Building Partnerships for Vermont’s Future

Our doors are open. Let's work together.

Researchers, faculty, and students at the University of Vermont are working every day to provide solutions to contemporary challenges. Building upon the University’s land-grant mission, UVM established the Office of Engagement to serve as the university's “front door” for private, public and non-profit entities and communities looking to access UVM’s many strengths and capabilities.

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UVM: Vermont's land grant institution

When Ira Allen chartered and founded the University of Vermont in 1791, he made the astute observation that no state could prosper without educating its citizens. Centuries later, UVM maintains that educating Vermonters and providing service to the state are among our top priorities.

Learn more about how UVM is improving the lives of Vermonters and their access to higher education (PDF)

In the News

  • Climate migrants flock to Vermont, but is the state ready? Read this WCAX-TV interview with Office of Engagement Director Chris Koliba.  12/23/21
  • Read commentrary in VTDigger by UVM President Suresh Garimella on the importance of the university's land grant mission. "On top of the long-established UVM Extension, the university is forming stronger connections than ever with employers and entrepreneurs through our Office of Engagement — a one-stop shop for all things UVM.” 12/23/21

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Economic Development

The University of Vermont is committed to the supporting the economic success of the state of Vermont. The Office of Engagement pursues opportunities with partner organization to enhance conditions for productive economic and community development. 

Workforce Development

We recognize that there is often a gap between the skills of job applicants and the positions that businesses need to fill. We can connect you with training programs that give your workers the skills they need to help you be more relevant and competitive in Vermont's job market.

Business Services

UVM is an engine for ingenuity and problem-solving. We are dedicated to leveraging university resources to help Vermont businesses reach their full potential.