The Université de Montréal holds a STARS Silver rating for sustainability. It is one of more than 800 institutions of higher learning to be rated in the STARS system. It also holds the Fair Trade Campus designation to underscore its commitment to offer Fairtrade products in student cafés and other food-service points on campus.
Internationalization is an integral part of the Université de Montréal’s mission statement and an essential condition for its continued successful development in today’s world. For this reason, the university has signed some 550 international agreements with numerous institutions and encourages its students to participate in exchanges and internships abroad.
The Université de Montréal has 465 research units, 132 Canada Research Chairs, 37 research partnerships with health institutions, and nearly $550 million in annual research income, all of which easily rank it among the top research universities in the world.
The School achieves its mission by pursuing the objectives of relevance, quality and openness, and seeks to position the University of Montreal, in the Francophonie as well as internationally, among the leaders for training and research in the science of vision, eye health and rehabilitation in visual impairment.