|Motto||Libre de voir plus loin (French: free to see further)|
|Type||branch of the Université du Québec|
|Established||1959 Université au Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (1959-1967). Subsequently renamed, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (1969-present)|
|Affiliations||AUCC, IAU, AUFC, CIS|
The Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) is a branch of the Université du Québec founded in 1969 and based in the Chicoutimi borough of Saguenay, Quebec, Canada. UQAC has secondary study centers in La Malbaie, Saint-Félicien, Alma and Sept-Îles. In 2003, 6583 students were registered and 209 professors worked for the university, making it the third largest of the ten Université du Québec branches, after UQAM and UQTR.
It offers over forty undergraduate and graduate programs. The university is especially well known for its researchers in aluminium (with two research centers), forestry, icing (in French, givrage), geology and historical population studies.
In 2006, Université de Sherbrooke opened a building of its medical school on UQAC's campus, allowing its students to register at UQAC for other courses, such as biology.
UQAC also offers a number of French as a Second Language programs through its École de langue française et de culture québécoise (School of French language and Quebec culture)
The school of numerical arts, animation and design (NAD) is located in Montreal and is part of UQAC .
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