University of Mons

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University of Mons
Université de Mons
Established1 January 2009 (12 years ago) (2009-01-01)
RectorPhillipe Dubois[1]
Students10,000 (2020)
50°27′30″N 3°57′11″E / 50.458432°N 3.953098°E / 50.458432; 3.953098Coordinates: 50°27′30″N 3°57′11″E / 50.458432°N 3.953098°E / 50.458432; 3.953098
AffiliationsAcadémie Wallonie-Bruxelles
Pôle Hainuyer
TIME Network

The University of Mons (French: Université de Mons) is a Belgian university located in the city of Mons, founded in 2009 by merging the Engineering Faculty of Mons (FPMs) and the University of Mons-Hainaut. The merging of the institutions was achieved following a geographical logic because of the high complementarity between them and their location in the same city.

University of Mons in December 2012.

This merger was accepted by the two universities on 6 July 2007 and confirmed by the Belgian French Community Parliament on 25 November 2008. From an administrative point of view the University of Mons was founded on 1 January 2009.

Prof. Calogero Conti, former rector of the Engineering Faculty of Mons, became the first rector of the University of Mons.

The University of Mons is the fourth (of six) university of the French community of Belgium with over 10,000 students.


  • Faculté Polytechnique de Mons (FPMs) - Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Economics and Management (Warocqué)
  • Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Translation and Interpretation (FTI-EII)
  • Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning (from 2010)


  • Institute for Social Sciences
  • Institute for Legal Sciences
  • Institute for Language Sciences



Several "International Master" programs (all courses in English) were set up in collaboration with the Université Libre de Bruxelles within the Brussels-Mons Institute of Engineering:


The TELEMEDIA programme is designed for telecom and multimedia aficionados willing to gain skills and knowledge in those applied fields. The degree is definitely an asset in leading sectors such as: satellites, phone services, cable broadcasting and telephony, multimedia applications, computer networks, data security, mobile phone and internet telecommunication technology.


BIOSYS is a specialized Master in Biosystems Engineering, focusing on methods and techniques for measurement, signal processing, system modelling, optimization and control with applications in medical signal and image processing, as well as process applications in the bio-industry, including red, green and white biotechnology.


The master's degree in Materials Science "From Design to Applications" aims at providing a multidisciplinary, research-oriented training in Materials Science. Note that this master benefits from a multidisciplinary collaboration between the Schools of Engineering and Faculties of Science. It also benefits from the participation of the Materia Nova and INISMa research centres.

Academic Profiles[edit]

University rankings
Global – Overall
ARWU World[2]901-1000 (2020)
CWUR World[3]854 (2020-21)
QS World[4]651-700 (2021)
USNWR Global[5]=618 (2021)

The university is included in major world university rankings, e.g. that of the Academic Ranking of World Universities, QS World University Rankings and U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking.

Notable alumni[edit]

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Equipe rectorale et Administrateur". UMONS. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020". 7 March 2021.
  3. ^ "World University Rankings 2020-2021". Center for World University Rankings. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  4. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2021". 7 March 2021.
  5. ^ "U.S. News Education: Best Global Universities 2021 - University of Mons". 7 March 2021.