Research at UMONS relies on more than 800 researchers spread across more than one hundred departments. Our activities take place in 10 research institutes and are supported by the Department for Research Support and Technology Transfer (DAVRE).

Each institute brings together the skills of experienced researchers, post-docs and PhD students from several Faculties of UMONS. They focus their efforts on unifying themes covering three major areas of current research, life sciences and health, science and technology and human and social sciences, thus meeting recognised societal needs and giving them increased visibility with international organisations and donors.

The strength of the UMONS research institutes lies in the multidisciplinary nature of their teams and the flexibility of their organisation. Moreover, in close collaboration with its associated research centres, such as Materia Nova and Multitel, located in the Mons Initialis Science Park, UMONS is actively involved in the development of the region.