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.