M- - Act respecting the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie

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2. The mission of the Minister is to support the development and promote the quality of college education and university education in order to facilitate access to the highest forms of knowledge and culture, including through skill and knowledge development, for every person who has the will and the ability to pursue them.
A further mission of the Minister is to contribute to the development of research, especially fundamental and applied research, and of science, innovation and technology, including in academic, industrial and social environments, in a sustainable development perspective, mainly by promoting access to knowledge, economic development, social progress and respect for the environment. To that end, the Minister promotes synergy among the various players concerned.
2013, c. 28, s. 2.