Virginia Tech is partnering with a fortune 500 company to help with research.
Virginia Tech is one of seventeen institutions which will partner with Facebook in a sponsored academic research agreement.
Facebook will be able to come to to the university with problems and ask for solutions.
Virginia Tech officials say it’s a great way for partnerships to grow outside of the academic world.
“These partnerships are a two way recognition of our strengths and our desire to help make a difference in society again that is what our mission is really all about,” said Mark Owczarski, Virginia Tech Spokesperson.
Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and Georgia Tech are other universities included in a partnership with Facebook.