OpenGrounds programs, places and people are catalysts for forward-looking research and curricular initiatives that will redefine the public research university for the new millennium.
The fundamental changes that are taking place globally reflect an unprecedented speed of technological and social transformation. They are coupled with the explosive impact of new models of thought and tools for understanding that suggest parallels with the Renaissance in Europe or the rise of global industrialization.
Universities, among the most enduring institutions of the last millenium, transform as well during these periods of rapid change. OpenGrounds is accelerating the University of Virginia’s leadership in taking on the challenges of this new era, to develop the knowledge, tools and behaviors that will shape the future.