Université Laval

Situated in Quebec, a city listed as world heritage by UNESCO, Université Laval is the leading francophone university in North America.

In a nutshell

A member of the “Group of 15 research universities” in Canada, Université Laval is supported by different funding sources representing around 325 million dollars per year (≈ 220 million euros), thus placing it at n°6 out of the fifty most active universities in Canada. It’s the only university to have four excellence Chairs in Canada (Artic, optic-photonics, neuro-photonics, microbiome-nutrition-health metabolism). Recently, Entrepreneurial Laval was ranked as the fastest university business accelerator in the world. Leader in Canada for distance learning, with more than 882 on-line courses, over 80 complete distance-learning programs; Université Laval welcomes over 45 000 students.

Our collaboration

Collaboration with the university campus sites of Bordeaux goes back many years, even before the creation of the International Office of Université Laval in 1999. The first official collaboration agreement was signed in Bordeaux in February 2006. Since then, several joint projects and programs have been implemented and have led to the creation of the ABL-Innovation which aims to link research, education and socio-economic development.

Dates and key figures

  • Since 2009: 28 co-tutelles in a range of different fields.
  • 2 International Associated Laboratories (cerebral nutrition, optic-photonics-laser), one associated with INRA and the other with CNRS. Other integrated research structures are planned for the future.
  • Multiple collaborations in law, international studies, neurosciences, water, wood sciences, optic-photonics-laser, university governance, political science and religious sciences.
  • 3 double-diploma programs: a Masters in human nutrition and health, a Masters in transatlantic relations law and a joint university diploma in populations and social statistics.

Our relationship with the University of Bordeaux is an ever-developing strategic alliance that highlights our complementary strengths for stronger international promotion.

Nicole Lacasse — Deputy vice-président of international studies and activities

The beginning

1852: the teaching establishment of Nouvelle-France, the Quebec Seminary, created Université Laval, the first francophone university in America.  

Updated on 25/07/2019

More information

For more information, please consult the Université Laval website.