Mission | Vision | Values

To meet the emerging challenges of society and the expectations of students and researchers, Université Laval set out in 2018 to rethink its mission, vision, and values. The approach is designed to engage and mobilize the university community in the quest to develop and transmit knowledge and create an environment for learning, research, work, and living in keeping with its aspirations.



Driven by a deep-seated culture of sustainable development, Université Laval educates engaged and creative students, 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 a reference and a source of inspiration for its partners by mustering the forces of change in the heart of Québec City’s vibrant 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