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ABOUT CONCORDIA

Fast facts

Concordia is a next-generation university, continually reimagining the future of higher education. Located in the vibrant and multicultural city of Montreal, Concordia is the top-ranked university in North America founded within the last 50 years and annually registers some 51,000 students through its innovative approach to experiential learning and cross-functional research.

#1 in
North America

University under 50 years

75% of courses
have fewer than 60 students

#1 favourite student city
in North America

Top 100 supporting SDGs
in the world

Promoting the UN sustainable development goals

Concordia has joined the Decade of Action to achieve the UN’s ambitious Sustainable Development Goals. The goals draw on our strengths in community health, global literacy, water security, environmental impact and sustainable infrastructure design.

Essential player in Montreal

Concordia’s commitment to supporting its city by advancing research creation, innovation and culture will ensure Montreal’s vitality in the years ahead.

AN EYE TO OUR FUTURE

Concordia’s strategic directions set out a vision for the future and exemplify a daring and transformative outlook on some of the most important issues of our time.

1

DOUBLE
OUR
RESEARCH

Pursue bold goals in research that reflect our talents and our ambition to tackle big challenges

2

TEACH
FOR
TOMORROW

Deliver a next-generation education that’s connected, transformative, and fit for the times

3

GET YOUR
HANDS
DIRTY

Use rich experiences outside the classroom to deepen learning and effect change

4

MIX
IT UP

Build agile structures that facilitate intellectual mixing and internal collaboration

5

EXPERIMENT
BOLDLY

Be inventive and enterprising in creating tomorrow’s university

6

GROW
SMARTLY

Add capacity where our strengths and emerging enrolment demand intersect

7

EMBRACE
THE CITY,
EMBRACE
THE WORLD

Achieve public impact through research and learning

8

GO
BEYOND

Push past the status quo and go the extra mile for members of our community

9

TAKE
PRIDE

Celebrate successes and be purposeful about building a legacy

Interested and involved students

The diverse and engaged students add a dynamic energy and vision to the university experience.

51,250+
students

3,000
co-op students

10,000
international students

150
countries represented

Faculty network

Professors and researchers collaborate across disciplines and network with the community to deliver groundbreaking knowledge-creation.

2,250+
professors and librarians

130
research chairs and professorships

$60.5 million+
research income

Black perspectives

Concordia is dedicated to addressing and challenging anti‑Black systemic racism and being inclusive and accessible to Black students, staff and faculty and fostering relationships with Black communities. The work of the Black Perspectives Office is rooted in an anti‑racist and anti‑oppressive framework and informed by generations of Black students and community activism.

73
courses focused on Black, Indigenous and People of Colour

1
Task Force on Anti‑Black Racism

1968
Concordia Caribbean Students’ Union founded

2,220+
items in the Negro Community Centre fonds

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

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