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

Concordia University defines next-generation education. We anticipate the future of what a university can and should be. Our research and teaching is daring, transformative and distinct. We advance with a “big thinking” approach that examines societal issues from an expansive, interdisciplinary perspective. Concordia is an open and engaged university that encourages students to become active, critical and global citizens. As part of Montreal’s fabric, we are deeply connected to the city — and we are deeply connected to the world at large. More than 46,000 students choose Concordia each year. Globally, we have nearly 200,000 graduates.


Concordia offers more than 300 undergraduate programs and 200 graduate programs, as well as over 30 postgraduate programs. Non-credit courses are offered by our Centre for Continuing Education. Research-creation activities take a wide spectrum approach to social issues, industry needs, cultural diversity and science and technology. From environmental sustainability to preventive health and well-being, aerospace, biotechnology, information security, and smart buildings and resilient cities Concordia’s researchers are making major contributions to new knowledge, and to shaping the next generation of leaders.


Concordia’s Sir George Williams campus is in Quartier Concordia, a vibrant neighbourhood in downtown Montreal. It is home to the John Molson School of Business, the Engineering and Computer Science and Visual Arts Building, the Grey Nuns’ 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. With 33 percent of its students enrolled part-time, many courses are available during the evening. The main library is open 24 hours a day.


Arts and Science: The university is internationally recognized for its programs and research in communication studies, journalism, public and oral history, 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 Canadian Irish Studies and the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. 


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.


Fine Arts: Disciplines include digital design 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.


Concordia’s John Molson School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB). It provides undergraduate and graduate business programs. Accountancy and finance are in high demand. Unique graduate-level programs include the Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program and the Goodman Investment Management Program.

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