Our students do more than simply listen to lectures or observe research from afar—they create knowledge firsthand. Through collaborative partnerships with faculty mentors and peers and experiential learning opportunities in hospitals, laboratories, and corporations around the world, Northeastern students are engaged and connected to learning on a global stage.
Northeastern undergraduate researchers present their findings in scholarly journals, at global academic conferences and colloquia, and at Northeastern's own annual Research & Scholarship Expo. Undergraduates can gain funding for their projects, including grants and stipends, through the Provost's Office and the Honors program.
The research environment at Northeastern is highly interdisciplinary and use-inspired with a focus on solving global challenges in health, security, and sustainability. The university has special research expertise in network science, biotechnology and drug discovery, nanotechnology, renewable energy, subsurface sensing and imaging, explosives detection, information security, and urban public policy.