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CONCORDIA

About Concordia

Fast facts

We are a next-generation university, one that reimagines the future of higher education on a continual basis. Located in the vibrant and multicultural city of Montreal, Concordia is among the most innovative universities in its approach to experiential learning, research and online education.

#1 in Canada
University under 50 years

75% of courses
have fewer than 60 students

#1 in North America
favourite student city

#1 in Canada
Quality Education toward UN Sustainable Development Goals
THE Impact Rankings

Promoting fitness and preventive health

Concordia’s PERFORM Centre offers its preventive health programs to the public, who can also cheer on the university’s sports teams.

2
on-campus
medical clinics

12
community programs

50+
fitness classes

 

13
Stingers varsity teams
& clubs

Diverse and engaged student body

In Montreal, North America’s favourite student city, the critical mass of youthful enthusiasm creates a palpable feeling that anything is possible.

51,900
students

9,600+
international students

3,000+
co-op students

150
countries represented

Faculty with strong ties to industry and community

Whether working with businesses or citizens, the most enriching learning involves hands-on experiences beyond the classroom, ensuring the material is always current and relevant.

2,150+
professors and librarians

119
Research Chairs

56 million+
research income

Committed to decolonization and indigenization

Concordia acknowledges that it is situated on unceded Indigenous lands and recognizes the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation as the custodians of the surrounding lands and waters. The university is committed to truth and reconciliation and engaging with ongoing Indigenous issues.

1st
First Peoples major in Quebec

1
Indigenous Directions Action Plan

1992
Aboriginal
centre opens

30
Indigenous graduate scholarships

Nurturing Montreal’s culture of innovation

The Concordia community contributes to the vitality of our metropolis by performing relevant research, fostering innovation and hosting exciting cultural events.

Sustainability

Sustainability

From student initiatives and strategic planning to courses and volunteer opportunities, sustainability permeates every level of Concordia’s thinking.

Engagement

Engagement

The university puts community engagement at the heart of its mission, vision and purpose by building mutually beneficial relationships and responding to local priorities.

Montreal

Montreal

The cosmopolitan hub, which affords residents and visitors an unmatched joie de vivre, is officially among the best places in the world to be a student.

History

History

Concordia helps preserve the city’s rich and storied past with archival collections and a heritage site.

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