Central Virginia is home to the University of Virginia, committed to developing deep and lasting partnerships with industry and research throughout the area.
Project Rebound will engage business leaders to share insights, identify challenges, and build actionable strategies to restore the local economy in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The collaboration includes economic development partners at UVA, the Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce, the city of Charlottesville, and Albemarle County.
UVA has established a goal to support the development of 1,000 to 1,500 affordable housing units in Charlottesville and Albemarle County over the next decade on land owned by the University and the UVA Foundation. UVA is committed to serving as a responsible anchor institution and good neighbor.
Join us for lunch and a panel discussion highlighting partnership between UVA and UVA Wise to support economic and research development in Southwest Virginia. Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm | UVA Newcomb Hall 389Learn more
Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) President & CEO Stephen Moret and Assistant Vice President for Talent Solutions Debbie Melvin visited Grounds on Friday to meet with willing partners from the University and the region.
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
Through the Catalyst Accelerator Program, the University of Virginia works with local municipalities to provide business startups a bridge from an idea to a product.
UVA prepares more students than ever for in-demand jobs. Data shows that UVA is offering more and more students education in fields such as computer science and biomedical engineering, a reflection of industry trends. New programs focused on emerging technology and social impact have also proven popular.
Central Virginia nonprofits can apply for grants to support community health initiatives through a partnership between the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation and the University of Virginia Health System. Funded proposals will improve the health of communities within Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson.
Curry School faculty member Jennifer Chiu and colleagues found a meaningful way to incorporate computer science into fifth- and sixth-grade classes, instilling relevant skills required by virtually every sector of the next-generation workforce.
Dark Skies, Bright Kids is a primarily graduate student run program at UVA that provides outreach to elementary and early middle school-aged students in Charlottesville. The program brings astronomy into the classroom and fosters an early interest in science that is important to a future-ready workforce.
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.