It is one of two universities, and the only French language university, in the Estrie region of Quebec.
In 2007, the Université de Sherbrooke was home to 35,000 students and a teaching staff of 3,200. In all, it employs 6,400 people. The university has over 100,000 graduates and offers 46 undergraduate, 48 Master’s and 27 doctoral programs. It holds a total of 61 research chairs, among which are the pharmacology, microelectronics and environment research chairs.