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Dalhousie University

Halifax, Canada

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Established in 1818, Dalhousie University is one of the oldest institutions of Canada and is located in the beautiful city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dalhousie University is ranked among the renowned universities of Canada and is well-known for quality education programs coupled with diverse educational and research opportunities. The motto of Dalhousie University is to impart knowledge through learning and teaching, experiments and innovations, social engagement and community service. The University is affiliated with international academic bodies such as the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Universities Canada (AUCC), the International Association of Universities (IAU) and more. Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Health is affiliated with Health Care Centers and Teaching Hospitals including, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Nova Scotia Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Moncton Hospital and more. The University’s sporting affiliations include the likes of U Sports, ACAA and CCAA. The Times Higher Education ranks Dalhousie University in the Top 15 Universities in Canada, while it ranks #12 in QS University Rankings for Canada. Furthermore, Dalhousie University ranks #=272 as per the QS World University Rankings 2022, #317 as per the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2022 and between #251-300 as per THE World University Rankings 2022. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Dalhousie University has three campuses, namely the Carleton Campus, Sexton Campus and the Studley Campus in Halifax and another Agricultural Campus in Bible Hall, alongside medical teaching facilities in Saint John, New Brunswick. The Halifax campuses consist of historic, ivy-covered buildings and green spaces providing an enriching learning environment with the right balance of modern facilities and natural open grounds. Dalhousie University offers more than 200-degree programs to over 19,000 students from all over the globe and provides development programs in 15 countries. The educational programs are tailored with a balanced combination of teaching, research, and industry collaboration. With one of the lowest student-faculty ratios in Canada, students tend to learn alongside nationally and internationally recognized professors that are a part of 13 different faculties at Dalhousie University which includes Agriculture, Architecture and Planning, Arts and Social Sciences, Computer Science, Dentistry, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health, Law, Management, Medicine, Open Learning & Career Development and Science. 

Accomplishments and Alumni 

The research conducted at the university focuses on international challenges and is carried out in collaboration with nearly 100 countries. Dalhousie University has formed Information Technology Services (ITS) which regulates research, computing, and telecommunications facilities. The School of Planning at the university aims to represent their mutual interests and organizes a plethora of cultural activities. In addition to academic competitions, it offers students the opportunity to participate in its NCAA Division I athletic programs, volunteer with service groups, engage in performing arts and achieve work experience through internships and part-time projects. The university offers research prospects in the following 5 fields: Healthy Communities and Healthy Population Community Development and Food Security Sustainable Ocean People, Culture and Society CleanTech, Energy and Environment. Notable world personalities have graduated from Dalhousie University, some of whom are - Kathryn D. Sullivan (American geologist and Former NASA Astronaut), R.B. Bennett (Former Prime Minister of Canada), Lucy Maud Montgomery (Canadian author) and Donald O. Hebb (Canadian psychologist). 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Dalhousie University has nearly 4,000 international students from more than 115 countries, which makes up 24%-26% of the total student population at the University. The student body at Dalhousie University consists of Indigenous, International and LGBTQ+ students, with the number of these students growing over the years. More than 300 students of the University are reported to study abroad or enrolled in exchange programs in 40+ countries around the world. Dalhousie University graduates work at companies like Bell Aliant, Vodafone, Dell, Microsoft, IBM, Upsource, Rogers Telecom and more. 

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