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Ensuring academic and research excellence

Advancing our mission

Northeastern University is a force for global transformation; the Office of the Provost guides the academic and research initiatives powering that change. In addition to overseeing and supporting Northeastern’s schools, colleges, faculty, and global research enterprise, the provost’s office guides the university in implementing the academic plan and a range of interdisciplinary initiatives across its 10 colleges and schools.

The office is led by Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs David Madigan and a dynamic team of deans and administrators.

Our priorities

The provost’s office is responsible for many integral components of the Northeastern community, from enhancing the quality of academic and research programs to supporting the success of faculty.



Advancing Northeastern’s commitment to best-in-class academics and experiential education, the provost’s office oversees undergraduate, master’s, and PhD academic programs that offer unique academic journeys that prepare students and graduates to make an impact in the world.


The office oversees and supports the university’s world-class translational research and research computing enterprise, as well as Northeastern’s research institutes and centers. It also supports global research partnerships and consortia spanning academia, government, and industry.

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    Global partnerships
    Builds high-value academic relationships and initiatives with worldwide partners across academia, government, and the public and private sectors
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    Diversity, equity, and inclusion
    Oversees the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which serves as a central coordinating hub for strategic diversity leadership across the global university network


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Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

(617) 373–2000

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