A Message from the Senior Vice Provost for Research

Welcome to Research at Northeastern University where an overarching commitment to use-inspired, solution-focused research has led to greater impact and a 275% increase of external research funding over the last 14 years.

On this website you will find examples of faculty and student research programs that are tackling some of the biggest global challenges in healthsecurity and sustainability. By emphasizing and investing in collaborative, interdisciplinary research, Northeastern is creating new capabilities in emerging areas like network science, experiential AI, brain imaging, and global resiliency, where bold new configurations are required to understand complex systems and translate fundamental discoveries into real-world applications.  Northeastern is a founding member in international and regional academic-industry consortia in human health, cybersecurity and high-performance computing. We are home to the Kostas Research Institute, a consortium of partners, special laboratories, and secure facilities, where academic research discoveries can be applied to sensitive problems of national and global security. We are also growing research across the Northeastern network on our global campuses – Boston, Charlotte, London, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Toronto, and Vancouver.  Our newest campus is the Roux Institute in Maine, which is focused on Experiential AI and human health, manufacturing, and data science and digital engineering.

The Division of Research supports Northeastern’s thriving research enterprise by conducting outreach to funding agencies, corporate and foundation sponsors, and developing partnerships with academic/clinical/industry collaborators that increase the scope and impact of Northeastern University research and graduate education. Along this translational continuum, the Division partners with the Center for Research Innovation, which provides a pathway for identifying and developing those discoveries that have the greatest commercial potential.

This is a time of great challenges, providing an opportunity for the university community and our external partners to work together to increase Northeastern University’s impact, by applying use-inspired research to areas of critical global need.

David Luzzi
Senior Vice Provost for Research and Vice President, Innovation Campus at Burlington

Last Updated on January 5, 2021