Dalhousie University

HE Institution
Year of foundation: 
Member since: 
Dalhousie University


Institutional postal address: 
Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2 1.902.494.2211
North America
Institutional phone: 
(902) 494-2517
Institutional fax: 
(902) 494-2517

Mission / Vision

Differentiation. Excellence. Focus. Flexibility.

Our mission

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


Our positioning statement

Dalhousie University is one of Canada’s leading universities widely recognized for outstandingacademic 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. We provide a unique, interactive and collaborative environment with diverse, challenging academic programs and career-oriented opportunities. We inspire our students, faculty, staff and graduates to make significant contributions to our region, Canada and the world.


Our vision

Dalhousie will become Canada’s best university, committed to advancing provincial and regional development by attracting and offering a diverse student body, 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.


Our strategic focus

  • Fostering academic innovation
  • Enriching student experience
  • Strengthening enrolment
  • Supporting research excellence
  • Developing outstanding human resources
  • Sustaining campus renewal
  • Ensuring financial stability
  • Engaging our community

Main activities

Dalhousie combines the prestige of a big-name university with a hands-on, collaborative education. Our intimate learning environment allows students an opportunity to engage with Dalhousie's award-winning professors. Each year, our faculty conducts more than $132 million in funded research, building our reputation as a premier research university.

With 3,700 courses in over 180 degree programs, Dalhousie offers a wealth of choice, attracting students from around the globe.



  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government