FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1818
1,668 Faculty Staff
Point of Contact:
Executive Director, Office of International Relations
Dalhousie University is internationally known as one of North America’s most welcoming universities and is among Canada’s oldest universities, attracting more than 20,000 students including 4000+ international students from more than 140 countries around the world. Located on Canada’s East Coast, the university blends world-class academic programs (180+ degree programs) with breakthrough thinking and leading-edge research. Dalhousie is a member of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, a QS Five Stars Institution Rated for Excellence, in the top 120 universities with the most international outlook (Times Higher Education 2018), and is home to the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program.
Dalhousie conducts more than $150 million in funded research annually in its five Signature Research Clusters matched with two cross-cutting themes (Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Big Data): Sustainable Ocean; Healthy People, Healthy Communities, Healthy Populations; Clean Tech, Energy, the Environment; Food Security; Culture, Society, Community Development. Dalhousie’s Ocean Sciences Building, home to our Canada Excellence Research Chair in Ocean Science & Technology and our Ocean Frontier Institute which involves 8 international institutions from 5 countries (France, Germany, Ireland, Norway and the USA), further strengthens the university’s reputation as a world leader in oceans and marine-related knowledge.