Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 33,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $504 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. The discovery and dissemination of new knowledge are central to its mission. Through its focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement, the university creates, conveys, and applies knowledge to expand personal growth and opportunity, advance social and community development, foster economic competitiveness, and improve the quality of life.
Mission Statement approved by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors, June 4, 2001; revised in 2006.
The university generated $504 million for research programs in fiscal year 2015. It ranked 39th in the nation in fiscal year 2014 (the latest number available), according to the National Science Foundation. Each year, the university receives thousands of awards to conduct research from an ever-expanding base of sponsors. Researchers pursue new discoveries in agriculture, biotechnology, information and communication technology, human health, transportation, energy management (including leadership in fuel-cell technology and power electronics), security, sustainability, and a wide range of other engineering, scientific, social science, and creative fields. This research led to 34 patents and 25 license and option agreements in fiscal year 2015.
The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (CRC) offers opportunities for businesses to establish close working relationships with the university and nurtures entrepreneurs pursuing new inventions and developments. Located on 230 acres adjacent to the main campus, the center consists of 33 buildings housing more than 180 companies with approximately 3,000 employees.
A great place to work
As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 215 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 30,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $450 million.
The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia. While the primary campus is located in Blacksburg, Va., the university has satellite campuses and research stations throughout Virginia and the world and employs more than 8,000 people.
Virginia Tech's world-class reputation is a result of the dedication and loyalty of more than 8,000 employees who go above and beyond in their daily lives to make the university community and the communities in which they live top-notch in every way. Our employees create a culture of excellence at work and at home and help make Virginia Tech a rigorous academic institution and an employer of choice.
Virginia Tech is located in Blacksburg, Va, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and only 30 miles from Roanoke, VA. Because of the town’s award-winning services, reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities, Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live and has earned a reputation nationwide as a well-managed, stable, and forward-looking community.
Virginia Tech employees give back to the community with $285,000 in donations to charity. More than 1,400 employees donated to the 2012 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, raising a total of $285,294. Employees made individual gifts and came together in departments and offices across the university to host various fundraisers and activities to raise funds for the campaign as well.
No. 1 again: Blacksburg recognized among 'Top 10 Cities to Raise a Family'
Because of the town's award-winning services, reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities, Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the country's best places to live, strengthening Virginia Tech's ability to consistently attract and retain high-caliber faculty and staff.
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