(Feb. 26, 2019) – UTSA welcomed a delegation of 25 people from Darmstadt, Germany to the Main Campus this week as part of a sister city visit and campus tour.
UTSA and Technische Universität Darmstadt signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2017 as part of a greater mission between the City of San Antonio and the City of Darmstadt to build cultural and educational bridges through a sister cities agreement, signed the same year.
“The relationships we establish on a global scale advance our upward trajectory as a university,” said UTSA President Taylor Eighmy. “Our cooperative agreement with TU-Darmstadt is just another example of our momentum as a globally engaged university, and we value this important relationship between our institutions.”
The universities have similar profiles in enrollment, academics and research. UTSA and TU-Darmstadt are home to the top cybersecurity programs in the U.S. and Germany, respectively. Likewise, the two cities have similar areas of interest. Darmstadt is a leading IT hub and recently received the digital city award. It is also a federally designated City of Science.
Members of the visiting delegation included Lord Mayor Jochen Partsch, mayor of the city of Darmstadt, and Hans Jürgen Prömel, president of TU-Darmstadt. Representatives from the City of San Antonio included Mayor Ron Nirenberg and staff from the International Relations office.
“It was a pleasure to meet with TU-Darmstadt, deepening our relationship with a strategic partner in a way that benefits both our universities,” said Vice Provost for Global Initiatives Lisa Montoya. “We look forward to continuing the conversation with TU-Darmstadt in the fall when a delegation from UTSA visits their campus.”
During the visit, UTSA faculty and staff led discussions on research, political and social affairs, international affairs, cybersecurity and data analytics, engineering, science and aerospace, music, urban and economic development and art and art history.
Learn more about UTSA's international partnerships.
Celebrate UTSA’s 50th Anniversary and share social media posts about the 50th using the hashtag #UTSA50.
Mark Hayward, professor of sociology and Centennial Commission Professor in Liberal Arts at UT Austin, will speak as part of the Demography Lecture Series.Monterey Building (MNT 3.240), Downtown Campus
Admission is free to all Alumni Association members. Nonmember adult admission is $20; children 16 and under are free. Anyone who wants to get rowdy is welcome! Giveaways, music, UTSA Cheer & Rowdy, Pep Band and more!Alamodome Lot C, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
UTSA plays its last home game of the season against Florida Atlantic.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
This event introduces local high school students to the innovative senior design projects presented by senior engineering studentsH-E-B Student Union, Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
This event showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines in the engineering field.H-E-B Student Union, Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Portions of Cook Road will be closed for construction related to the new Student Success Center project and Americans with Disabilities Act sidewalk upgrades.Cook Road, Main Campus
Forty-six modular units will be delivered to Main Campus as part of the new Student Success Center project. The units will enter campus at Brennan Avenue and will travel to their final destination, south of the North Paseo Building and Graduate School and Research Building via Tobin Avenue, Bauerle Road and Devine Avenue.Brennan Avenue, Tobin Avenue, Bauerle Road, Devine Avenue, Main Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.