From the time it was founded, the Université de Sherbrooke has been contributing to the evolution of society in Québec through the quality and innovative character of its learning methods and training programs, through the superior level of its research, through its function as a provider of critical input, and through its active participation in social and economic development.
In 2008, Maclean’s ranked the university as the most innovative, with the highest quality of teaching and the best rate of student success among French-Canadian universities.
The Université de Sherbrooke stands among the top North American Universities for its transfert rate of inventions by its professors
According to the 2013 Research Infosource study, the Université de Sherbrooke ranked first among French-Canadian universities for the impact of its scientific publications and in 9th in Canada.
The superior quality of the research conducted by its professors has garnered them an excellent reputation in engineering, health, science and humanities. Researchers from the nine faculties strive to stretch the boundaries of knowledge in many diverse and innovative research fields including nanotechnologies, inflammation, work organization, superconductivity, remote sensing, earthquake engineering, pharmaceuticals, new materials, and speech compression.