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University signs agreement with Université de Montréal

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Publié le vendredi 08 mars 2019

During their recent mission to Québec, a large delegation from the Luxembourg public research sector spent 27 February at the Université de Montréal (UdeM) to discuss potential avenues for collaboration in research and teaching and to visit laboratories, research centers and libraries. The group closed the day with a visit to the CHUM (Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal) Research Center in downtown Montreal.

The mission, led by the rector of the University of Luxembourg, Stéphane Pallage, and vice-rectors Jens Kreisel (research) and Romain Martin (academic affairs), aimed to consolidate the links between the institutions in Montreal and Luxembourg. A collaboration agreement was signed at the end of the morning by the rector of the University of Montreal, Guy Breton, and Rector Pallage (photo), in the presence of many representatives of UdeM.

"Relations between our two institutions are recent and we want to develop them because we have a lot in common," said UdeM International Affairs Director Geneviève Bouchard.

The agreement formalises a partnership to facilitate student mobility. Currently, four to five Luxembourgish students a year come to stay in Quebec in the framework of an exchange programme. A number that both universities would like to see increase quickly, thanks to the so-called Mitacs scholarships, which offer generous funding for research stays in Canada. The areas for research collaboration targeted by the partnership agreement are artificial intelligence, biomedicine, law as well as contemporary and digital history.

The University of Montreal is a leading research university. With its affiliated schools, Polytechnique Montreal (engineering), and HEC Montreal (business), University of Montreal is one of the largest university complexes in North America, with over 66,500 students and 2,400 professors and researchers.

Photo © Amélie Philibert, Université de Montréal