University of Texas at Austin - Mexico Institute A.C.

Sharing Knowledge, Discovery, and Learning

The University of Texas at Austin – Mexico Institute A.C. (UTAMI) pursues 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 November 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. 

 

Background Information

At its May 10, 2017 meeting, the University of Texas System Board of Regents approved UT Austin’s formation of a Mexican nonprofit (Asociacion Civil A.C.). This A.C., to be known as the University of Texas at Austin – Mexico Institute A.C., is roughly equivalent to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the US. 

UTAMI 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 faculty and researchers to pursue collaborations with Mexican educational and scientific organizations that have areas of common interest and similar aims.

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, foundations, research institutions, and public and private stakeholders.
 

Objective of the Institute

To advance collaborative cross‐disciplinary academic and scientific research partnerships in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and also scholarly and cultural studies, between The University of Texas at Austin and Mexico’s academic institutions, and public and private sector stakeholders. University of Texas at Austin – Mexico Institute A.C. will foster, identify and facilitate with Mexican educational and scientific organizations 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.