Home to world-class research facilities and faculty members, the University of Virginia is uniquely positioned to share and apply ground-breaking ideas to develop business throughout the Commonwealth.
Discover the University's contributions to Virginia through a series of compelling, vignette-style highlights presented in this first edition report. Understand UVA as an engine for inclusive economic growth by exploring the initiatives that are creating proactive impact across the Commonwealth.Learn more
Faculty at the University of Virginia and UVA’s College at Wise are helping one another make a difference in the lives of Southwest Virginians.
People who live in rural Virginia have seen a larger rise in their incomes so far this decade than people who live in metro areas, according to a recent report out of the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. The Cooper Center leverages the research, expertise, and resources of the University of Virginia to inform public policy, develop public leaders, and deliver strategic and technical assistance across the Commonwealth.
Ten major initiatives comprise the 10-year strategic plan's roadmap, including an intiative to make UVA symonymous with service by leading economic development through academic discovery and entrepreneurship.
UVA and UVA-Wise are finding new ways to engage in university-based economic development in Southwest Virginia. The Appalachian Prosperity Project partnership is advancing health, education, and economic prosperity in the region.
A groundbreaking research collaboration at the UVA School of Medicine is shedding light on everything from cancer to diabetes to cardiovascular disease. Receiving $12.5 million from the National Institutes of Health, the project will apply knowledge, assets, and resources to real-world problems through research.
The Research Collaboration Corner seeks to integrate research with education and community engagement, bridge industry and academics, and encourage meaningful connections across disciplines. Research is one way that UVA applies knowledge, assets, and resources to solve real-world problems and spur economic development in the Commonwealth.
The Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) initiative aims to improve the lives of individuals with autism through groundbreaking research and innovative models for intervention and training. Among multiple focus areas, the initiative will create a research-to-practice system to bring the latest evidence-based research into the community.
Researchers at UVA are bringing industry partners to the table to create cutting-edge technologies that produce tangible value for society. At the Multifunctional Integrated System Technology Center (MIST) site in Charlottesville, researchers are helping indsutry solve practical problems and enhancing professional development opportunities for students.
Faculty at UVA apply knowledge, assets, and resources to real-world problems through research and innovation. School of Medicine neuroscientist Jonathan Kipnis is transforming our understanding of the brain's relationship to the immune system, and has been awarded a prestigious NIH award for his work's potential to have a transformative effect on human health.
ITHRIV includes the University of Virginia, Inova Health System, Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic as partners, with the Center for Open Science and UVA’s Licensing & Ventures Group as affiliates. The focus of iTHRIV is “using data to improve health” and leverages the data science expertise across the state.