-class science and technology centre. The university has agreements with more than 200 institutions across the globe, and international students account for more than one-quarter of its student body. The university is a member of European networks of teaching and research excellence including TIME and CLUSTER.
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.