历史 & 档案

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Old Dominion University began its tradition of excellence when it was founded in 1930 by the College of William and Mary, the second oldest university in the United States. Established as an extension of William and Mary in Williamsburg, 维吉尼亚州, and 维吉尼亚州 Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, 维吉尼亚州, Old Dominion began educating teachers and engineers. The two-year school rapidly evolved into a four-year institution, and was granted independence in 1962 as Old Dominion College.

Considerable growth in enrollment, the expansion of research facilities and preparation for the addition of graduate programs led the 参观委员会 to approve the name change to Old Dominion University. Now Old Dominion is a powerhouse for higher education with six colleges: 艺术 and 信, Business and Public 政府, 教育, Engineering and 技术, 健康 Sciences and Sciences. Old Dominion has offered master's degrees since 1964 and Ph.D.自1971年以来. The University has achieved designation as a 研究 University (high research activity) from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of 教学.

自豪于它的过去, Old Dominion constantly looks to the future and prides itself on its continually expanding research and teaching programs. An ever-evolving university, Old Dominion is an agent of change for its students, for the region and the nation it serves. Old Dominion is 维吉尼亚州's forward-focused, public doctoral research university for students from around the world who want a rigorous academic experience in a profoundly multicultural community. Our nationally recognized faculty use real-world expertise and innovative teaching methods to challenge students to achieve their highest goals. Our determined entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving drives cutting-edge research, eminent scholarship and strategic partnerships with government, 业务, 行业, organizations and the arts.

For more information about the history of the University, please see the Special Collections and University 档案 website at http://angelletter.com/library/special-collections.

 


 
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