Concordia University is located in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Montreal, Quebec and it is one of Canada's most innovative and diverse, comprehensive universities. Concordia University defines next-generation education by anticipating the future of what a university can and should be. Our research and teaching is daring, transformative and distinct 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 University 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 quite possibly the most cosmopolitan city 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.