The Université de Montréal's research profile is increasingly gaining an international character owed to the excellence and dynamism of its researchers. The University is financially supported by several foreign organizations and international development agencies. In addition to the numerous international collaborative projects implemented by researchers using their own research funds, the funds received from these organizations and agencies amount to roughly 10% of its research revenue.
The Université de Montréal primarily collaborates with the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy. Additionally, the importance of research collaborations with China is increasing rapidly.