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Concordia University
English Name: Concordia University
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: Canada
Found Year: 1974
Address: 1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West

Concordia University is one of North America’s highest ranked universities founded in the last 50 years. Highly innovative, nimble and forward-thinking Concordia defines and delivers next-generation teaching and research. We are a dynamic community of faculty and students who research, create, teach, and engage across and beyond disciplines making us an international destination for leading thinkers.


Open and engaged we encourage students to become active, critical and global citizens. Deeply connected to Montreal and the world at large, we are a popular choice for students across all major disciplines. This year more than 50,000 students have chosen to study at Concordia. Globally, we have more than 200,000 graduates.


 Concordia’s Sir George Williams Campus is in Quartier Concordia, a vibrant downtown Montreal neighbourhood. The downtown campus is home to the John Molson School of Business, the Engineering and Computer Science and Visual Arts Building, the Grey Nuns student residence and several other important labs and study spaces, including a newly transformed library.


The Loyola Campus, in Montreal’s west-end, houses a modern science complex and a communication studies and journalism building as well as two state-of-the-art research facilities: the Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics and the PERFORM Centre (Prevention, Evaluation, Rehabilitation, FORMation) dedicated to researching better health through prevention. The university has a commitment to accessibility: many courses are available during the evening or on a part-time basis. Our libraries are open 24 hours a day in the fall and winter terms.


Academics and research

Concordia offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as over 30 postgraduate programs. Across our four Faculties, research-creation and teaching take a wide spectrum approach to social issues, industry needs, cultural diversity and science and technology. Concordia’s researchers are making major contributions to new knowledge and shaping the next generation of leaders through interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research. Special areas of focus include aerospace, health, biotechnology, information security, and smart buildings and resilient cities.


Faculty of Arts and Science: We have received international recognition for our programs and research in education, communication studies, journalism, human rights, exercise science, psychology and genomics. The Faculty is also renowned for the small classes and interdisciplinary nature of its six schools/colleges: Liberal Arts College, Science College, Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability, the School of Community and Public Affairs, School of Irish Studies and the Simone de Beauvoir Institute.

Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science: Key programs focus on energy, environment and infrastructure; aerospace and transportation; nanotechnology and materials; and information security and telecommunications. All Bachelor of Engineering programs at Concordia are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. Concordia ranks among the top 10 engineering schools in Canada, according to Macleans 2019 program rankings.


Faculty of Fine Arts: We make things happen that matter. Disciplines include digital and cinematic arts and interactive media, electronic textiles and gaming. Students can specialize in the visual and performing arts in such areas as art history, contemporary dance, design, film production, music, theatre and studio arts.


John Molson School of Business: Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB), the School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs. Accountancy and finance are in high demand and notable areas of research include sustainability, family business, entrepreneurship and women in leadership. Unique graduate-level programs include the Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program and the Goodman Investment Management Program.


Students can also take non-credit courses and seminars through our Centre for Continuing Education.

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