North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is cre­ating a new bio­engi­neering depart­ment, campus offi­cials announced.

The news comes less than a month after the uni­ver­sity received final approval from city offi­cials to build a new $225 mil­lion research building ded­i­cated to sci­ence and engi­neering studies, fields that Boston-​​area higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions have made major invest­ments in recently.

The new depart­ment will be cre­ated within the university’s Col­lege of Engineering.

The depart­ment will present exciting new research and learning oppor­tu­ni­ties across other col­leges and dis­ci­plines for stu­dents and fac­ulty and will leverage the health­care and biotech­nology indus­tries’ rapid growth,” the uni­ver­sity said in a statement.

The depart­ment will develop new bachelor’s and master’s degree pro­grams and new research pro­grams in bio­engi­neering and will incor­po­rate an existing doc­toral pro­gram in the field. The depart­ment will also offer co-​​op pro­gram opportunities.

It will build upon the inno­v­a­tive research already underway by North­eastern fac­ulty and stu­dents across dis­ci­plines in areas such as tissue engi­neering, biode­vices, bio­me­chanics, and nan­otech­nology in med­i­cine and the envi­ron­ment,” the uni­ver­sity said.

 

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