University of Texas at Austin - Mexico Initiative

Sharing Knowledge, Discovery, and Learning

The purpose of The University of Texas at Austin – Mexico Initiative is to develop interdisciplinary collaboration with Mexican educational and scientific organizations by fostering and facilitating opportunities to enhance our mutual mission in education and scientific research. Collaborations build upon a joint history of research and education between Mexico and UT Austin that dates back more than 100 years.

In 2017, a leadership delegation from UT Austin met in Mexico City with officials from the Mexican Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions (ANUIES), a non-governmental organization of 191 public and private higher education institutions in Mexico, to underscore UT Austin’s commitment to advance collaborative academic and scientific research partnerships.
 
 

The objective is to advance collaborative cross‐disciplinary academic and scientific research partnerships in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and also in scholarly and cultural studies, between The University of Texas at Austin and Mexico’s academic and research institutions, and public and private sector stakeholders through the following interdisciplinary objectives but not limited to:

  • Mobility of undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Mobility and research visits of professors, researchers and graduate students. 

  • Identify and develop joint academic and research partnerships with Mexico’s public and private sector stakeholders. 

  • Organize conferences, colloquia, symposia and joint academic programs and publications.   

  • Facilitate the exchange of information, publications and academic materials.

  • Share best practices in higher education, technology and innovation.
     


The University of Texas at Austin Mexico City Office

The University of Texas at Austin representative's office is located at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico UNAM Mexico City campus, collaborating not only with UNAM, but also other universities, research institutions, and public and private sector stakeholders in Mexico.

Office Address:
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico UNAM
Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad (Edificio C3)
Planta Baja, Unidad Internacional de Sedes Universitarias
Circuito Cultural c/n, Zona Cultural, Ciudad Universitaria
Ciudad de México, México, CP. 04510
 

Left to right: Francisco José Trigo Tavera, Coordinación de Relaciones y Asuntos Internacionales – UNAM, and Gregory L. Fenves, president of UT Austin, cutting the ribbon for the opening of the UT Austin Mexico City office.

 


The University of Texas at Austin – Mexico Institute A.C.

In 2017, the University of Texas System Board of Regents approved UT Austin’s formation of a Mexican nonprofit (Asociacion Civil A.C.). This A.C., known as the University of Texas at Austin – Mexico Institute A.C., is also registered as a Mexican Academic and Research Institution with Mexico’s Registro Nacional de Instituciones y Empresas Científicas y Tecnológicas (RENIECYT), which facilitates UT Austin's faculty members and researchers to pursue collaborations with Mexican educational and scientific organizations that have areas of common interest and similar aims.