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Areas of Research

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What We Offer

Virginia Tech’s strategic plan affirms the university’s commitment to achieving excellence as a comprehensive land-grant university that makes innovative contributions in learning, discovery, and engagement.

The Discovery Scholarship Domain outlines the university’s commitments to research and creative scholarship in strategically important areas, drawing upon established strengths and building resources in order to capture opportunities and produce quality research.

The strategic priorities in the Discovery Scholarship Domain are:

  • Sustainability
  • Resilience
  • Security
  • Health

Research Institutes and University Research Centers

The seven Research Institutes of Virginia Tech and two University Research Centers cross discipline and college lines to address the nation's priorities and grand challenges of science. Along with the many college and department centers, laboratories, and groups, hundreds of researchers are working to make life better for us all and educate tomorrow's scientists and engineers. The university's research enterprise is a resource that welcomes partnerships. This site is organized by area of research to help you find the centers and institutes working in areas of interest to you.