Bishop's University

Bishop’s University, located in Sherbrooke, Quebec provides a sound and liberal education to its students who come from all corners of the world. With approximately 120 full-time professors, the University offers degrees in the Social and Natural Sciences, Humanities, Business and Education to 2500 full-time undergraduate students. Bishop’s also offers MSc degrees in Physics and Computer Science, a Master of Arts in Education and graduate certificates in Business Management, Climate and Environmental Change, and Brewing Science. Bishop’s provides a learning environment where classes are intimate and students receive personalized attention from their professors. Research is a fundamental part of Bishop University’s institutional mandate and Bishop’s student and faculty researchers contribute to the generation of new knowledge, to mobilizing this knowledge to relevant community partners and users of the research and, in doing so, contribute to innovation and economic development of the Eastern Townships region, the province and the country.

L'Université Bishop’s, située à Sherbrooke, au Québec, offre une éducation ouverte et libérale à ses étudiants qui proviennent des quatre coins du monde. Comptant quelque 120 professeurs à temps complet, l'Université offre des diplômes en sciences sociales et naturelles, en sciences humaines, en gestion et en éducation à plus de 2 500 étudiants de premier cycle à temps complet.

Bishop’s offre également des diplômes de maîtrise ès sciences en physique et en informatique, une maîtrise ès arts en éducation et des certificats d'études supérieures en gestion des affaires, en changements climatiques et environnementaux et en sciences brassicoles.

Bishop’s offre un environnement d'apprentissage intime. Les étudiants reçoivent une attention personnalisée de leurs professeurs. La recherche est un élément fondamental du mandat institutionnel de l'Université Bishop. Les étudiants et les chercheurs du corps professoral contribuent à la découverte de nouvelles connaissances, à leur diffusion auprès des partenaires communautaires et des utilisateurs et, ce faisant, à l'innovation et au développement économique des Cantons-de-l'Est, de la province et du pays.

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