Founded in 1898, Northeastern University describes itself as a “global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world.”
The private institution has its main campus in the Fenway, Roxbury and Back Bay areas of Boston, Massachusetts, but has satellite campuses in other parts of the state.
Its reach is not limited to New England however, and Northeastern has graduate campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Toronto.
It caters for over 24,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who study under the Latin motto: Lux, Veritas, Virtus (Light, Truth, Courage).
The institution places great importance on global engagement and offers students learning opportunities with over 3000 partners in seven continents.
Faculty members regularly collaborate on research with colleagues on the other side of the world, and Northeastern alumni, trained as global, engaged citizens during their time at the university, are making their mark in 186 countries.
Northeastern has a proud sporting heritage, offering 18 varsity sports, 43 club sports, and 32 intramural sports – all playing under the Northeastern Huskies moniker.
The university has produced a wide-ranging list of notable alumni from a wide range of professional industries. Richard Egan and Roger Marino, co-founders of multinational EMC Corporation graduated from Northeastern in 1961. Jeff Clarke the CEO of Kodak took his MBA at the university.
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