EXPERIENCE-POWERED LEARNING

Expanding ‘humanics’ through a network of experiences

Learners must prepare for an AI-driven future. To help them stay agile throughout their lives, Northeastern has introduced "humanics"—a curriculum that integrates technological, data, and human literacies.

  • 146

    countries where Northeastern has provided students with experiential learning opportunities, up from 60 in 2006

    7

    locations: Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; San Francisco Bay Area; Seattle; London; Toronto; and Vancouver

    195

    combined majors, up from 142 last year, including biology and English, computer science and philosophy, and environmental studies and economics

  • Gabriela Compagni, SSH'21

    ETHICAL TECHNOLOGY PATH RUNS THROUGH LONDON

    Gabriela Compagni, SSH'21, discovered new skills and career possibilities during the semester-long Data, Ethics, and Culture program at NCH at Northeastern in London, focusing on humanics. It was a natural fit for the philosophy major, who pursued her interest in digital technology by taking a minor in data science.

    “The program confirmed my interest in the area of technology, ethics, and oversight over technology research,” she says. “It's a field that's growing rapidly and needs attention. I made valuable connections with NCH and Northeastern professors that I wouldn't have made in any other setting.”

The power of experience

  • Amanda Stroiney, S'16

    HELPING CANCER PATIENTS PERSONALIZE THEIR TREATMENTS

    A co-op through Northeastern's CaNCURE program—which exposes students to cancer nanomedicine—set Amanda Stroiney, S'16, on the path to medical school. She worked in radiology at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and took a clinical research position there after graduation. Now at a startup, Stroiney is using her communication skills and understanding of patients' needs to build an app that delivers personalized treatment information to women with breast cancer. She has set her sights on becoming an oncologist.

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    3,234

    students had a global learning experience in 2018–2019

A diversity of student experiences

  • 22%

    of the student body are students of color, up from 16% in 2006

    34%

    of Northeastern students are international, up from 8 percent in 2006

    18,900

    students participated in 485 student organizations in 2018–2019

  • 5

    Northeastern teams won their conference championships in 2018–2019, including men's basketball, men's ice hockey, women's ice hockey, women's rowing, and men's track and field

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  • 8

    teams competed in national championship tournaments in 2018–2019, the most in Northeastern's history

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