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Global Programs and Innovation

Global Programs and Innovation works with governments, universities and industries to train emerging leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs at UT and around the world.

Global Innovation Lab

Capacity building and support for entrepreneurs in their communities to overcome local challenges, create jobs and drive sustainable economic development.

Global Customized Programs

Programs providing exceptional academic and cultural enrichment opportunities for students, faculty and professionals.

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Our custom education programs reflect the diverse needs of our international partners and reflect our commitment to academic excellence and transformational experiences.

15,000 New jobs created generating $1.5 billion in global economic impact

600+ Global customized program participants annually

13 Competitively awarded U.S. Department of State programs in 2022-2023

44 Countries where training programs have been provided

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I wouldn't trade my time at UT for anything—it was just extraordinary. The program finds and nurtures great talents and offers them a sense of direction and the privilege to attain full potential. Ogechukwu Sylvia Uzoegbo, 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow from Nigeria.

Featured Programs and Resources

Saudi Women Entrepreneurs Initiative

This initiative is designed to provide access to mentorship and learning opportunities through monthly networking sessions that help Saudi women entrepreneurs grow their connections.

Mandela Washington Fellowship

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the Department of State's signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders and brings 25 Fellows to UT Austin annually for the Leadership in Business Institute.