Université Laval

Driven by innovation, excellence, and a desire to train tomorrow’s leaders, Université Laval is Canada’s seventh leading research university, with $404 million in funding awarded for 2017–2018. Located in Québec City, Université Laval is the oldest French-language university in North America and has educated more than 300,000 students who have gone on to make their mark on society. Université Laval employs 3,825 professors and other teaching and research staff and has 78 partnership research chairs that are of direct benefit to the fields they cover. Its carbon-neutral campus ranks eighth in the world for sustainable development according to STARS.

Research and Learning Environment
Université Laval has impressive technological platforms and scientific expertise in areas such as optics/photonics; northern, Arctic, and climate change studies; neuroscience; ethics; law; and international studies. Firmly rooted in the community, Université Laval offers a unique learning and research experience, both online and in the classroom. The University tackles complex issues head on and is quick to spur transdisciplinary teams into action. Its diverse, humanistic, and innovative research programs help bring about the change needed to support well-being in local communities.

International Engagement
Université Laval has built a solid international reputation in many leading-edge areas. Nearly 2,500 students benefit from its international mobility programs and nearly one out of every two doctoral candidates come from abroad. The University welcomes nearly 7,000 international students from 120 countries. Committed to humanitarian aid and international development, it has entered into over 900 partnership agreements with some 600 higher education institutions around the world.

 

Research Strengths: 
Children's social development and academic success
Data science, artificial intelligence and industry 4.0
Ethics, law and governance
Human and non-human genomics
Neurophotonics
Northern research
Optics and photonics
Sustainable development
Sustainable health
The microbiome and metabolic health