About Dalhousie University

Excellence in academics, leadership, research and innovation

Dalhousie University is proudly located in Halifax, Nova Scotia which is ranked one of the friendliest cities in the world. Founded in 1818, we're one of Canada’s oldest universities, attracting more than 18,800 students from around the world. The university blends transformative academic programs with pioneering research on Canada’s East Coast.

Academics and research

Professor and class

We offer vibrant academic programs thanks to continual innovation in the classroom and a focus on interactive learning. And as Atlantic Canada’s leading research university, we excel in collaboration with industry and opportunity for discovery.

    • Academic excellence

    • Collaborative research

Diverse and inclusive

Graduates with DAL letters

We welcome a diverse mix of students from right here in Nova Scotia, across Canada and around the world. Our students are driven to make a difference and we're strengthened by the multiple perspectives they bring to our community.

    • Internationalization

    • Indigenous Connection

Our campuses

Studley campus

We have three campuses in the heart of Halifax, close to the city’s major amenities. Our Agricultural Campus is located near Truro, Nova Scotia’s hub, connecting the campus and surrounding communities to the rest of Atlantic Canada.

    • Halifax campuses

    • Agricultural campus

    • Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick

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Leadership and vision

Dr. Richard Florizone

As our 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.  

    • Leadership team

    • Strategic planning

    • Toward 2018

Studying & working at Dal

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

Connecting with us

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