Northeastern 2025

Northeastern is embarking on a strategic plan to guide the university’s course for the next ten years.

Provost's Welcome Message

Defining our Essence

All great universities have a distinctive character. For private research universities like Northeastern, the importance of articulating a distinctive shared purpose may never have been greater than it is in the current environment.

What is the essence of Northeastern—the distinctive core beliefs and values that orient the university in the midst of change?

Drivers of Change

The environment surrounding higher education is changing rapidly. Technology is re-shaping the future of work, as well as modes of delivering education. Our students are graduating into the "gig economy," in which millennials are holding jobs for an average of 2.6 years. Concern about the affordability and effectiveness of higher education is widespread.

What do you think will be the most powerful forces for change in higher education in the next ten years?

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