Université de Sherbrooke
Université de SherbrookeUniversité de Sherbrooke was founded on 4 May 1954. It was originally part of the Séminaire St-Charles Borromée, from which it physically and administratively separated in 1960.
At first, the university included three faculties (arts, law and science); it has since grown to nine faculties offering undergraduate and graduate programs in business, law, education, physical education, engineering, humanities, medicine and health sciences, science, and theology and religious studies. Moreover, it offers many continuing education programs to practicing professionals, and delivers courses and programs to thousands of students 50 and older through its "University of the Third Age." More than 35 000 students are enrolled in university programs. A variety of cultural and sport services are offered to students attending the university's three campuses: the main Sherbrooke campus, the Sherbrooke Health campus, and the Longueuil campus in Montérégie.
The Université de Sherbrooke attracts students from across Québec, Canada and overseas. It was the first university in the world to offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in French. It was also the first university in Québec, and the second in Canada, to adopt a system of co-operative teaching, combining periods of academic study with paid internships in professional working environments. Every year, nearly 4 000 co-operative internships take place in around a thousand businesses and organizations in Québec, Canada, and around the world. Université de Sherbrooke also has a strong research program, with more than 70 research chairs and almost 30 research centers.