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We invested in high-impact research.

In 2016, Northeastern moved into the top tier for research activity among U.S. colleges and universities, according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education—a marker of achievement in discovery.

$130.5M

in external research funding, an increase of 168% in 10 years

2015-2016

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420%

increase in faculty and student patent applications filed annually

2006-2016

We aimed at knowledge that drives 21st century solutions.

Northeastern has always been about making a greater impact on the world. Since 2006, the university has elevated its research impact through a strategic focus on grand challenges in health, security, and sustainability, powered by expertise in the technologies that propel innovation.