Desjardins University

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Motto Grandescunt aucta labore
(By work, all things increase and grow)
Type Public
Students 29,024
Chancellor Richard Pound
Athletics Martlets
Location Outineau, Beaulac, Kelssek

Desjardins University is a major English-language university and one of the foremost institutions of higher learning in Kelssek. A research-intensive university, it has built an impressive academic reputation and is recognised for being on the cutting edge of medical, chemical and biological research. It was founded in 1821 as King's University and was renamed in 1905 after Louis Desjardins, Kelssek's first elected head-of-state, who was an alumnus of the university.

The university has a 32-hectare main campus in downtown Outineau which reflects an eclectic mix of old and new buildings, reflecting the various periods in which the buildings were erected and a variety of architectural styles. All of the major university buildings were constructed using local grey limestone, which serves as a unifying element. Desjardins also has two satellite campuses in the Outineau metropolitan area and extensive field research facilities. The Redpath Building, part of the original campus, was the first building in Kelssek built specifically as a museum.


  • Faculty of Arts
  • Centre for Continuing Education
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Law
  • Desautels Faculty of Management
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Schulich School of Music
  • Faculty of Religious Studies
Kelssekflag-pic-icon.gif Major Kelssekian universities
Beaulac | Burnaby | UC Vickery | Desjardins | Etnier | Gord Downie | Halifax | Kingston | Kirkenes | Lionsgate | Outineau | Sabourin | SFU | Victoria