Some Figures

UMONS was founded in 2009 following the fusion of the University of Mons-Hainaut and the Faculty of Engineering, whose creation dates back to 1837.

2 sites:

  • Mons
  • Charleroi (since 1978)

7 Faculties and 2 Schools

Almost 9000 students, including:

  • 5% registered on Bachelor’s programmes (1st cycle)
  • 26% registered on Master’s programmes (2nd cycle)
  • 6% registered on PhD programmes (3rd cycle)
  • 5% under another status
  • 55% female students / 45% male students
  • 25% foreign students
  • 73 nationalities

Courses

  • More than 150 courses from Bachelor’s to PhD
  • 22 transitional Bachelor’s, 64 Master’s, 15 Specialised Master’s, 12 AESS, 12 CAPAES and 48 Graduate Certificates

Rankings

  • In the 2017 “QS World University Ranking”, UMONS was the 3rd ranked Belgian university for the quality of the productivity of its researchers
  • In the 2016 U-Multirank ranking, UMONS was ranked as “very good” or “good” for 18 of the 29 criteria applicable to the Belgian higher education system

Research

  • 10 thematic Research Institutes
  • 102 research units
  • Around 900 researchers, 41.5% of which are women
  • Around 500 PhD candidates
  • 2627 publications in 2016 with approximately 700 references
  • Around 400 accepted research projects (2016)
  • More than one PhD thesis defended per week

Source of Research Funding:

  • 65% comes from public sources
  • 8% comes from services to third parties
  • 71% comes from private agreements
  • 84% comes from donations

Employer

UMONS is one of the largest employers in the Mons region with 1400 people working here, including:

  • 540 scientific staff members (38.5%)
  • 300 academic staff members (21.5%)
  • 570 administrative, technical and manual workers (40%)

Alumni

  • Since its creation in 2009, UMONS has awarded degrees to 5300 people
  • 9 out of 10 of our graduates find employment within 9 months of graduation (Professional Integration Survey in 2017 on the Class of 2015-2016)

International

  • 73 nationalities
  • 300 international partnerships with more than 50 countries across the globe.

Finance

UMONS invests close to 100 million euros annually for the benefit of:

  • Teaching (up to 53.15%)
  • Research (up to 44.68%)