Initiatives


Immigration Studies

Immigration Studies
The Immigration Studies Initiative is designed to promote the scholarly study of immigration, migrants, and borders at UT.  By bringing together faculty, students, and researchers from across campus, it will build scholarly community, enhance undergraduate and graduate education, encourage research collaborations, sponsor public programs, and stimulate interdisciplinary research. Located in the College of Liberal Arts, the Initiative is affiliated with the Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute, the Department of Government, the Population Research Center, the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies, and British Studies.

Native American Indigenous Studies

Native American Indigenous Studies
The Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) program at the University of Texas at Austin has a global, comparative focus with a particular strength in the Americas.  NAIS fosters and supports teaching and intellectual engagements around the languages, cultures, knowledges, histories, and current political struggles of indigenous peoples. We are particularly concerned with scholarship and intellectual exchange that contributes to the economic, social, and political advancement of indigenous peoples. We also contribute to efforts to build a diverse campus by actively working on recruitment of indigenous students and faculty.

UT Global Intiative for Education and Leadership

UT Global Intiative for Education and Leadership
The Global Initiative for Education and Leadership (UTGI) is a program at The University of Texas at Austin that delivers high-quality educational training and consulting to governments, higher education institutions, schools, businesses, and nonprofits worldwide. Our mission is to use the power of education for the advancement of the global community by opening avenues of dialogue, building sustainable leadership, and fostering environments of learning. We prepare leaders to think creatively, communicate effectively, and inspire others to achieve excellence in the classroom and the marketplace. In all of our endeavors, we maintain a professional and considerate atmosphere. We are committed to building and sustaining positive relationships, sharing knowledge from a world-class university, and encouraging cultural sensitivity and respect.