All of our programs leading to the research doctorate offer students challenging assignments inside our many partner organizations in industry, government, academia, and the nonprofit sector. Northeastern is one of the only universities in the world to offer all PhD students experiential learning opportunities outside of their primary research group. Placements are flexible and customizable, tailored to the interests of students and partners.
Our students discover opportunity: Northeastern’s distinctive approach pushes students beyond their campus comfort zone. Immersive experiences inform— and transform—students’ research trajectory while expanding their networks and helping them chart a path to careers in and beyond academia.
Partnerships in research and PhD education: The LEADERs Program is a new, experiential-learning initiative that integrates leadership and professional- skills education with a research project at an organization in industry or the public sector. The program—Leadership Education Advancing Discovery through Embedded Research—enriches students’ own research as they address the real-world needs of enterprises in fields from STEM to the social sciences and humanities.
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Experiential PhD Expo
by Greg St. Martin
Northeastern hosted the Experiential PhD Expo on May 2nd to showcase the breadth and depth of research PhD students and their faculty mentors are pursuing with external partners.
A Crystal-Clear Human Brain
by Sarah Coppola
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Origami Speeds up Drug Development
by Sarah Coppola
Since 2015, a research team led by Northeastern engineering professor Carol Livermore has used…