Features & Stories

Students and faculty from across disciplines gathered to celebrate the five winning teams of the President’s Award For Global Learning at an awards dinner hosted by senior university leadership. After months of researching, presenting and competing… Read more



For international undergraduate students who want to gain a U.S. university experience while improving their English language skills, The University of Texas at Austin presents an exceptional new opportunity. The International Academy program offers… Read more



Short films telling the stories of underrepresented communities are the focus of a new Maymester program in London: Community Life Documented. The documentary course brings together students from across majors and colleges to connect with the… Read more



Teams of students and faculty members that will create biodegradable embellishments for clothes in Copenhagen, research gaps in diabetes care in Mexico, and leverage technology to deliver improved LGBTQ+ health care in India are among the five… Read more



Out of the top 1,500 institutions in 81 countries, UT Austin ranked No. 34 in the U.S. News & World Report's ranking of the best global universities. UT is the only university in Texas that has the distinction of being in the top 100 global… Read more



As a high school student, Alondra Albarran had always thought she would go into the medical field. But at UT Austin, she discovered her passion for cultural exchange, which inspired her to move to Japan after graduating in 2018 to work as an… Read more



Alumni from universities around the country gathered at the University of Texas last week to attend the U.S. Future Leaders Entrepreneurship and Innovation Seminar, the first State Department Topical Seminar to be held at UT.  Seventy-five alumni… Read more



To help her all-female department grow and become self-sufficient, Assistant Lecturer Sahar of Al-Azhar University in Cairo applied to the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program to improve her teaching and administrative skills.  The 10-week… Read more



A team of UT students and researchers joined prominent environmentalist Robert Swan—the first explorer to walk both the North and South poles—on a 12-day expedition through the Arctic this past summer to study the effects of climate change. The team… Read more



After senior Christina Cho’s team won the President’s Award for Global Learning in 2018, they spent 10 weeks in Ghana researching how to address the issue of colorism in black and Asian-American communities. Cho said her team’s work will help bring… Read more



  Award-winning and internationally-renowned British architect Sir David Adjaye, known for designing innovative cultural centers around the world, will give a public lecture at The University of Texas on Oct. 8. Hosted by the School of Architecture… Read more



Kelsey Moreland had always known what she wanted to do. In sixth grade, she was first introduced to the world of genetics and immediately fell in love with it. She started taking high school biology courses in eighth grade and began pursuing her… Read more



After attaining her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in her home country of Brazil, anthropology scholar Paula Batista wanted to make an impact in American academia and complete her Ph.D. in the U.S. To achieve her goals, she knew she needed to… Read more



As her last semester at UT begins and her time as a Longhorn comes to an end, international student Marifer Saldaña Gonzalez remembers how her journey at UT started and the life-changing experiences she has had since then.  Growing up in Torreón,… Read more



After winning the President’s Award For Global Learning in 2018, a team of four interdisciplinary students took their research abroad this summer to help the community impacted by the 2017 earthquake in Puebla, Mexico. The students collected data on… Read more