Université Laval


Université Laval traces its origins back to 1663 as the very first institution in North America to offer higher education in French. Its 1.8 km2 university campus is located in the heart of historic Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site ranked the best destination in Canada in 2022 by Travel + Leisure magazine and the 4th best student city in the world by Studee in 2021.

As of 2022, Université Laval offered over 550 programs in all fields of study at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, with over 125 programs and 1000 courses offered entirely online. Over 57,000 students were enrolled at the University in 2021-2022, with 28% of them at the graduate level. The university attracts yearly more than 7,500 international students or permanent residents that make close to 15% of the total student community.

As one of Canada's leading universities, Université Laval ranks among the top ten Canadian universities in terms of research, with over 515 million dollars in external research funding in 2021. A national leader in concerted northern and Arctic research, Université Laval is the host institution for numerous national and international Arctic research programs, networks, institutes, and infrastructure, such as the Institut nordique du Québec (INQ), the ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence, the Centre for northern studies (CEN), the Centre interuniversitaire d'études et de recherches autochtones (CEIRA), the Sentinel North CFREF program, the Takuvik International Research Lab and Amundsen Science, the scientific operator of the Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen.



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Facts and figures

Web http://www.ulaval.ca
Year Established 1663
Total Number of Staff 9500
Number of Academic Staff 4000
Number of Students 56000
Focus Areas

Université Laval's 2022-2027 Research and innovation Development Plan aims to contribute to sustainable development through 9 major themes that are critical to society’s future.

- Understand and Take Action in a Changing North

- Protect and Enhance Natural Resources

- Research and Innovate to Improve the Health an Well-being of People and Populations

- Study Global and International Issues

- Connect Communities and Territories

- Understand and Support Cultural and Societal Change

- Foster Equitable Access to Healthy Food

- Design and Develp Sustainable Technologies

- Offer Lifelong Education Learning


Web link for international students https://www.ulaval.ca/en/future-students/international-applicants
Fields of Study Offered Basic/broad, general programmes
Teacher training and education science (broad programmes)
Arts (broad programmes)
Humanities (broad programmes)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Journalism and information (broad programmes)
Business and administration (broad programmes)
Law (broad programmes)
Life science (broad programmes)
Physical science (broad programmes)
Mathematics and statistics (broad programmes)
Computing (broad programmes)
Engineering and engineering trades (broad programmes)
Manufacturing and processing (broad programmes)
Architecture and building (broad programmes)
Agriculture, forestry and fishery (broad programmes)
Health (broad programmes)
Social services (broad programmes)