George Mason graduate in graduation gown clapping happily.

Created in 2010 by the presidents of George Mason University, James Madison University, University of Virginia and Virginia Tech, the 4-VA collaborative promotes collaboration, innovation and research competitiveness. 4-VA is funded and supported by the state legislature. In 2014 Old Dominion University joined the collaborative.




Collaborative Research
Collaborate on research projects to leverage university resources and become competitive for external rewards


Course Redesign
Redesign STEMH+ courses for improved student success with technology-supported pedagogy


Course Sharing
Share courses, expand local expertise and increase efficiencies for course capacity

Degree Completion

Increase access to courses, especially high-demand STEM courses, across the Commonwealth