As part of the approved Board of Visitors' Research Enhancement Plan, the University is committed to becoming an internationally pre-eminent research institution in select science and technology fields. It has been determined that this can best be achieved by initially focusing on three to five interdisciplinary fields which combine existing faculty talent into strong and flexible groups.
The plan for implementing this strategy is two-fold:
- Recruitment of a cadre of the very best new faculty members to complete these pan-University research groups and to provide fresh and energetic leadership in their home departments. Read about new hires HERE.
- Accelerated construction of new research space which can accommodate the targeted scholarly activity and which will serve to attract/retain prominent faculty members. Read about new research space HERE.