Northeastern University to Open First International Campus in Toronto in 2016

Go Huskies, eh?

Photo by Alex Lau

Photo by Alex Lau

Northeastern University announced Monday its plans to open its first international satellite campus north of the border in Toronto, Ontario.

The new campus, slated for a 2016 launch, will offer master’s degree programs in fields experiencing high demand in the region, including, project management, information assurance, and reg­u­la­tory affairs for drugs, bio­logics, and med­ical devices. Northeastern is the first American university to be granted approval by the Ontatio government to offer mul­tiple degree pro­grams in the province without a local edu­ca­tional partner, the school says.

Northeastern says its still searching for a location in downtown Toronto for the campus, as it pores over a “strong list of candidates” for its first dean and CEO.

No uni­ver­sity can be con­fined to a single campus,” President Joseph E. Aoun said in a release. “Because of co-​​op, a North­eastern edu­ca­tion has never been lim­ited to the campus. This ini­tia­tive is a more inten­tional approach to taking our edu­ca­tional model around the world. Toronto’s cul­ture of inno­va­tion and increased demand for a highly skilled work­force make it an excel­lent regional partner for North­eastern. We are excited to build a bright future together.”

In the same release, Toronto Mayor John Tory said Northeastern’s arrival is “great news” for the city of 6 million. Northeastern has regional campuses in Charlotte, North Car­olina, Seattle, and Sil­icon Valley, as well.