Types of Partnerships
Northwestern University engages with institutions around the world through the following types of partnerships:
Example: Bocconi University Exchange
Customized Study Abroad Programs
Northwestern and partner faculty develop and deliver study abroad programs at one of our partner institutions, typically organized around a topic or theme.
Example: Public Health in China Program
Dual Degree Programs
Students complete requirements for two degrees from two institutions, with efficiencies in course taking. Each institution awards its own degree.
Joint Degree Programs
The Kellogg School of Management is the only Northwestern school with joint degree programs. These are co-taught programs that result in one degree granted by both institutions.
Example: Kellogg / Schulich Program with the Schulich School of Business at York University in Canada
Incoming Degree Programs
These are one-way dual degree programs for students from partner institutions. Northwestern students do not participate in these programs.
Example: Dual MS in Materials Science Engineering
Executive Education Programs
Example: Executive Education Program with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
These are institutional research agreements, approved by the Office for Research, that commit Northwestern faculty or centers to ongoing research with a partner institution.
Example: Northwestern's Center for Water Research agreement with Ben Gurion University in Israel
These are agreements set-up at the institutional level. Usually, this signifies partnership interest on multiple levels.
Example: Universität Hamburg
Some relationships evolve over time and become comprehensive partnerships.
Example: Northwestern University’s partnership with Sciences Po in Paris, France, includes a student exchange program, three specially designed thematic study abroad programs, a graduate research program, a faculty exchange, a dual