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Northeastern Gets Permission to Call London Campus a University

July 21, 2022

Northeastern University announced that it is the first U.S.-based institution of higher learning to be granted “university title” by England’s higher education regulator, the Office for Students.

When Northeastern merged with London’s New College of the Humanities in 2019, the college’s name was changed to NCH at Northeastern. On Wednesday, it became Northeastern University–London.

Susan Lapworth, interim chief executive of the Office for Students, said students need assurance that a higher education provider using the title “university” will live up to its name. “Protecting the use of the term ‘university’ by carefully considering the suitability of an institution to hold that title means the [Office for Students] is protecting the reputation of the entire sector,” Lapworth said.

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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