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“By matching the excellence of our instruction with the strength of our research, we will join the ranks of truly world-class universities and fully ensure the value of the George Washington University degree. In so doing, we will also strengthen our instruction itself. There is no more exciting way to learn than to work with a professor who is pushing a frontier of knowledge, whether the field is neuroscience, early modern literature, environmental engineering, or international law.” –President Steven Knapp
Under the leadership of President Steven Knapp, the George Washington University is preparing for its next century by building on a GW tradition of solving complex national and global problems.
From sustainable energy advances to medical invention, George Washington is working to match the excitement of discovery and excellence of instruction with superior research. While blazing scientific and technological trails and mastering global challenges, these advances solidify the escalating value of a GW education and confirm the university’s identity as a world-class research institution.
President Knapp has charged the vice president for research with developing new cross-disciplinary initiatives to identify and improve academic work that crosses the boundaries of traditional fields. Whether they are participating in groundbreaking research or learning with a professor who expands a frontier of knowledge, George Washington students can join numerous cross-disciplinary odysseys in pursuit of new solutions that will shape the future.
For more information on GW’s research initiatives, visit the Office of the Vice President for Research.