University of Vermont

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Research Spires in CALS

In 2009 to 2010 The University launched the Trandisciplinary Research Initiative (TRI) to help map UVM’s existing and emerging capabilities and to identify those research, teaching and public service areas that held the strongest potential for distinction. The intent was to develop and support collaborative research excellence at UVM that is not only ambitious in its scope but that also enhances the quality and experience of both undergraduate and graduate education, helps to create new and important knowledge, and catalyzes economic development for the State of Vermont. After well-vetted process, the first three Spires of Excellence were announced: Neuroscience, Behavior and Health (NBH), Complex Systems (CSYS), and Food Systems. Other proposals still being considered include Biological and Bioengineering Sciences, Public Health and Health Policy, Culture and Society, Policy Studies, and Environment.

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