, located in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Montreal, Quebec, is one of Canada’s most innovative and diverse, comprehensive universities.
Concordia has secured a unique legacy for supporting and developing people and their aspirations in order to enrich the world’s wealth of knowledge, bridge communities and, most important of all, enable individuals to grow and contribute.
This legacy is recognized for its singular approach to learning and doing. In our classrooms and labs, in our libraries and on our streets, the Concordia community is resolutely anchored to the real world — open and engaged, compassionate and caring. It’s an approach that dates from Concordia’s founding in 1974, which brought together Loyola College (1896) and Sir George Williams University (1926).
Concordia is a highly diverse community in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Of the nearly 46,000 students studying at our downtown and west-end Montreal campuses, 11% are international. Indeed, we welcome students from more than 150 countries, and maintain formal ties with over 100 institutions in 33 countries.Concordia offers
more than 300 undergraduate and 200 graduate programs, diplomas and certificates, four Faculties, a School of Graduate Studies and a School of Extended Learning.
We are increasingly recognized as an innovative teaching and research institution. We approach societal issues from a broad perspective and encourage our students to become active, critical and concerned citizens. We call this approach “big thinking” — examining the issues of the day and seizing opportunities with a diversity of thought and an openness of spirit.
Recognizing that research drives big thinking, more than one quarter of our students are enrolled in graduate studies, raising our community’s intellectual temperature and elevating its ambitions.