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An R1 research university, designed for impact

With employers at the table from day one, we co-create learning programs powered by experience—and research collaborations to meet challenges worldwide.

Our Key offerings

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In-demand degrees and certificates

Earn credentials and real-world experience with leading employers. Get ahead in your career or change direction. Join a community of nearly 8,000 alumni and parents located in the National Capital Region.

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Learning programs created with, and for, your organization

Meet your unique needs for talent, and close the gap in tech-focused, project management, and other essential skills. Co-design workforce development programs to stay on top in a digitally transformed economy.

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Research partnerships that advance your capabilities

Work closely with faculty in fields from security and intelligence to resilience and nanomanufacturing. Leverage our advanced research expertise and flexible IP policies to de-risk and accelerate your innovation.

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Experience the benefits of our worldwide reach.

Our model for learning and discovery is impact driven. It expands your opportunities for research and for education enriched by experience. It affords you insight across geographic, political, and cultural contexts. And it prepares you to meet challenges facing communities head-on.


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


partners worldwide


alumni in 179 countries


How our collaborations fuel innovation

Partnering with the U.S. Army on technologies to keep warfighters safe

To develop technologies that save lives on the battlefield, the Army Research Laboratory located its Northeast regional hub at Northeastern’s George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security. Teams at campuses in both Arlington, Virginia, and Burlington, Massachusetts, focus on cybersecurity, tactical shelters, smart sensors, and nanomaterials for medical, defense, and energy applications.

Working with the Department of Homeland Security on protective technology for public spaces

With a $36-million contract from the Department of Homeland Security, Northeastern engineering professor Michael Silevitch is leading 11 academic and industry partners in creating a surveillance system for large public venues, such as schools, stadiums, and public transit. Their virtual SENTRY uses video feeds, cell phone traffic, drone footage, and social media posts to help officials assess and thwart local attacks.

Partnering with AeroVironment on drones for security, surveillance, and package delivery

In 2019, Northeastern welcomed AeroVironment, the leading U.S. drone maker, to its Burlington, Massachusetts campus, and built a printing and electronics lab to the company’s specifications. The research partners are pooling expertise in AI and materials to ramp up drone technology and manufacturing for national security, defense, civilian, and commercial purposes.


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