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The Center for International Research, Education, and Development (CIRED) is a university-wide center that supports the Virginia Tech’s international mission by identifying and pursuing partnerships and funding opportunities for the university to become involved in research, teaching, and development across the world. 

Working with colleges, institutes, departments, and other centers, CIRED identifies areas where the university has distinct expertise and comparative advantages and matches them to specific funding opportunities. The center also strengthens faculty and student capabilities for high-quality, multidisciplinary international engagement.

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In providing essential support and resources to the university’s faculty, administration, and staff to acquire and implement international projects, CIRED works closely with such units as the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Controller’s Office.

The center also helps create policies and structures that support responsive and robust international projects and programs, including country-level entities (e.g., limited liability companies) for project implementation.

An important part of the center’s work is to communicate to diverse audiences what Virginia Tech is doing internationally — its activities, successes, and the benefits of our global engagement for people and communities around the world, for the university, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and for our nation. 

Our location

Our main office is at
526 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Accessible entrances

Please note, there is no elevator in the Pack Building. Use the parking lot according to the floor you seek to visit. Please call 540-231-5888, 540-231-6338, or 540-231-9137 to request assistance entering the building.

First floor

Park in the lower side lot to access:

  • Conference Rooms A&B
  • CIRED executive office
  • Global Education Office
Second floor

Park in the upper back lot to access:

  • Conference Room C
  • CIRED programs and finance offices