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The Office of the Provost engages in a broad range of initiatives designed to enhance GW’s academic stature. These include:
Cross-Disciplinary Research Centers
The George Washington University’s Global Women’s Institute, is a university-wide initiative that promotes and supports the rights of women and girls worldwide. The Global Women’s Institute links faculty and students at the George Washington University with international researchers, practitioners, activists and policymakers to improve the situation of women and girls internationally through research, education and civic engagement. It is one of a series of interdisciplinary initiatives being launched at the university—including autism, cybersecurity, sustainability and urban food studies— to expand collaborative and cross disciplinary research at George Washington.
Computational Biology Institute
Computational biology is a field that brings together elements of computer science and biology. Computational biologists develop tools to effectively analyze the huge volumes of data generated in researching genetics and genomics—including genetic mapping and DNA sequencing. The Computational Biology Institute, which is still in the developmental stages, will eventually be located on the university’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus.
Strategic planning for the next decade at George Washington University is underway, led by the Office of the Provost. A steering committee has been appointed to guide the process, and working committees will be appointed to explore relevant topics. The plan, on target to be finished late in 2012, will lay out priorities for a transformational decade culminating in the university’s 200th anniversary in 2021.
In October 2010, the GW Board of Trustees approved unanimously a plan to build a state-of-the-art Science and Engineering Hall on the Foggy Bottom campus. Faculty, student, and alumni input has been and will continue to be an integral part of the building planning process.