"Northeastern University, the world leader in experiential
learning, will open a series of educational hubs embedded directly in
select companies across the Bay Area, beginning in Silicon Valley." according to News@Northeastern.
|Photo: Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun|
The research university is bringing its century-old experiential learning model and global industry network to a northern California market that demands more professionals educated in science, technology, engineering, and math—particularly women and minorities.
Northeastern University–Silicon Valley is the latest addition to the university’s global network, which includes the flagship campus in Boston; regional campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Seattle; and more than 3,000 industry partners worldwide. The university’s presence in Silicon Valley is unique due to its co-location with an entrepreneurial and widely respected industry partner, Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ:IDTI).
This hub will feature a technology-focused portfolio delivered through online and hybrid formats, enabling students to combine the convenience and power of online learning with the benefits of face-to-face instruction. Northeastern will collaborate with partner companies, such as IDT, on tailoring curriculum and creating real-world experiential opportunities as part of each degree and certificate program.
Northeastern University–Silicon Valley will also create a research ecosystem leveraging the university’s faculty and research centers to benefit the entire region.
“Northeastern has never been bound by location,” said President Joseph E. Aoun. “Our co-op program takes students around the world, and our regional campus network provides experiential learning for professionals in a knowledge-based economy. Northeastern’s Silicon Valley hub builds on our approach of seeing businesses as partners and new regions as opportunities to empower human potential.”