(March 16, 2010)--The University of Texas at San Antonio and the Berlin Institute of Technology (TUB) (Technische Universitat Berlin) entered into an agreement of cooperation March 2 in Berlin, Germany. Julius M. Gribou, UTSA executive vice provost and senior international officer, and Dr. Kurt Kutzler, president of the Berlin Institute of Technology, signed the agreement based on the strategic plans of both institutions, centering on collaboration and diversity.
"We have joined a very select group of U.S. academic institutions that currently have agreements with TUB," said Gribou. "This is an excellent opportunity to collaborate in the critical areas of research focus at UTSA with one of the most prestigious German institutes of technology."
"The immediately identifiable research areas will be in fields such as energy, natural sciences, civil security, knowledge management, information and communication, and shaping of human living space," Gribou said. "We anticipate initial collaborations will involve the UTSA colleges of engineering, sciences and architecture."
Berlin Institute of Technology
The internationally renowned Technische Universitat Berlin is in Germany's capital city. With more than 27,000 students, TUB is one of the largest German technical universities. Its research and teaching endeavors represent a broad spectrum of academic disciplines ranging from engineering science to natural science, planning science and economics, as well as the humanities and social sciences.
The university alumni and professor list includes eight Nobel prize winners. Additionally, TUB is involved in several hundred projects funded by the European Commission, a driving force of the European Union institutional system.
The TUB was founded in 1879 under the name Royal Technical College of Charlottenburg (later Berlin) by merging the Building Academy, established in 1799, and the Vocational Academy, established in 1829. In 1916, it was integrated with the Mining Academy, which was founded in 1770.
Like UTSA, TUB continues to develop regional, national and international partnerships with science and industry. According to Wikipedia, TUB has a diverse enrollment of nearly 21 percent international students, the highest proportion of foreign students of all German universities. Also like UTSA, TUB includes diversity as a key component of its strategic plan.
UTSA researchers are exploring matter at the atomic level with Helenita. It's one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, with the ability to operate near the theoretical limit of resolution. At 9 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing more than two tons, Helenita can dissect almost anything. With Helenita's resolution, researchers can study particles atom by atom to see how they behave.
That's critical in developing nanotechnology that will help diagnosis early-stage breast cancer or make helmets that are uber strong. Moreover, the detail that Helenita provides will allow nanotechnology researchers to create new therapies and treatments to fight a wide range of human diseases.
Did you know? Helenita can magnify a sample 20 million times its size, which would make a strand of human hair the size of San Antonio.
Join AIA San Antonio’s Women in Architecture group for their networking and happy hour event, where all design professionals are welcome.
Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St.
This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
Victor Cyrus, Jr will see his first book of poetry published this fall
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