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Use the following boilerplate for institutional marketing and communication pieces—particularly for external audiences—that require a high-level description of Northeastern. Examples include white papers and overview brochures.

Boilerplate copy must not be edited.

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About Northeastern University

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experiential lifelong learning. Our approach of integrating real-world experience with education, research, and innovation empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create worldwide impact. 

Northeastern’s comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools across our global system of campuses. Learning is personalized and experiential, with a curriculum that emphasizes the intersection of data, technology, and human literacies—uniquely preparing graduates for lives of fulfillment and accomplishment. 

Our research enterprise, with an R1 Carnegie classification, is solutions-oriented and spans the world. Our faculty scholars work in teams that cross not just disciplines, but also sectors—aligned around today’s highly interconnected global challenges and focused on transformative impact for humankind.