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Concordia is a next-generation university, continually reimagining the future of higher education. Concordia aligns the quality of its learning opportunities to larger trends and substantial challenges facing society. It pursues technology without losing sight of its humanity. It finds inspiration through narrative and dialogue.
Established in 1974, Concordia is located in vibrant and multicultural Montreal, North America’s favourite student city. It is the top-ranked university in Canada founded within the last 50 years and among the most innovative in its approach to experiential learning, research and online education. Its downtown Sir George Williams Campus and west-end Loyola Campus feature modern facilities and acclaimed research centres.
Concordia’s strategic directions set out a vision for the future and exemplify a daring and transformative outlook to some of the most important issues of our time. The university strives to be forward-looking, agile and responsive while remaining deeply rooted in the community and globally networked.
The university annually registers 52,000 diverse and engaged students in its four faculties highlighted below and in Concordia Continuing Education.
The Faculty of Arts and Science is internationally recognized for its innovative academic programs in humanities, sciences and social sciences and for its interdisciplinary approach to research focusing on major societal challenges such as: health, climate change, aging and urban living.
The Faculty of Fine Arts is the largest in Canada and ranked as one of the top 100 art and design schools in the world for its strengths in visual, performing, design, therapeutic and time-based arts and art scholarship.
The focus by the John Molson School of Business on women in leadership, responsible business practices, sustainability and entrepreneurship sets it apart, as does its MBA program, which is ranked in the top 100 globally.
The Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science is renowned for its programs on smart building design, sustainability, aerospace, materials and cybersecurity.
The university employs more than 6,300 faculty and staff and annually secures over $56 million in sponsored research income. Increasingly, faculty collaborate across disciplines to deliver groundbreaking knowledge-creation.
About 75 per cent of Concordia’s courses have fewer than 60 students. Its student body includes over 37,000 undergraduate students and 9,675 graduate students in over 200 grad programs, more than 9,600 international students from some 150 countries and 3,000-plus co-op students. Concordia maintains formal ties with 181 institutions in 39 countries.
Concordia is committed to decolonization and Indigenization and being sustainably responsible.