The Université du Québec is a system of ten provincially run public universities in Quebec, Canada. Its headquarters are in Quebec City. The university coordinates 300 programs for over 87,000 students. The government of Quebec founded the Université du Québec, a network of universities in several Quebec cities. In a similar fashion to other Canadian provinces, all universities in Quebec have since become public. It was established in the year 1968.
Five universities were established in 1969 and 1970 to assuage the influx of CEGEP students, and they were placed in cities across the province to allow equal educational opportunities in areas where access to higher education had traditionally been limited, such as Rimouski and Abitibi. In the 1970s, a sixth university would be added to the network, the Université du Québec en Outaouais in Gatineau. This network of universities was modelled on the American university systems that already existed at that time.
The component institutions are the École de Technologie supérieure (ETS), in Montreal; the École nationale d'administration publique (ENAP), based in Quebec City, with campuses in Montreal, Gatineau, Trois-Rivières, and Saguenay; the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), based in Quebec City and a campus in Montreal; the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), in Saguenay; the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), in Montreal; the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), in Rimouski; the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), in Trois-Rivières;
the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), with campuses in Rouyn-Noranda, Val-d'Or, and other towns; the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), in Gatineau with a campus in Saint-Jérôme.
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