Mission Statement:Located in the heart of Quebec's historic capital city, Université Laval traces its origins back to 1663, when Monseigneur François de Laval founded the Séminaire de Québec. A Royal Charter creating the Université Laval was granted to the Séminaire de Québec by Queen Victoria in 1852. As Canada's first university, Université Laval was the very first institution in North America to offer higher education in French. With 17 faculties and nearly 400 programs at every level, Université Laval is a comprehensive university dedicated to both teaching and research.
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