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About Northeastern

A global research university,
powered by experience

Experience is at the heart of everything we do

Founded in 1898, we’re renowned for our experiential learning model, high-impact research, deep partnerships, and worldwide reach. From day one we’ve pursued innovative ways of teaching and research that place a premium on experience and engagement with the world. Today, our signature approach erases traditional boundaries, empowering not only students, but faculty, alumni, partners, and innovators to solve problems and pursue impact.

Opportunity is always in motion

We’ve created a one-of-a-kind global university system of campuses, alumni, and partners that forms a dynamic, diverse, and inclusive community. We create new opportunities for richer educational experiences, and deeper collaborations across industries and disciplines to bring the right expertise together to go from promise to reality. 


campuses in the U.S., U.K., and Canada


employer partners across the globe


Northeastern alumni communities worldwide

Our campuses

Fully integrated and locally informed, our network of campuses provides our community and partners unique opportunities across a vast range of geographic, political, and cultural contexts. The system serves as a platform for scaling ideas, partners, talent, and solutions, making the work of our students, faculty, and collaborators richer and more consequential.

  • arlington-campus
    Arlington, Virginia

    Our hub for research and graduate education at the intersection of technology, security, and policy

  • IMG_Boston_Mural-1

    Established in 1898, our first campus is a comprehensive hub for learning, discovery, and urban engagement

  • IMG_Burlington_Drone
    Burlington, Massachusetts

    Home to world-class national security and defense research and a magnet for science-based startups

  • Charlotte-campus
    Charlotte, North Carolina

    An engine for professional education in the life and health sciences

  • london-campus

    Our hub in Europe, with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees—including a U.S./U.K. double degree—and world-leading network science research

  • miami-campus

    Graduate education and entrepreneurship programming to support the rapidly transforming finance and tech economy

  • nahant-campus
    Nahant, Massachusetts

    A vibrant center for coastal sustainability research and innovation

  • Oakland Campus
    Oakland, California

    Our West Coast undergraduate campus offering unique entrepreneurship and social impact programming, and home to the Mills Institute

  • portland-campus
    Portland, Maine

    An engine for economic development with graduate degrees and research in technology, and home to the Roux Institute

  • seattle-campus

    Graduate degrees and research focused on the region’s booming tech industry, and undergraduate summer programs

  • sv-campus
    Silicon Valley

    Graduate education for high-tech fields in the heart of California’s Big Tech region

  • Toronto-campus

    Preparing professionals to thrive in high-demand fields in North America’s third-largest tech market

  • Vancouver Campus

    Professional education aligned with British Columbia’s rising startup and high-tech ecosystem

The leader in global experiential learning  

Providing you with the world’s most dynamic, rich, and global undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral education

Research for global impact

Building powerful interdisciplinary teams of faculty and partners to solve widespread, global problems

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Meet our president

Joseph E. Aoun, an internationally renowned scholar in linguistics, is a leading authority on global and experiential learning and is at the forefront of driving innovation in higher education. He is the author of Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, a blueprint for the future of learning.

Big ideas, big results


countries where Northeastern has provided experiential learning opportunities, up from 60 in 2006


in financial aid grants for


in external research awards, June 2023

Impact with purpose

  • Academic Plan, Experience Unleashed

    Going beyond the traditional boundaries of campus, and creating opportunities to learn, experience, and innovate wherever possible

  • Climate change and sustainability

    Driving the ideas, discoveries, and action to make communities everywhere more sustainable, resilient, and equitable

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion

    Creating a welcoming environment where everyone can thrive, succeed, and feel a strong sense of belonging

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