Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

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Coordinates: 48°13′55″N 79°0′20″W / 48.23194°N 79.00556°W / 48.23194; -79.00556

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Motto Il faut le savoir (It must be known)
Type Public
Established 1970 (legally 1983)
Students 3 000 full and part-time
Undergraduates available
Postgraduates available
Location 445, boul. de l’Université Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada
Campus Urban/Suburban, five campuses throughout Quebec, with campuses in Quebec City and Montreal, Laval, and Varennes.
Colours black      and Red     
Nickname UQAT
Affiliations UACC
Website www.uqat.ca/

The Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, sometimes informally known as UQAT, is a public university within the Université du Québec network, with campuses in Val-d'Or and Rouyn-Noranda.


The mission of l'UQAT is to transfer learning and to help students develop their own tools to better understand the universe.


Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue offers 95 programs in : administration, accounting, teaching, engineering, multimedia, psychology, nursing, social work, interactive multimedia, youth communications and art therapy. Students can choose to specialize in the following engineering disciplines: Electromechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.



The Université was founded in 1970 as Services universitaires dans le Nord-Ouest québécois. The university was renamed Direction des études universitaires dans l’Ouest québécois (1972); Centre d’études universitaires dans l’Ouest québécois (1976); Centre d’études universitaires en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (1981). The university has been known as l’Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue since 1983, splitting away from the administration of UQTR.


On-campus residences are now available in Rouyn-Noranda and Val-d'Or.[2] Rental accommodations are also available in the communities.


The Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue is based in Rouyn-Noranda with other satellite campus, the principal ones being in Val-d'Or (Centre d'Etude Supérieures Lucien-Cliche) which includes a pavilion for First Nation superior studies, and a smaller one in Amos (Pavilion des Rapides), which is specialised in forestry with research center in ligniculture and sylviculture, and in hydrogeology with his brand new laboratory for research on groundwater.

UQAT also has smaller learning centres in Ville-Marie, La Sarre, Matagami and Duparquet.[3]

Further reading[edit]

  • Ferretti, Lucia. L'Université en réseau: les 25 ans de l'Université du Québec. Sainte-Foy: Presses de l'Université du Québec, 1994.


  1. ^ Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation - University List
  2. ^ (fr) Announcement of the new residences (Fall 2010)
  3. ^ About Colleges and Institutes: Members of the ACCC

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