Laval University (Fr: Université Laval) is the oldest centre of education in Canada and was the first institution in North America to offer higher education in French. Its main campus is located in Quebec City, Quebec, the capital of the province, on the outskirts of the historic city. The university is ranked among the top ten Canadian universities in terms of research funding. The origins of the university are the Séminaire de Québec founded in 1668 by François de Laval, the first bishop of New France. Bishop Bourget of Montreal suggested interesting the Séminaire de Québec in the establishment of Université Laval. The Principal, M. Louis Casault, visited Europe to obtain a Royal charter, and studied the best university systems. The Séminaire de Québec was granted a Royal Charter on December 8, 1852, by Queen Victoria, at the instance of Lord Elgin, then governor-general, creating Université Laval with 'the rights and privileges of a university'. The charter was signed in 1852. Pope Benedict XV approved the scheme, and authorized the erection of chairs of theology and the conferring of degrees.

Address
Quebec City, Québec, Canada
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/index.html?curid=352708
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universit%C3%A9_Laval

Some content from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA

Subscribe to rss feed

Exploring the underpinnings of shadowbanning on Twitter

In recent years, social media platforms have been developing and implementing a variety of strategies to moderate content published by their users and ensure that it is not offensive or inappropriate. This has sparked significant ...

Describing the worldviews of the new 'tech elite'

The new tech elite share distinct views setting them apart from other segments of the world's elite more generally, according to a study published January 20, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Hilke Brockmann from ...

Deep sleep takes out the trash

A new Northwestern University study reaffirms the importance of getting a good night's sleep.

Fornax A galaxy investigated with AstroSat

Using the AstroSat spacecraft, Indian astronomers have performed an imaging and spectroscopic study of the Fornax A galaxy. Results of the study, published January 13 on the arXiv preprint server, provide more clues on the ...

Dead whale, one of Med's largest, found off Italy

The carcass of a huge whale has been recovered from the waters off southern Italy, the coastguard said Wednesday, calling it "probably one of the largest" ever found in the Mediterranean.

page 1 from 2