Great cities need great universities, and great universities need great cities. In the nation's most innovative urban centers, leading research institutions are at work meeting the demands of thriving populations in new global economies. Such is the case with the UTSA Downtown Campus and San Antonio.
The UTSA Downtown Campus is on track to become the anchor for a new high technology corridor in San Antonio. This fall, financial support from The University of Texas System Board of Regents, a $15 million gift from San Antonio business leader/entrepreneur Graham Weston, and discussions about three properties from the City of San Antonio and Bexar County have launched the first phase of a 10-year plan. These funds will support the construction of two facilities for UTSA’s proposed School of Data Science and its National Security Collaboration Center.
UTSA now leads the momentum in San Antonio as we grow together to build a highly skilled workforce for the major companies relocating to the area and for new vision of a technology and innovation corridor, the likes of which does not exist in another metropolitan downtown area.
UTSA is building the best data science program in the world. It will train the smartest students in the field and make them the hottest commodities in the workforce. We hope that as UTSA creates them, the biggest employers in the world will come to downtown San Antonio to recruit their IT workforces. The School of Data Science will bring thousands of the most innovative students, faculty, and researchers together and will accelerate everything else in our downtown tech ecosystem. This convergence of talent, collaboration, and innovation will create new jobs and new prosperity while further elevating San Antonio as a powerhouse for cybersecurity, data science, and entrepreneurship.
As part of a new master plan, UTSA’s historic expansion will begin by realigning its academic divisions. The Downtown Campus is slated to host the programs most critical to urban science: public policy and education, innovation and entrepreneurship, data and computer sciences, and architecture and planning. Over the next 10 years, UTSA plans to add a School of Data Science, a School of Entrepreneurship, a National Security Collaboration Center, an Urban Education Institute and an Urban Science Institute downtown, in the heart of San Antonio.
The UTSA vision is about creating long-term, transformative possibilities for millions for people. It's about filling a pipeline of talent for San Antonio. It's about becoming an economic driver with an educated workforce equipped with the right skills to meet San Antonio's evolving needs.
San Antonio is a living laboratory that is well-positioned to take on the needs of a major city, such as challenges with energy and water for a thriving population, cybersecurity, health care, the Internet of Things, data visualization and storage, sustainability, housing, transportation and smart community plans.
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The National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC) will advance research, education, and workforce development in the areas of cybersecurity, data analytics, and cloud computing. The NSCC will build a collaborative and impactful ecosystem engaging government, industry and academia to solve the nation’s greatest issues surrounding cybersecurity.
Merging eight existing academic departments, centers and institutes to centralize UTSA's talent and resources in cybersecurity, data science and data management into one powerhouse.
Nurturing the big ideas that will transform the world.
Tackling the grand challenges surrounding urban education and student success through innovative partnerships and clinically rich approaches to school professional preparation.
Driving public policy and the future of San Antonio through urbanomics, the application of big data, computation and visualization of massive quantities of information on urban metabolism.
Strategically placing many of UTSA's capabilities at the Downtown Campus will make the campus a prosperity driver for San Antonio and enable transdisciplinary discovery by giving community, business and innovation leaders immediate access to UTSA's brightest minds.
To evolve how UTSA serves the city's social, economic and cultural communities, the university is developing public-private partnerships the likes of which have never before been modeled in San Antonio. These partnerships include entities like
The university is also working with several agencies to shape its degree programs to meet the city’s future needs.
The UTSA Downtown Campus expansion is about many things. But, bottom line…
It’s about excellence…in everything UTSA does.
Students enrolled at the UTSA Downtown Campus live and learn in the heart of the city scene. The Downtown Campus’ strategic location places students near famous landmarks, the San Antonio River Walk, beautiful city parks, museums, art districts and the excitement of Southtown and The Pearl developments. While the UTSA campus expands, so the city will likewise continue to grow. Join the momentum now.