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University town, Mons is also the cultural capital of Wallonia, one of the three belgian regions, with Brussels and Flanders. Mons will be European Capital of Culture in 2015. [www.mons2015.eu](http://www.mons2015.eu).
The theme, "Mons, Where technology meets culture" is a desire for the development of digital technologies applied to art in the region.
The creation of the University of Mons (UMONS), founded on account of the merging of the University of Mons-Hainaut (UMH) and the Faculty of Engineering of Mons (FPMs), consolidates the Mons Higher Education Consortium.
As of 2009-2010, UMONS took seat in the new academic landscape of the French Community of Belgium. The two institutions, UMH and FPMs, which were both founded on the standards of high quality research and education, chose to join forces.
The numediart Institute for New Media Art Technology was founded in 2007 by the University of Mons. Building upon MONS 2015 (Mons will be the EU Capital of Culture in 2015), the Institute organizes internationally-renowned scientific training and research activities in the area of new media art technology.
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