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Mission, vision, and values

Université Laval responds to society’s emerging challenges by rallying the University community to seek out and pass on knowledge—to turn it into the kind of learning, research, and work community its members have always dreamed of.

To meet the emerging challenges of society and the expectations of students and researchers, Université Laval undertook in 2018 to rethink its mission, vision, and values. The goal has been to engage and mobilize the university community in developing and transmitting knowledge and create an environment where learning, research, work, and community come compellingly together.


Driven by a deep-seated culture of sustainable development, Université Laval educates students to be engaged and creative and become model citizens, scientists, and business leaders who have an important impact on the direction that society takes. As a leading French-language institution with a strong international focus, Université Laval strives for excellence in education and research. It seeks to be both an example and a source of inspiration for its partners by mustering the forces of change in Québec City’s thriving university community.


Our community is committed to providing a one-of-a-kind student experience and cultivating a bold, open, and resolutely interdisciplinary scientific culture focused on the challenges facing our world. We strive to be a humanist university dedicated to promoting the arts and training a new generation of leaders eager to tackle the biggest challenges of society.


Ever mindful of the diversity of people, knowledge, and ways of thinking in this world, Université Laval pursues its mission of education and research in accordance with the following values:

  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Courage
  • Integrity
  • Inclusion
  • Solidarity