Founded in 1818, Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university. Located in Halifax, NS, with an agricultural campus in Truro, NS, the university’s 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community. In close proximity to the ocean, Dalhousie is situated within a cluster identified as one of the world’s top three international centres in ocean science.
Dalhousie’s students and faculty engage in learning and discovery across 13 faculties, conducting more than $135 million in research annually with hospitals, industry, governments, non-profit agencies and universities around the globe.
Research and Learning Environment
Dalhousie has four priority research areas. Ocean Studies’ researchers have generated an unprecedented understanding of ocean use and change; Advanced Materials and Clean Technology researchers are creating innovative products working in the lab and with industry; more than 400 Health and Wellness faculty members and clinicians are focused on the causes and cures of disease and illness prevention; and Governance, Society and Culture academics contemplate the dynamics, tensions and way forward within a shrinking world.
Recognized in world rankings for its high level of internationalization, Dalhousie engages in international activities involving both students and faculty. Dalhousie researchers work with colleagues in more than 100 countries, and lead several global research initiatives. The university is party to 300 partnership agreements with universities from 65 countries, a third of which specifically support the exchange of students. The university welcomes 3,000 international visiting and degree-seeking students each year, from more than 115 countries.