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Welcome Toronto campus to the Northeastern Network


I am delighted to announce the addition of the first international regional campus to Northeastern’s Global Network –  a new graduate campus will begin in Toronto in 2016. Like Seattle, Boston and Silicon Valley, Toronto is a globally competitive city and knowledge hub.  Our Global Network of campuses provides students with many options for academic advancement and experiential learning. Here in Seattle ... Read More »

Welcome Week 2015: Work Hard, Study Smart, Stay Engaged


Wednesday marks the official first day of classes for Fall Term, and for the new students at Northeastern University-Seattle this can mean a change in their routine as they begin to balance graduate level coursework with their daily lives. Yooree Chae, MS in Bioinformatics, said she noticed a difference from her undergraduate experience. “You are expected to know things in ... Read More »

Fall 2015: Dean welcomes new and returning students!

Welcome to Northeastern’s Fall 2015 Term! And for those of you who are new, welcome to Northeastern University-Seattle! You come to a far larger campus and experienced staff and faculty this Fall. We now have three campus locations here in South Lake Union, the hub of Seattle’s innovative tech companies, to accommodate the needs of our growing number of students ... Read More »

Speaker Panel preview: Doctor of Education alumna discusses importance of early childhood development

“If we want our world to continue, we have to leave it in good hands.” These future leaders that need to be prepared aren’t just the graduating high school seniors or the sixth grade STEM classrooms, but the toddlers still running around in diapers. “We don’t think about children as future leaders until they are in high school then we ... Read More »

Graduate Students Serve as Consultants to Italian Industries

How do Italian firms incorporate the challenge of sustainability in businesses with both a global and local outlook? Nineteen Northeastern University students from an online course in the Master’s in Global Studies and International Relations program are combining a study-abroad trip and an international consultancy as they seek answers to that question. These graduate students are participating this week in the College ... Read More »

Northeastern in the Northwest: How do we fit in?

From time to time, I am asked, “How does Northeastern University fit in the Pacific Northwest?”  Aside from possible campus confusion (we are the Huskies after all!), it is important to understand the role Northeastern-Seattle plays in Washington State and the Greater Seattle region. Washington State is blessed with many excellent institutions of higher education.  It has 39 community colleges, many of which are ... Read More »

Unique Approach to Graduate Education Yields Great Growth in Computer Science Program

As you may know, we’ve recently expanded our Seattle Graduate campus, to an additional 10,000 square feet of classrooms and collaboration space just a block away from our 401 Terry Ave N. campus. In the coming weeks we will be inviting friends and the community to join us, check out the space, and celebrate the added capacity for education in ... Read More »

Seattle is an Innovation Hub and Needs Smart Graduates!

Two years ago Northeastern was very intentional in choosing the center of the South Lake Union neighborhood as the location for our Seattle Graduate Campus.  Within a mile we have 50+ biotech/biomedical research institutes (see graphic), the Gates Foundation global headquarters, and dozens of innovative technology companies, including Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft. Finally, just across the street, the headquarters of Amazon. ... Read More »

Closing the Skills Gap: Collaboration and Innovation Leading to Change


Finding the job you want in the Seattle region — what’s in the toolbox for finding and getting that job.  How does your company find the employees it needs to prosper? Multiple articles and studies in recent months have highlighted two key facts: 1) there are a lot of unfilled jobs in this region; and 2) many people are trying to land ... Read More »

GAMES, girls and STEM: fitting it all together


The GAMES Initiative (Girls Advancing Math, Engineering and Science) enters 2014 with a lot of positive momentum. The three co-founders, – Northeastern University, the Institute for Systems Biology, and the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) – are thoroughly behind this initiative. The specific initiative is to launch, by fall 2017, three free, commercial-quality video games that engage middle school girls ... Read More »