Université des Montagnes

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Université des Montagnes
Université Des Montagnes Logo.jpg
Motto Semper Altissimo Ascendere - Always Seek Excellence
Type Private university
Established 2000
Academic staff
43 full-time; 175 part-time & visiting; 79 administrative; 69 support staff
Students 1757 students, 824 Medicine; 332 Pharmacy; 193 Dental Surgery; 61 Vet. Medicine; 277 Technol; 70 Medical Sc
Location Bangangté, Cameroon
Campus 274 hectares (2.74 km²)
Website udesmontagnes.org

Université des Montagnes is a private, non-profit university in Bangangté in the West Region of Cameroon, founded in 2000.

Programs in the Health Sciences include: Medicine, Pharmacy, Dental Surgery, Physiotherapy, Medical Imaging, Nursing, Reproductive Health; and Veterinary Medicine.

Science and Technology programs include: Agronomy; Agroforestry; Applied Mathematics & Computer Science in Finance/Insurance; Biomedical Engineering; Computer Science & Networking; Environment & Climate Change; Renewable Energy & Environmental Engineering; Telecommunications Networks;.

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The non-profit organization that later became Université des Montagnes was founded in 1994 by the Association for Education and Development (AED). AED is a non-profit organization committed to solving critical social problems and building the capacity of individuals, communities, and institutions to become more self-sufficient.

The university's first classes began in October 2000 with 43 students. Between 2011 and 2012, student enrollment attained 1757 in number. As of November 30, 2011 the institution had graduated 176 medical doctors, 18 doctors in pharmacy, 64 bachelor's degree holders in computer science & networking, 91 bachelor of technology holders in biomedical engineering, and 48 bachelor's degree holders in telecommunications networks. It is important to note that graduates of UdM currently pursue further studies at many other universities worldwide. As of the 2013-2014 academic year, 7 new academic majors became available at UdM, namely: Agroforestry; Agronomy; Environment & Climate Change; Renewable Energy & Environmental Engineering; Applied Mathematics/Computer Science in Finance & Insurance; Reproductive Health; Medical Biology (for laboratory professionals).

Since opening in 2002, Université des Montagnes (UdM)has enjoyed the strong support and goodwill of the Cameroonian public and an international network of supporters, mainly from the Cameroonian diaspora and associated sympathizers. Within 10 years of its existence, the student population of UdM includes not only all 10 regions of Cameroon, but also at least 10 other countries in Africa. UdM currently operates from 3 locations in the town of Bagangté. A 2-hectare site of Mfetum in the city centre initially hosted the pioneer students, administrative & staff offices, the library, while a second site (Chougo) within the same city houses lecture halls and laboratories. However, the permanent 204-hectare campus at Banekane along the Bagangté-Yaoundé highway will eventually accommodate all the facilities of UdM after an infrastructure investment program of US$8 million has been completed. The permanent campus will include a sports complex, a 300-seat university restaurant, a 240-bed students lodging facility, administrative & teaching blocks, & staff residence.[1][2]

Faculties To date 3 schools are operational at UdM:

The Faculty of Health Sciences This Faculty offers 12 training courses: 1- Medical and health sciences (SMS): Human Medicine Pharmacy Dental surgery Health Sciences Medical Biology (Laboratory Professionals) Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) Medical imaging Reproductive Health (Accoucheurs) Nursing 2- Agriculture and Veterinary (Agro-Vet): Veterinary Medicine Agronomy and Agroforestry Environment and Climate Change

The Faculty of Science and Technology The Faculty of Science and Technology proposes:

1- Four (4) courses leading to the Bachelor in the following courses: Computers, Networks and Telecommunications Mathematics and Computer Science Applied in Finance / Actuarial BioMedical Engineering Renewable Energies and Climate Engineering

2- Two (2) courses leading to the Master in the following courses: Computer Engineering and Systems Biomedical genius

The training in these courses is organized in 3 semesters of common core followed by three others of specialty. The Bachelor of Technology degree offers students adequate skills for their integration into the socioprofessional world, with the possibility of a continuation of studies in the cycle of Master Engineer and Doctorate. Degrees offered: Professional License Master in Technology

Note: UdM is the first institution in Cameroon to offer training in BioMedical Engineering and Mathematics and Computer Science Applied in Finance / Actuarial.

The Institute of African Studies Recently opened in October 2016.

UdM also has an application hospital for its medicine sector: The cliniques universitaires des Montagnes (CuM)

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