Northeastern University Changemaker Campus

Northeastern University’s social innovation ecosystem is built on six pillars that define our identity and culture: experiential education, curricular innovation, research and scholarship, interdisciplinary culture, global and community engagement, and student leadership development.  These pillars are buttressed by robust curricular and co-curricular offerings. Most notably these values are deeply embedded in our new core curriculum (“NU Core”). NU Core is designed to develop in our students the broad knowledge, intellectual creativity, and multi-faceted skills that prepare them to be engaged global citizens and leaders, successful professionals, and lifelong learners. The intellectual strengths and balanced perspectives that students acquire enable them to engage with the world, translate and apply knowledge, solve problems, lead change, and enjoy rewarding and fulfilling lives.

Northeastern University’s Thought Leadership


2021 Exchange:
Let’s Design a “Changemaking for Lawyers” Syllabus!
$650B Opportunity: Connecting Students with Transformative Power Of University Endowments
COVID-19 Rapid Response: Deploying Student Changemakers

2020 Exchange:
Digital Storytelling for the Common Good

2018 Exchange:
Big Idea Talk: Teaching Ways of Thinking and Being Before Ways of Doing

Changemaker Campus

Launched in 2008, Ashoka offers the Changemaker Campus designation to leading institutions in social innovation education. These institutions share the vision for higher education to become the next global driver of social change by transforming the educational experience into a world-changing experience.