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Foundation: 1852

Mission: 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.

Vision: 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.



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Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDCanada
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 380th150th326th14th
Arts and Humanities 351st154th317th18th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 518th267th445th19th
Business, Management and Accounting 294th91st233rd15th
Chemistry 560th289th481st31st
Computer Science 476th193rd378th29th
Dentistry 301st82nd236th9th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 434th190th366th30th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 302nd96th245th16th
Energy 563rd217th448th38th
Engineering 457th190th360th25th
Environmental Science 437th175th350th21st
Mathematics 523rd213th425th29th
Medicine 424th216th377th22nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 491st237th403rd18th
Physics and Astronomy 350th144th285th10th
Psychology 255th133rd241st14th
Social Sciences 327th116th278th19th
Veterinary 280th90th225th11th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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