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Dalhousie University

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Dalhousie University blends the finest academic traditions with innovative thinking and outstanding educational opportunities. Here, in one of North America's most dynamic university communities, is a warm and welcoming university that attracts students from around the globe.


Learning, discovery and innovation, and engagement (with our students, the university and the world)

Positioning Statement

Dalhousie University is one of Canada’s leading universities widely recognized for outstanding academic quality and the opportunities presented by our broad range of educational and research activities. Dalhousie, part of the vibrant Halifax community since 1818, attracts high achieving, motivated and engaged students from around the world.


Dalhousie will become Canada's best university, committed to advancing provincial and regional development by offering a diverse student body of about 17,500 an outstanding personal experience at a national university built around an excellent learning environment, acclaimed research strengths, broad program choices and successful career preparation in cooperation with supportive external stakeholders.
Strategic Objectives

  • Enhance academic and research excellence
  • Enrich student experience
  • Strengthen enrolment
  • Sustain campus renewal
  • Develop excellent human resources
  • Increase philanthropic support
  • Ensure financial stability












Location & Facilities

Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova, Scotia, Dalhousie's historic tree-lined campus combines a warm East coast atmosphere with the international prestige of a big-name school.


The calibre of Dalhousie's faculty is key to our reputation as an academic leader. Our faculty members are world-renowned for their achievement, research and teaching. Ninety-two per cent of our faculty have a Ph.D or doctorate and many of our professors are national and international award winners. Just a few examples:
Neil MacKinnon was selected as a Harkness Associate, a program limited to only 13 individuals worldwide each year. He is the first Canadian pharmacist to receive the honour.

Mary Anne White, director of Dalhousie's Institute of Research in Materials, was awarded the McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science by the Royal Society of Canada; past include winners David Suzuki and the Discovery Channel’s Jay Ingram.
With a stellar academic reputation, Dalhousie is a highly competitive employer, attracting over 90 per cent of first-choice candidates for academic positions.

Dalhousie staff help create our vibrant academic community where people are engaged in internationally recognized teaching and research activities. Our reputation is a direct reflection of the personal success of more than 7,200 faculty, staff and associated employees, including over 600 student employees.














List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College

Studley campus is Dalhousie’s largest, located within the corridors of Robie Street, South Street, Oxford Street and Cobourg Road. University Avenue travels through its centre and provides easy access to many key buildings.

Carleton campus, located just across Robie Street from Studley Campus, hosts the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Professions. Its proximity to both the IWK Health Centre and the Queen Elizabeth II hospitals provides easy access to clinical practice for the campuses’ health sciences students.

Sexton campus
, located just off Spring Garden Road and Barrington Street in Halifax’s downtown core, is home to Dalhousie’s Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture and Planning.

Dalhousie’s 11 faculties offer a wealth of degree and program choice for students.

  • Architecture and Planning
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Dentistry
  • Engineering
  • Graduate Studies
  • Health Professions
  • Law
  • Management
  • Medicine
  • Science






















Courses Offered

Sr. No.


Name of the Program
1 UG Biological Engg.
2 UG Business Administration
3 UG Environmental Engg.
4 PG Agriculture
5 PG Anatomy & Neuro Biology
6 PG Architecture
7 PG Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
8 PG Chemical Enginnering
9 PG Civil Engg.
10 PG Computer Science
11 PG Economics
12 PG Electronics
13 PG Environmental Engg.
14 PG Industrial Engg.
15 PG Law
16 PG Micro Biology
17 PG Industrial Microbiology
18 PG Philosophy
19 PG Phisics And Atmosphere
20 PG Physiotherapy
21 PG Political Science
22 PG Psychology
23 PG Public Administration
24 PG Sociology & Social Anthropology
25 PG Statistics















  • Number of students enrolled at Dalhousie University: 15,367
  • Average grade-point average of first-year students: 85.1
  • Percentage of first-year students with average of 75 per cent or better: 97
  • Percentage of first-year students who are awarded entrance scholarships: 59
  • Number of Rhodes Scholars who’ve graduated from Dalhousie: 86
  • Number of Atlantic Canadian universities who’ve graduated more Rhodes
  • Scholars than Dalhousie: 0
  • Percentage of students from outside Nova Scotia: 52.3
  • Percentage of students from outside Canada: 7.7
  • Number of countries represented at Dalhousie: more than 110













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