The Center for International Research, Education, and Development (CIRED) is a university-wide center that links Virginia Tech to the world through projects that engage faculty members, students, and staff. Part of Outreach and International Affairs, the center seeks funding and global partnerships to support the university’s research, teaching, and development efforts.
Students, faculty, and practitioners from around the world gathered at Virginia Tech during National Women's month to discuss current, critical issues on gender research in international development. The event marks the first time a conference has been held about gender, equity, and empowerment issues in international development that targets students and early-career professionals.
The Education and Research in Agriculture project in Senegal strengthened human and institutional capacity in agricultural teaching, research, training, and outreach in order to serve the needs of Senegalese public and private sectors such as farmers and food processors. Managed by Virginia Tech's Center for International Research, Education, and Development, the eight-year project led the charge to connect agriculture, education, and business in a world where agricultural development is not just about money, but about people.