The University of Mons ensures all of its missions -- teaching, research, community service -- in full respect of philosophical and ideological neutrality. These three missions are carried out with the constant goal of continuing improvement.
UMONS is firmly and simultaneously committed to:
The programmes it offers are intricately linked with research. Teaching at UMONS is characterised by a truly human dimension, attested to in particular by the great availability of instructors on the two campuses. The student is at the very heart of the institution's concerns. UMONS ensures that the programmes it offers reflect the realities of today's world. Moreover, UMONS is supported by the Pôle Hainuyer for Higher Education, especially for establishing crossovers and sharing skills and infrastructures. UMONS is also highly implicated in improving the chances for young people in this underprivileged province to benefit from higher education.
As part of its heritage from its Faculties and Institutes, UMONS has a well-anchored historical tradition and supports the research potential of the strong secteurs of its scientific activity. To do so, it encourages national and international collaborations, promotes an outward-looking vision and showcases excellence and innovation. UMONS endeavours to offer its researchers a working environment that incorporates the ethical, societal and professional aspects that are conducive to high quality research.
UMONS cultivates relations between its research potential and the economic and industrial fabric of the region (spin-offs, assistance in local commercial and non commercial ventures, collaborations,…). Our institution strives to be the earpiece for the needs of its environment. It trains young people and adults returning to higher education to carry out the scientific process all the while keeping this training in line with the human and societal stakes of the 21st Century. In so doing, it disseminates the skills that are likely to favour a local socio-economic rebirth.While carrying out its various missions, UMONS works to equip its students and researchers with the necessary intellectual, cultural and human skills. It helps shape them into responsible players by promoting critical thinking, openness, tolerance, responsibility and autonomy. Our institution further supports its personnel by developing equitable, understandable and motivating assessment tools.
The Rector of UMONS*Calogero Conti
_______________________* The UMONS Administrative Board, presided by Rector C. Conti, unanimously approved the Quality Charter.