Deeply rooted in Montreal and dedicated to its international mission, the Universite de Montreal is one of the top universities in the French-speaking world. Founded in 1878, the Universite de Montreal today has 13 faculties and together with its two affiliated schools, HEC Montreal and Ecole Polytechnique, constitutes the largest centre of higher education and research in Quebec, the second largest in Canada, and one of the major centres in North America. It brings together 2,500 professors and researchers, accommodates more than 55,000 students, offers some 650 programs at all academic levels, and awards about 10,000 degrees each year. http://www.umontreal.ca.
CARTaGENE will build an epidemiological and biological databank involving the participation of 20,000 Quebec residents aged 40 to 69. CARTaGENE data will provide greater insight into how genes interact and the influence of the environment on these interactions.
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