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Academic Excellence

More than textbooks and classrooms

Dalhousie combines the prestige of a big-name university with a hands-on, collaborative education. Our focus on academic innovation means we are committed to the continuous development of our programs and courses, how they are designed, and how we deliver them.

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A university's success is measured in academics, so we have to make sure the academic climate and resources we have are used to further that mission.

– Dr. Carolyn Watters, vice-president, academic and provost

Our intimate learning environment allows students an opportunity to engage with Dalhousie's award-winning professors. Each year, our university conducts more than $135 million in funded research, building our reputation as one of Canada's premier research universities.

With 4,000 courses in over 180 degree programs, Dalhousie offers a wealth of choice, attracting students from around the globe.

Our faculties

Many Dalhousie programs are unique in Atlantic Canada 

Learning in the workplace

Co-operative education programs provide students an opportunity to apply classroom learning in a professional workplace. Co-op programs are available in:

  • Architecture and Planning
  • Commerce
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science

Lifelong learning

Dalhousie offers continuing education programs to thousands of students around the world.

Whether you know exactly what you want to study or are interested in discovering your calling as you go, our flexible program options let you combine your studies in unique ways tailored to your interests, ensuring a well-rounded education.