29 avril – Café #18:  » Le modèle Northeastern »Pr Joseph E. Aoun – President, Northeastern University

Le Président Aoun nous présentera le modèle Northeastern, le renforcement de ses collaborations internationales ainsi que les liens très forts tissés entre l’université et le monde de l’entreprise. Northeastern University a été élue en 2008, meilleure université américaine pour le placement professionnel de ses étudiants par la Princeton Review.

Joseph E. Aoun, an internationally known scholar in linguistics, is the seventh president of Northeastern University-a preeminent global, experiential, research university. Since his presidency began in August 2006, he has charted an ambitious and distinctive course to advance Northeastern. At the heart of his vision is a commitment to strengthen the University’s leadership position in experiential and cooperative education; create global programs with an urban perspective; foster a research environment where faculty uncover solutions to real-world problems; and build innovative partnerships so that Northeastern can better serve its students, its city, the nation, and the world.

President Aoun serves on the boards of directors of the American Council on Education, Artists for Humanity, the Boston Private Industry Council, Boston World Partnerships, Jobs for Mass, and the New England Council.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable and Massachusetts Math & Science Initiative, and serves on the Leadership Council for the Massachusetts Life Sciences Collaborative and as cochair of the City to City Boston initiative.

President Aoun received his PhD in linguistics and philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981; his Diploma of Advanced Studies in General and Theoretical Linguistics from the University of Paris (France) VIII in 1977; and his Masters in Oriental Languages and Literature from Saint Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon) in 1975. In 2006 he was presented with the Chevalier de L’ordre des Palmes Academiques from the French Government, and in May of 2007 Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion presented him the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. President Aoun has published seven books and written more than 40 articles.

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