Research & Innovation

Local Advantage. Regional Leadership. Global Impact.

Leading research focused on complex global issues.

Dalhousie University is a vibrant hub with regional, national and global impact, recognized for the outstanding quality of its research and innovation, and a drive for discovery that results in more than $200 million in research funding each year.

As Atlantic Canada's primary research-intensive university and a member of the U15 Group of Canadian Universities, we bring scholars together from across disciplines into six Strategic Research Clusters to address some of the world’s most difficult questions and complex challenges.


Inclusive Impact

Woman Scientist In Lab

Our Strategic Research Direction, 'Inclusive Impact,' provides a roadmap to support the development of our research, scholarship, and creative activity.

Research Strengths 

Dalhousie's Research Clusters


Our work is focused around six Strategic Research Clusters that align our academic strengths to best address key global challenges. 

Researcher profile

Dr. Saurabh Chitnis receives the 2023 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for exploring the unexplored elements in the periodic table.


Institutes and Centres

Here our researchers mobilize communities, influence national issues and engage in global thinking within our impressive network of internationally renowned research institutes and centres.