Laval University is a public research university that has been around since 1663. It has ties to many well-known organizations, such as CARL, AUFC, AUCC, IAU, CBIE, CIS, and UArctic. The first Bishop of New France, Francois De Montmorency-Laval, set up the university. Before it became Université du Québec, people usually called it Seminaire De Quebec. At first, the university was meant to teach and train priests to work in New France. In the years that followed, the liberal arts were added to the school’s curriculum. At the beginning of the 20th century, the university’s schools of theology, law, medicine, science, social work, and forestry all opened. Students in the program also had to write a thesis based on what they learned. Some of the most well-known schools at the university were set up in 1938 when the economics and political and social science departments were created.
There are more than 30 buildings on campus, and all of them have modern designs. On-site facilities include a library for social sciences, a woodworking research center, and a science building. Some of the more well-known departments at the school are the Faculty of Administrative Sciences, the Faculty of Architecture, the Faculty of Dentistry, the Faculty of Pharmacy, the Faculty of Forestry, the Faculty of Agriculture, the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Because of the fast growth in enrollment, the university has had to build new facilities and make its campus bigger.
Four of Canada’s 19 Excellence Research Chairs are at the university: the Research Excellence Chair in Photonic Innovations, the Research Excellence Chair in Neurophotonics, the Research Excellence Chair in Remote Sensing, and the Research Excellence Chair in Microbiome-Endocannabinoidome in Metabolic Health. At the university, there are more than 60 schools and institutes that cover every academic field. This gives students access to 500 different degree options. The university has more than 43,000 students, and about 7,000 of them are from other countries. About 9,600 people work full or part-time for the institution, and another 3,045 work in support roles.
People like Louis St. Laurent, who was Canada’s 12th prime minister, Niklaus Wirth, who invented programming languages, Charles Fitzpatrick, who was the country’s 5th chief justice, Brian Mulroney, who was Canada‘s 18th prime minister, Jacques-Edouard Alexis, who was Haiti’s 9th prime minister, Gaston Miron, who was a well-known author, Edith Butler, who was a well-known singer, Marcel Aubut (Professional Hockey player).
THE, QS, and US News & World Report all say that Laval University is one of the top 500 universities in the world for 2021. THE has ranked Laval University among the top 250 every year for the past four years (not just in 2021). International outlook (71), citations (67.7), and industry income (66.4) all got higher marks than the average of 65. The ranking score as a whole was 69. Because there haven’t been many changes in the students or the standards for getting in, the distribution of ranks has stayed the same. In the U.S. News & World Report’s Global University Rankings for 2021, Laval University is #361. This is up 56 spots from 2020, but the Laval University Rankings graph still shows a drop.
On the QS – World University Rankings, Laval University has moved up four spots to #420 as of 2021. The rankings have moved up by an average of 2–12 spots. Overall, Laval University’s QS ranking criteria scores of 27.4 are below average because of its low foreign faculty ratio (56.7%), citations per faculty (31.8%), and faculty-to-student ratio (31.7%), academic reputation (20.6%), and employer reputation (19.3). The scores range from 0 to 100 and are based on information that the institution has made public.