Salem Rehman
Vice Chancellor, NIU

Acting Vice Chancellor’s Message

As we turn the corner on the COVID-19 pandemic, we aim to transition to our normal lives not only with apprehension, but with significant changes in the way that we wish to continue our lives considering the global impact the pandemic has left in its wake.

Like individuals, institutions are also judged by their progress in times of stress, and how they confront the challenges they are faced with. Here at NIU, similar to other institutions, we have had a daunting challenge to react to all the recent changes and make your journey as exciting and ‘normal’ as it would have been before the pandemic. In doing so, we invite you to be a part of this transition and to help us to deliberate and determine which changes will prove for us to stick to, and how to best inculcate them into our new normal. We assure you that we will continue to work for the single minded goal of pursuing our common vision to support each other as members of the NIU community, and our the broader community.

Whilst we are a small university, we aim to provide the highest levels of achievement to our students through our highly trained professional faculty and the individual attention to nourish the pursuits of our students. We are building upon our vision of a strong, professionally focused institution providing relevant and meaningful research opportunities coupled with a strong academia-industry partnership. We are also fostering strong connection with our community and government entities to assist in much needed input for driving policy level initiatives through our strong network of sister organizations under the NUR-FMS umbrella.

Whether you are a budding student interested in pursuing a highly professional oriented degree program, or a current professional student looking for opportunities in a wide array of graduate degree programs that we offer, NIU should be your first destination. I encourage you to go through our website and learn about what our well-placed alumni and current students have to say about us. I also encourage you to visit our vibrant campus to learn how we can help you not only embark on your educational journey, but to assist you in your career planning with local and international professional opportunities available through our network.

Salem Rehman

Acting Vice Chancellor, NIU