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Teluq headquarters in Quebec City
Established 1972
Type Public
Rector Ginette Legault
Academic staff 71 distance learning professors[1]
Undergraduates c. 18,000 (distance learning)
Location Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Campus Distance learning[1]
Affiliations CVU, AUCC,
Website http://www.teluq.ca/


It offers several undergraduate programs including six degrees. It also offers two master degree programs and one Ph.D. program.[2] Excluding research funding, it has a yearly budget of nearly $42 million.[3] In 2006-2007, its student population grew by 12.5%.[4]

With over 70 professors and over 200 tutors and teaching assistants,[5] Téluq has a number of courses and degrees in computer science, education, communication, environmental sciences, and management.

Legal Status[edit]

TÉLUQ became a component of the University of Québec in Montréal on October 19, 2005. But since January 2012, TÉLUQ is waiting to get its independence back, following the signature of resolution #2011-A-14992(April 12, 2011), #2011-CE-11681 (February 15, 2011) and #2011-TU-CG-062-417 (May 3, 2011).[6] As of August 22, 2012 TÉLUQ is fully independent from University of Québec in Montréal and all student admitted receive their diploma from Université du Québec.[6]


TÉLUQ is partners with several institutions both public and private. Among them are other universities in Quebec, Canada or abroad, the Canadian Virtual University and the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education.[7]


It has over 18,000 students, more than half of them in the Montreal area.[8] Most students (71%) are females. About a third of all students (35%) taking courses at TÉLUQ are from other universities or in on-campus programs. Most students (64%) are between 20 and 34 years old. About a fifth of the student population (22%) holds a degree.

There is a student paper called the Sans Papier (available online), a student union (AETELUQ), and a popular posting board (C@fé).

Teaching Methods[edit]

TÉLUQ offers several types of courses. Support format includes paper, DVDs, and Web sites (using content management tools such as SPIP).[9]

Courses are designed by teams led by a professor. Teams include research assistants, associate designers, education science specialists, proof readers and other edition staff including artists.

Under the authority of a professor,tutors help students and mark assignments.


In 2005-2006, it received $5 million in research funding, including one million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.[10] Hence, it received $100,000 per professor in research funding.

TÉLUQ has one research center in Cognitive Informatics: LICEF.

It has several laboratories including:

TÉLUQ is also a contributor to the CERGO (governance research center) with ENAP.

The pancanadian research network LORNET is managed by Téluq. The research network comprises Simon Fraser University, University of Waterloo, University of Saskatchewan, University of Ottawa, École Polytechnique de Montréal, and Téluq.

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Coordinates: 46°48′50″N 71°13′22″W / 46.8139°N 71.2229°W / 46.8139; -71.2229