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Empowered by 4 initiatives, eight universities innovate together

4-VA is a collaborative partnership between eight Virginia universities that is powered by 4 initiatives. Our mission is to promote collaborations that leverage the strengths of each partner university and improve efficiencies in higher education across the Commonwealth of Virginia.


4-VA brings ideas to life across disciplines, Virginia universities and businesses through its 4 initiatives.

Our function is to put ideas into action—inviting innovative collaboration across disciplinary boundaries, among the Virginia system of universities, and between educational and business sectors while achieving the 4 initiatives.

“4-VA’s funding has allowed for our lab to be a part of an exclusive group of scientists from around the world that are beta-testing a revolutionary DNA sequencer—the Oxford Nanopore MinION—and applying it to our research on antibiotic resistance genes. I wouldn’t be pursuing my master’s at JMU if it wasn’t for my amazing undergraduate research experience.”

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