About the National Capital Region
Virginia Tech in the National Capital Region (NCR) is dedicated to furthering the university's three missions – education, research, and outreach. With facilities, faculty, graduate degrees, and research in the region since 1969, Virginia Tech has a long tradition of creating new knowledge and applying it to the critical problems facing the Washington D.C. area, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world.
Virginia Tech offers a wide range of graduate programs, workshops, and customized educational programs, and boasts a number of nationally recognized research centers. The research and discovery efforts of Virginia Tech in the National Capital Region are inextricably linked with regional graduate education and outreach programs and are consistent with the university's strategic research areas of excellence: energy materials and environment, social and individual transformation, health, food, and nutrition, and innovative technologies and complex systems.
Supporting the university's missions in the National Capital Region, Virginia Tech has also aggressively established collaborations and partnerships with local and federal agencies, nonprofit research organizations, businesses, and other institutions of higher education.