Concordia researchers are making strong contributions in terms of inquiries and discoveries in several key areas, positively impacting and informing society as a whole.
With $53.1 million dollars in sponsored research revenues, our reputation as an innovative and dynamic knowledge creation institution is exemplified by our 118 research chairs, of which 32 are federally-funded, and 21 university-recognized research centres.
Concordia is reimagining and reinventing the ways in which we dwell in and develop metropolitan areas.
Our researchers are working to initiate systemic societal transformation through the development and implementation of clean energy sources with the goal of advancing skills and practices for building, sustaining and nurturing smart, sustainable and resilient communities and cities. This exciting research is clustered around:
Concordia’s deeply innovative approach to health research, education, policy and technology focuses on the full continuum of issues and interventions.
This comprehensive and integrated research capacity, which runs the gamut from engineering to social sciences to arts and humanities, supports transdisciplinary responses to health challenges across six themes:
At Concordia, researchers across many disciplines think critically about a rapidly-changing world. Multiple nodes of digital culture reflect and connect to mobilize engagement and innovation across culture, economy and society.
Transdisciplinary research and research-creation connects artists, designers and engineers, and nurtures new ideas and challenges. Areas of investigations include:
Concordia researchers are leading the way in the emerging area of synthetic biology, a field that is fast shaping how we deal with everything from climate change to global food security and the production of lifesaving medications and therapies.
Important areas of study in this field include:
The university is also home to the only genome foundry in the country, which is propelling scientists to harness and control the power of this disruptive technology.
From innovations in de-icing techniques to the development of new algorithms that increase access to flight management systems, Concordia is a leader in aerospace research and is taking an interdisciplinary approach to training for this quickly-
The university’s authority and expertise in aerospace is underscored in several areas including:
Creation of evidence-based policies to support sustained industry growth.
In addition to participating as one of seven university members in SCALE.AI, an industry-led supercluster created to bolster Canada’s leadership in artificial intelligence, Concordia has deep expertise in social and cultural approaches to AI.
Complementing established strengths in big data analysis, information systems security, supply-chain management and blockchains, our research capacity is well-positioned in several other key areas, including:
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