Northeastern University, a NEC member, will launch their second Canadian campus in Vancouver in January 2020. The Boston-based university currently has off-site campuses in Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, Charlotte, NC, Toronto, and London.
The University’s sixth campus expansion will focus on the technology industry and will offer master’s degrees in project management and information systems. Northeastern has recognized the high demand for computer scientists on Canada’s west coast and plans to attract such students with courses in artificial intelligence, data science, cybersecurity, and information design and visualization. The Vancouver campus will offer the masters of computer science starting in the spring semester of 2020.
“There’s a need for computer scientists here, and it’s explicit. We’ll be putting graduates into those high technology jobs who are going to be extremely well prepared and road-tested through co-op,” said Steve Eccles, Dean of the Vancouver campus.
“We are excited to build this partnership with Vancouver, a great global city whose strengths and goals align so closely with ours,” said University President and NEC Board Member Joseph Aoun. “Vancouver and Northeastern are shaping the technology driven economy that is human-centered, giving learners and innovators the right opportunities for continuous reinvention.”
The NEC congratulates Northeastern on this exciting expansion and their commitment to ensuring that innovative employers have access to a skilled workforce.