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Dalhousie University combines high-impact research, meaningful teaching and a deep sense of social responsibility that inspires our diverse community to make a difference here in Nova Scotia, across Canada and on the global stage.

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Where infinite ambition meets global impact

Located on Canada’s welcoming East Coast, with campuses in the vibrant oceanside city of Halifax and an Agricultural Campus in the town of Truro, Dalhousie welcomes 21,000 students from across the country and more than 115 countries around the world. 

We are Nova Scotia’s leading research-intensive university, with 13 faculties that expand understanding through teaching excellence and a drive for discovery resulting in more than $210 million in external research funding each year.

Dalhousie’s blend of groundbreaking research with outstanding teaching and makes for a unique and collaborative environment that empowers all our students, professors, researchers and staff to achieve excellence and make a positive impact for our province, our country and our world.

Dalhousie University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. We are all treaty people.

We recognize African Nova Scotians are a distinct people whose histories, legacies and contributions have enriched Mi’kma’ki for over 400 years.

Kjipuktuk and We’kwampetitk are the ancestral Mi’kmaq territories known today as Halifax and Truro. 

Dal at a glance

200+ Programs
Top 12 Canadian universities
$210M+ Annual research funds administered
Top university in Atlantic Canada
155,000+ Alumni around the world
Gold Rating in Sustainability