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About Dalhousie University

Excellence in Academics, Leadership, Research & Innovation

Dalhousie University is internationally known as one of North America’s most welcoming universities. Founded in 1818, Dalhousie is one of Canada’s oldest universities, attracting more than 18,500 students from around the world. Located on Canada’s East Coast, the university blends world-class academic programs with leading-edge research.

Academics & research


Our focus on academic innovation means we are committed to the continuous development of our programs and courses. And as Atlantic Canada’s leading research university, Dal attracts $135 million in research grants and awards each year. Learn more about:

    • Dal's academic excellence

    • Dal's world-class research

The Dal experience


Dalhousie’s campus reflects a diverse mix of students who come from across Canada and around the world, bringing multiple cultures and perspectives to the Dalhousie community.

    • Get a glimpse of Dal's student experience

    • Book a campus tour to see Dal for yourself

Our campuses


Dalhousie has three campuses in the heart of Halifax, close to the city’s major amenities. In 2012, we added our Agricultural Campus, located just outside the Town of Truro, in the village of Bible Hill, Nova Scotia. Learn more about:

    • Dal's Halifax campuses

    • Dal's Agricultural campus

    • Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick

Leadership & vision

Leadvision Florizone Call

As Dalhousie's 11th president, Dr. Richard Florizone's passion and vision will guide us into our third century, and continue our evolution into an academic and research powerhouse that engages and collaborates with local, national and global communities.  

    • Discover Dal's vision

    • Get to know Dal's leadership team

    • Learn about Strategic Direction: 2014-18

Studying & working at Dal

    • Services for current students
    • Information for faculty and staff
    • Employment with Dalhousie

Connecting with Dal

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