Université TÉLUQ is a public French-language distance learning university, part of the Université du Québec system. Originally founded in 1972 as the Telé-université, Université du Québec commission to develop distance education courses, Université TÉLUQ is now a full university which offers programs in undergraduate and graduate studies. Though it is based in Québec City, about two thirds of its professors work from its Montreal offices.
Université TÉLUQ headquarters in Quebec City
|Rector||André G. Roy (interim)|
|Undergraduates||c. 20,000 (distance learning)|
455, rue du Parvis,
|Affiliations||Université du Québec, CVU, AUCC,|
It has over 20,000 students, more than half of them in the Montreal area. Most students (71%) are females. About a third of all students (35%) taking courses at TÉLUQ are from other universities or in on-campus programs. Most students (64%) are between 20 and 34 years old. About a fifth of the student population (22%) holds a degree. Further information in the French version.
Programs of study
Université TÉLUQ offers hundreds of programs at all levels of study, from bachelor's degrees to master's and Ph.D.s. Programs are offered by four departments:
- School of Administrative Sciences
- Department of Education
- Department of Science and Technology
- Department of Humanities, Languages, and Communication
Once a program is completed, the diploma is awarded by the Université du Québec.
Université TÉLUQ offers several types of courses. Support format includes paper, DVDs, and Web sites (using content management tools such as SPIP).
Courses are designed by teams led by a professor. Teams include research assistants, associate designers, education science specialists, proof readers and other edition staff.
Under the authority of a professor, tutors help students and mark assignments. Further information in the French version
Université TÉLUQ has three Canada research chairs:
- Canada research chair in biomedical data-mining;
- Canada Research Chair in Media Education and Human Rights;
- Chaire de recherche du Canada sur le jugement éthique.
Université TÉLUQ signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. Accordingly, it offers an open access repository where the public can access the research works it produces.
Further information in the French version