Northeastern’s Roux Institute is designed to spur innovation, build talent, and drive economic growth in Portland, the state of Maine, and the Northeast. Partnerships—with industry, academia, and government—set our education and research model apart.
Graduate learning and research for the AI-driven economy
The Roux Institute is named in recognition of the generous founding investment made by David Roux and his wife, Barbara. The Rouxs understand the challenges posed to society by rapid technological change—and why a new model of education is the best way to meet emerging industry needs.
The Rouxs teamed with Northeastern as the institute’s founding academic partner because they believe in the power of its distinctive model, which makes employers vital partners in learning and research. They saw opportunities ahead for transforming Portland, Maine, into a hub for nurturing talent and innovation in AI and other tech-forward fields.
In early November 2020, the Roux Institute opened its campus in the city’s Old Port district at 100 Fore St., also the new headquarters of corporate partner WEX, Inc. This initial campus, just one block from the eastern waterfront, features 25,000 square feet of space for classrooms, study, and meetings, and offers ample parking. Plans call for a permanent campus by 2024, with space for research laboratories as well as teaching.
Join our founding partners. Together, we co-design employee learning programs and build talent pipelines. And we collaborate to innovate through research, speeding the translation of discoveries into advanced technologies.