About us


As North America’s first French-language university, Université Laval draws strength from its history and vitality.

A well-rounded university:

  • Some 500 programs
  • Renowned mobility and exchange programs
  • 5 study profiles: Sustainable Development, Entrepreneurial, International, Honours and Research
  • Custom, continuing, and distance education programs
  • Some 750 partnership agreements with some 500 universities in nearly 70 countries
  • A library of over 6 millions documents
  • A vibrant and diverse community
  • Over 42,500 students
  • Some 5,600 international students
  • Some 230 student associations

Université Laval at a Glance



The first institution of higher learning in America, open to the world and imbued with a culture of high standards, Université Laval contributes to the development of society by educating qualified and responsible individuals who become agents of change and by seeking and sharing knowledge in a stimulating environment of research and creation.



The members of the university community share a stimulating common vision of the future: to become one of the best universities in the world. To that end, Université Laval also intends to stand out by being:

  • A comprehensive university recognized as an establishment with an international reputation for its students and high quality educational programs

  • A university on the cutting edge of research and creation that distinguishes itself on the national and international scenes through its exceptional achievements

  • An open university that promotes dialog, cooperation, and the participation of its members in major world issues

  • A university committed to its community that builds productive partnerships with all sectors of society while staying true to its fundamental mission, independence, and responsibilities

  • A model university that gives all members of its community the opportunity to grow, develop their potential, and establish themselves in a dynamic, stimulating, diverse, and respectful institutional setting

  • A modern university that is committed to sustainable development and manages its resources responsibly





The university community’s actions are geared to bolstering student success and reflecting the following fundamental institutional values:


  • Respect for the diversity of people, societies, knowledge, and ways of thinking
  • Humanistic and ethical approach
  • Development of critical thinking and judgment
  • Personal and community involvement and leadership
  • Promotion of creation, innovation, and excellence

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Université Laval

2325, rue de l'Université
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6

Phone number:418 656-21311 877 785-2825

Email: renseignements@ulaval.ca

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