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TÉLUQ headquarters in Quebec City
Established 1972
Type Public
Rector Ginette Legault
Academic staff
~70 professors
Undergraduates c. 20,000 (distance learning)
Location Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Campus Distance learning
Affiliations Université du Québec, CVU, AUCC,

TÉLUQ, or Télé-université, is a distance learning school at the Université du Québec founded in 1972. In addition to several undergraduate programs, including four bachelor's degrees, TÉLUQ offers two master's degree programs and one PhD program. Overall, TÉLUQ has a course offering of about 400 distance learning courses, including 100 graduate courses. TÉLUQ has about 70 professors and a budget of over $50 million. Though its head office is in Quebec City, about two thirds of its professors are in its Montreal offices. Further information can be found in the French version.


  • Students 1
  • Teaching Methods 2
  • Research 3
  • References 4


It has over 20,000 students, more than half of them in the Montreal area.[1] Most students (71%) are females. About a third of all students (35%) taking courses at TÉLUQ are from other universities or in on-campus programs. Most students (64%) are between 20 and 34 years old. About a fifth of the student population (22%) holds a degree. Further information in the French version.

There is a student union AÉTÉLUQ ([2]).

Teaching Methods

TÉLUQ offers several types of courses. Support format includes paper, DVDs, and Web sites (using content management tools such as SPIP).[2]

Courses are designed by teams led by a professor. Teams include research assistants, associate designers, education science specialists, proof readers and other edition staff including artists.

Under the authority of a professor, tutors help students and mark assignments. Further information in the French version


TÉLUQ has one research center in informatics: LICEF. It has several laboratories including:

TÉLUQ has two Canada research chairs:

  • Canada Research Chain on the Socio-Organizational Challenges of the Knowledge Economy;
  • Research Chair on Instructional and Cognitive Engineering.

TÉLUQ signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. Accordingly, it offers an open access repository where the public can access the research works it produces.

Further information in the French version


  1. ^ TÉLUQ - Profil des étudiants
  2. ^ Judy Roberts, La Télé-université, A case study in open educational resources production and use in higher education in Canada, June 2006.

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