|UNIVERSITE LAVAL. ULav. Canada.
Established in 1852, UniversitÃ© Laval is the oldest French-language university in America. It is an institution of international reputation open to the world and proud of its high academic standards. It contributes to societyâ€™s growth and development by educating qualified and responsible individuals who become agents of change and by seeking and sharing knowledge in a stimulating environment of research and creation. Today, UniversitÃ© Laval offers close to 400 academic programs in 17 faculties and 257 research Centres, Chairs and Institutes. Its annual research funding is around $ 280 million, including more than 20% from private partners. It has over 3 400 professors, sessional lecturers, teaching and research staff serving 44 000 students. The main campus consists of 30 buildings, spread over an area of 1.2 square kilometers, and offers all the services necessary for the academic development of every student. UniversitÃ© Laval is one of the largest Canadian research universities with its 222 research centers, institutes and chairs, including three Canadian Networks of Centers of Excellence, as well as with.