Empowered by 4 initiatives, eight universities innovate together

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 following 4 initiatives:

  1. Collaborative Research
  2. Course and Program Development
  3. Expanded Learning Opportunities
  4. Emerging Tools for Education

As a part of 4-VA, each university has developed unique programs to fulfill these initiatives based on their respective strengths and resources to achieve the following:

  • Increase the research competitiveness of partner universities for external funding
  • Increase opportunities and enhance the success rate of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses and programs
  • Define instructional models, including the clear definition of instructional costs
  • Significantly expand access for all Virginians to programs, preparing them for rewarding careers

Learn More

Learn more about 4-VA in our Annual Report.