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.

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. As a Mexican entity, the Institute will make it easier for UT Austin researchers to pursue collaborations with Mexican educational and scientific organizations that have areas of common interest and similar aims.

UTAMI’s office will be 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 and research visits of professors, researchers and graduate students. 

  • Mobility of undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Identify and develop joint research projects for external funding.

  • Identify and seek public, private or institutional funds to support research and scholarly opportunities for students, faculty and researchers.

  • Identify and seek public, private or institutional funds to fully fund scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.   

  • 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.