Dalhousie University

Halifax,Nova Scotia | Public University | Established 1818

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Dalhousie University (abbreviated as Dal) is a public research university in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, with three campuses and medical teaching facilities in Saint John, New Brunswick. Dalhousie University's twelve undergraduate, graduate, and professional faculties offer over 4,000 courses and 180-degree programmes.  The university belongs to the U15, a group of Canadian research-intensive universities.

The eponymous Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie, established Dalhousie as a nonsectarian university in 1818.

The college did not convene its first class until 1838, and before then, due to financial difficulties, it operated on a sporadic basis. Following a reorganisation, it reopened for the third time in 1863 under the name "The Governors of Dalhousie College and University." In 1997, the university was renamed "Dalhousie University" as a result of the same provincial legislation that merged it with the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

They have three campuses in Halifax's downtown area, adjacent to all of the city's major attractions. Their Agricultural College is in Truro, Nova Scotia's centre, providing access to the rest of Atlantic Canada for the campus and surrounding communities.

            • Halifax campuses

            • Agricultural campus

            • Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick

The Dalhousie Student Union and the Dalhousie Association for Graduate Students are the two student unions that now represent student interests at the university. The Tigers, Dalhousie's varsity teams, compete in Canadian Interuniversity Sport's Atlantic University Sport conference. The Dalhousie Rams are the varsity teams of Dalhousie's Faculty of Agriculture, and they play in the ACAA and CCAA. Dalhousie University is a coeducational university with over 18,000 students and 130,000 alumni internationally. A Nobel Prize winner, 91 Rhodes Scholars, and a number of senior government officials, academics, and business leaders are among the university's noteworthy alumni.



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University City Halifax,Nova Scotia
Size of city largest
Population of City 414,777
Wikipedia Link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalhousie_University

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