The University of Mons (UMONS) is located in the South of Belgium, near the Belgian-French border on the axis Brussels-Paris, in the ancient city of Mons, which has been elected European Capital of Culture in 2015. The university is among the top-12% of the higher education institutions evaluated in U-Multirank with a performance rating “very good”, i.e., with more than 10 “A” scores. UMONS welcomes on its campus around 7,000 students from over 40 nationalities, international students representing about 15% of the student population.
UMONS promotes the mobility of its own students and researchers through several programs, such as Erasmus+. Double degrees are also awarded, for example within the TIME network (Top Industrial Managers for Europe).
UMONS includes 7 Faculties and 2 Schools, the oldest one being the Faculty of Engineering founded in 1837:
- Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning
- Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy,
- Faculty of Engineering,
- Faculty of Psychology and Education,
- Faculty of Science,
- Faculty of Translation and Interpretation-EII - School of International Interpreters,
- Warocqué School of Business and Economics
- Language Institute
- School of Human and Social Sciences
- Law School
UMONS offers the usual university degrees, i.e., bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees (Ph.D.).
Whereas most undergraduate courses are given in French, the university offers master courses taught in English in a range of subjects, including topics relevant to the Faculty of Engineering and to the Warocqué School of Business and Economics. Moreover, all faculties offer masters and Ph.D. theses supervised in English.
With more than 700 researchers, the research objectives of UMONS are settled both at the regional and international levels.
The expertise of the university researchers is internationally acknowledged, as demonstrated for instance by the classification by Thomas-Reuters agency of three researchers in the field of chemistry and material science among the Top 100 who have been most influential in their disciplines over the last decade 2001-2010.