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‘It’s been exciting to see how students lead the way’
Northeastern is leading the way in the type of learning and knowledge that separates humans from machines, providing students with the skills needed to thrive in a workforce disrupted by advancements in technology.
The university’s strategic plan, Northeastern 2025, embraces the benefits of lifelong learning, combined with interdisciplinary and experiential education and an approach to learning called humanics, which combines data literacy, tech literacy, and human literacy.
Uta Poiger, dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern since 2012, has responded by bringing together different points of view representing different disciplines to help students respond to evolving societal issues, such as privacy and ethics in the social media age.