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Academics & Research

Academics & Research

UVA’s sustainability framework is built upon interdepartmental and interdisciplinary connections at all levels of the University to ENGAGE our community in sustainability action and equity, STEWARD our resources on Grounds and beyond, and DISCOVER solutions to local and global challenges through research and curriculum.

This section reflects the DISCOVER (Academics) goal of reducing the University’s environmental impact and ensuring the sustainability and longevity of UVA’s built and natural environments. 

Discover Goals


Enhance sustainability research and UVA's reputation as a locus of sustainability


Enhance sustainability-focused teaching and curricular development


Utilize the Grounds as a learning tool through collaboration between operational and academic units