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Research expenditures see 9 percent growth in one year

“The upward trajectory of growth is due to the dedication of our faculty who are going after larger sponsored research awards and increased university research development support,” said Sui, who is also the university’s chief innovation and research officer.

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Learn about campus research-focused events and programs intended to inform and support researchers' interests and enhance their portfolios.

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The Office of Research and Innovation enriches, supports, cultivates, and champions research, innovation, creative activities, and scholarship that seek to make the world a better place.


$556 million research expenditures
Ranked Top 50 Research Institution
Ranked Top 5% in Nation for Research Expenditures

Solving challenges emerging in a rapidly changing world >>>

The university has invested in major research initiatives, bringing together diverse expertise that transcends traditional discipline boundaries. In partnership with industry, government, and foundations, these focus areas address emerging challenges and opportunities that seek to improve the human condition and create a better world for all. 

These strategically focused areas are Virginia Tech Research Frontiers.

Kaveh Akbari Hamed Lab Robots.

The Artificial Intelligence Frontier

Harnessing artificial intelligence for intelligence augmentation

Building on expertise in artificial intelligence and data science, systems engineering, neuroscience, human factors, robotics, immersive visualization, and education, among others, to accelerate human-technology partnerships toward seamless augmentation, ethically and sustainably.

A researcher in a lab working with plants.

The Health Frontier

Leading one health to achieve whole health

Changing the focus on disease and symptoms to one of whole health, integrating intersections of animal, environment, and human health and building in communities and systems to empower multifaceted well-being.

A man flying a drone in a field.

The Security Frontier

Innovating for secure and resilient communities

Ensuring communities are prepared to face global threats, from climate change to cybersecurity to national defense through advances in preparation, defense, mitigation, and recovery.

A group of researchers having discussion at a whiteboard.

The Quantum Frontier

Advancing the quantum leap

Using an unparalleled transdisciplinary focus to accelerate the integration of quantum technologies across society, realizing unprecedented computing and communication capabilities and restructuring our social framework.


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