Inside View IV.6.1 Research and training beyond the university walls


Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is an urban, comprehensive, public French-language university. Since its foundation, UQAM has been engaged in research and training activities with non-profit organizations. An institutional policy on community services was adopted in 1979, which led the way to several approaches indented to support faculty members participating in partnership projects. These institutional approaches are presented here. Community–university engagement (CUE) initiatives are also being developed in other higher education institutions in Quebec; a few examples will be presented here, along with their specific features. Challenges for future development are also discussed.

Sylvie B. de Grosbois and Yves Mauffette
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  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government