TÉLUQ University

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Coordinates: 46°48′50.04″N 71°13′22.44″W / 46.8139000°N 71.2229000°W / 46.8139000; -71.2229000

TÉLUQ University
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TÉLUQ University headquarters in Quebec City
Type Public
Established 1972
Rector Martin Noël
Academic staff
~70 professors
Undergraduates c. 20,000 (distance learning)
Location 455, rue du Parvis
Quebec City
, Quebec, Canada
G1K 9H6
Campus Distance learning
Affiliations Université du Québec, CVU, AUCC
Website http://www.teluq.ca/

Founded in 1972, TÉLUQ is North America’s only French-language distance education university. Each year, nearly 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students obtain their education from TÉLUQ University, which is also known for its research excellence.


It has over 20,000 students, more than half of them in the Montreal area.[1] Most students (71%) are females. About a third of all students (35%) taking courses at TÉLUQ University 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. Further information in the French version.

There is a student union AÉTÉLUQ ([1]).

Teaching Methods[edit]

TÉLUQ University offers several types of courses. Support format includes paper, DVDs, and Web sites (using content management tools such as SPIP).[2]

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. Further information in the French version


TÉLUQ University has one research center in informatics: LICEF. It has several laboratories including:

TÉLUQ University has three Canada research chairs:

TÉLUQ University signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. Accordingly, it offers an open access repository where the public can access the research works it produces.

Further information in the French version