Under President Aoun’s leadership, Northeastern has redefined the global university, expanding co-op and other experiential learning opportunities to more than 128 countries and creating new educational and research partnerships that align with the increasingly global nature of higher education.
President Aoun has strategically aligned the University’s research enterprise with three global imperatives—health, security, and sustainability. Northeastern focuses on transforming research into commercial solutions that address the world’s most pressing problems.
Building on Northeastern’s leadership in cooperative education, President Aoun has made experiential learning the centerpiece for the university’s innovation in higher education. The integration of classroom and real world experiences makes a Northeastern education more responsive to the needs of the 21st century economy.
President Aoun is a leading voice on the global and national higher education landscape. He has made Northeastern a model for the 21st century university as an innovative institution that is not afraid to disrupt and chart its own path. Leveraging the university’s model of education, global network and research enterprise, he’s led the launch of regional campuses in Charlotte, Seattle and Silicon Valley.