With over seventeen colleges and schools, The University of Texas at Austin is a diverse community of academics seeking to improve the world through the arts, sciences, and humanities. For over a century, the UT campus has dedicated itself to providing opportunities for all individuals, and prides itself on programs such as Women in Engineering, the Recruiting and Retaining Men in Nursing, and Women in Natural Sciences. Always looking to bridge the gaps related to ethnicity and gender, UT is an educational leader in awarding undergraduate degrees to minority students in the United States.
The University of Texas at Austin understands the importance of international travel and study. Believing that all students should have the opportunity to study in Texas, the University actively accepts international students seeking educational, research, and teaching opportunities at UT. Alongside Harvard University, Columbia University, and the University of Southern California UT is rated among the top ten Universities enrolling international students. With over 5,700 students from over 100 countries, the UT campus is growing a rich and diverse student population.
In an effort to work with global communities, the University of Texas at Austinâ€™s Cockrell School of Engineering developed the Projects for Under-served Communities initiative. Recruiting its own engineering students, the program focuses on providing students with real world projects and experience, while contributing to the development of rural communities in Ghana, Angola, and Peru. This project based learning system operates as part of the schoolâ€™s curriculum, with students enrolling in classes to plan, budget, schedule, design, and implement projects that will improve the chosen community and the world. The PUCâ€™s pilot program established new water distribution system in Ghana, and the Peruvian residents of Santa Cruz benefited from a water conservation system.
At the University of Texas at Austin, the academic community is working towards building a better world through education, philanthropy, and diversity.