Supporting the counties and cities that orbit around the nation’s capital, the University of Virginia retains and attracts business to this key metropolitan area.
UVA leaders celebrated the announcement of Amazon's decision to locate a major headquarters function in Virginia as a significant opportunity to increase our contributions to the state and to collaborate with additional Virginia universities to create economic opportunity for all Virginians.
Professor Gregory B. Fairchild is the first director of Northern Virginia operations for the University of Virginia. He will oversee programs and facilities currently offered by Darden, the McIntire School of Commerce, and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, among others. His appointment is indicative of UVA's growing presence in the Washington region.
The MITRE Corporation and UVA Engineering launched a Systems Engineering Fellowship for federal employees intended to help train the next generation of government technology leaders. The program is underway in McLean, VA and offers military and civilian government employees hands-on project and research experience at MITRE with an accelerated master's degree in systems engineering from UVA.
Darden's Executive MBA and Global Executive MBA programs will now operate primarily from a new state-of-the-art facility in the Rosslyn district of Arlington, VA. A marriage between distance learning and weekend residencies creates flexibility for working adults and deepens ties to the Northern Virginia area.
The University has approved an academic affiliation with INOVA Health System and George Mason University. The public-private partnership will leverage research and precision medicine efforts and open the door for a future expanded UVA presence in Northern Virginia.