About Virginia University of Science & Technology
The Virginia University of Science & Technology (DBA: VUST) is a private, in-state institution of higher education located in McLean, Virginia. The university offers a Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance program and three graduate certificate programs. The University will pursue accreditation through Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), an accreditation agency recognized by the U.S Department of Education. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) certifies Virginia University of Science & Technology to operate a degree-granting postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The VUST campus is located at 8400 Westpark drive, Tysons Corner Virginia 22102. Tysons Corner is a suburb of Washington DC., the nation’s capital and the center of politics, arts, science, advanced technology, and Federal Government of the United States. Tyson’s Corner is within a 25-40 minute driving distance of most of The Greater Washington Metropolitan (TGWM covers Southern Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia areas) and is equally accessible through the use of the DC Metro-System from all directions of TGWM. It is about 20 minute driving-distances to the White House, Capitol Building, the Ronald Regan and Dulles International Airports. Significantly, VUST’s main campus is only one-block from the Silver Metro Stations (both Greensboro Station and Spring Hill Station).
VUST have a well-built experienced professional management team, well-known Expert Advisory Committee, high qualified academic faculty, and professional recruitment teams/ partner organizations in the United States and internationally. Most importantly, VUST has the necessary financial funding. All these factors will guarantee VUST’s success in future.
VUST is a creative and dynamic higher educational institute that offers equal opportunity for higher education with cutting-edge technology in an innovative state of the art of learning to all of our students from Virginia and anywhere else in the world. VUST plans to enroll about 20-50 students in its first academic year, 200-300 registered students within 3 years, more than 1000 students by end of 5th year, and approximate 1500 – 2000 fulltime students in its 10th anniversary. VUST’s vision and goal is to establish a well-known medium sized comprehensive private university in the mid-Atlantic region within 15+ years with the domestic and international recognition. Its goal will be achieved in three stages by accomplishing its short term, middle term, and long term plans (for detailed information, please see the following business plan.).
Virginia University of Science & Technology (VUST) will provide high quality post-secondary degree and non-degree education opportunity, bring in large investments, create hundreds new full time high paid jobs, millions of taxes, strengthen Virginia’s economy, promote education and culture exchanges between Virginia and other countries worldwide, etc. Therefore, this project will benefit VUST founders, investors, local community, Northern Virginia region, new immigrant students, even the United States, as well as international students and families who are willing to study in the US.
VUST Mission Statement
“VUST is a creative and dynamic higher educational institute that offers equal opportunity for higher education with cutting-edge technology in an innovative state of the art of learning to all of our students from Virginia and anywhere else in the world.
The mission of Virginia University of Science & Technology is to meet the growing need for highly-skilled, graduate trained, job-ready men and women primarily in the computer and information technology industry, with particular emphasis on the security sector”