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Why Northwestern

The Northwestern Difference.

Northwestern University

Northwestern University students, faculty, and staff come from diverse backgrounds and we wouldn't have it any other way. Our unique perspectives and lived experiences lead to an academic environment that is bold, collaborative, and innovative.

Our faculty are global experts who use a mixture of theory and practice to pursue breakthroughs that have an impact in our local communities and across the globe. We are making strides across all fields, including nanotechnology, chemistry, neuroscience, biotechnology, the arts and humanities, public policy, materials science and engineering, and drug discovery.

Our partnerships with companies and industry researchers allow us to take on humanity’s toughest challenges to create life-changing products and services that are value-added and visible, both on campus and in the marketplace. Explore the topics below to find out what makes us Northwestern.