Polytechnique has a strong expertise in sustainable mobility. It is the only francophone institution in Quebec that offers a research program in transportation engineering. Besides, it has two research chairs on mobility which are directed by Catherine Morency.
These chairs aim at reaching an integrated and multimodal comprehension of people’s mobility. Moreover, its members elaborate models that can be used to simulate different transportation scenarios and to evaluate their impacts on sustainable mobility.
Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal, an engineering university, is one of the most important universities for the teaching of engineering in Canada and for its research.
It is at the forefront of research activities in engineering in Quebec because of their scale and intensity. Polytechnique Montréal is located on the campus of Université de Montréal, the biggest francophone university facility in America.With over 50 000 graduates, Polytechnique has educated 22% of the working engineers who are members of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). It offers over 120 training programs. Polytechnique has 280 professors and 9 000 students. Its global annual budget amounts to 260 million dollars, including a research budget of almost 100 million dollars.