About Destination Areas

Destination Areas

Destination Areas combine Virginia Tech’s existing strengths with novel transdisciplinary teams, tools, and processes that empower students and faculty to tackle the world’s most pressing problems. Through these novel approaches to research and education Virginia Tech will become an international destination for talent, partnerships, and transformative knowledge.

Five Destination Areas (DAs) draw upon Virginia Tech’s strengths in fostering world-class scholarship and in cultivating global partnerships.

Adaptive Brain and Behavior

Data and Decisions

Global Systems Science

Integrated Security

Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities


Strategic Growth Areas

Four Strategic Growth Areas (SGAs) have been identified as critical areas for future growth and development.

Creativity and Innovation

Economic and Sustainable Materials

Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition


Use the links to explore our robust committee structure, identify faculty participants in DAs and SGAs, and to learn more about our cluster hiring for 2017-18.