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VIP Consortium is a global, nonprofit alliance of colleges and universities that operate Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) programs. We provide the ecosystem that supports the expansion, success, promotion, and implementation of VIP worldwide.

What are Vertically Integrated Projects?

Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) teams engage students in long-term, large-scale, multidisciplinary research as they work alongside faculty and graduate students to solve real-world challenges. 

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50 institutions 

14 countries 

16 U.S. states 

6 continents 

4,500+ participating students each term 

VIP is proven to create positive results for students in various academic settings.

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Annual Meeting

View the schedule and session topics for the 2024 Annual Meeting, taking place May 8-10 in Atlanta, GA.

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Launch a VIP Site

Learn about VIP outcomes, the Essential Elements guiding program success, and how you can bring VIP to your institution.

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VIP Consortium’s Proven Impact

Participation in VIP enhances students’ disciplinary, leadership, and teamwork skills. 

Students who participate in VIP demonstrate higher graduation and post-graduation job placement rates. 

The VIP model increases access to and close equity gaps in high-impact, experiential learning.

Through highly productive collaborations among faculty and students, and often involving external industry or community partners, VIP generates research breakthroughs and new knowledge.