About Laval University:

Laval University is a French-language, public research university in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The University was founded by royal charter issued by Queen Victoria in 1852, with roots in the founding of the Séminaire de Québec in 1663 by François de Montmorency-Laval, making it the oldest centre of higher education in Canada and the first North American institution to offer higher education in French. The university, whose campus was erected from the 1950s onward in the suburban borough of Sainte-Foy–Sillery–Cap-Rouge, is ranked among the top ten Canadian universities in terms of research funding and holds four Canada Excellence Research Chairs. As of 2002, Laval University offered over 350 programs to more than 38,000 students. The university also attracts more than 2,500 foreign students annually, and has almost 1,000 students drawn from Canadian provinces outside of Quebec. Many students come to the university for the Français pour non-francophones program that offers instruction in French as a second language to students from Canada and around the world. It is also the only university in Quebec which trains forestry engineers. Since the mid-1980s, Université Laval has offered distance learning; over 30 programs and 400 courses are offered by distance learning, of which 80% are accessible from the internet.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 169 210 200 186 221 224 235 226 217 219 215 250 255

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 64 75 76 91 68 106 121 111 114 138 145 152
Engineering 245 191 - - 264 279 287 285 293 301-350 301-350 351-400
Life Sciences 137 150 139 163 168 176 166 170 180 176 203 184
Medicine 187 145 146 173 177 175 167 164 157 160 178 180
Natural Sciences - - - - - - - - - 401-450 451-500 451-500
Social Sciences 202 200 207 147 240 233 230 198 197 196 234 224

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 55 68 87 87 67 77 95 101 98
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 200
Chemical Engineering 156 165 176 165 165 194 229 242 243 285
Chemistry - - - - - - - 351-400 351-400 351-400
Civil Engineering 85 79 96 109 132 122 149 155 169 193
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 178
Computer Science - - - - - - - 351-400 351-400 401-450
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 189
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - - 351-400 351-400 401-450
Environment / Ecology - 93 90 93 110 113 134 137 141 168
Geosciences 203 235 256 195 239 230 193 214 212 245
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 147
Materials Science 278 268 220 244 247 288 285 301-350 301-350 351-400
Mathematics 298 - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450
Mechanical Engineering 155 246 233 274 267 293 253 232 258 256
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 129
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 190
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 180
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 197 203 200 182 202 216 293 285
Physics - - - - - - - 451-500 - 451-500
Plant & Animal Science - 170 170 152 142 144 137 148 163 190
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 236
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 214
Space Science - - - - - - - - - -