(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.
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This photo exhibit explores the history and tradition behind the Mexican drink.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend open forums featuring the three finalist candidates for the position of vice president for the Office of Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
This event is an opportunity for students who are interested in the STEM field to meet with employers looking to hire UTSA students for internship and full-time jobs. Bring your resume and dress to impress.H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
This event is an opportunity for students of all majors to meet with employers looking to hire UTSA students for internship and full-time jobs. Bring your resume and dress to impress.H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
The effort and acumen required for students to pursue their dream of a college education is substantial, and the obstructions potentially preventing them from degree completion are many. Dr. Vanessa Sansone will explore how these roadblocks can hinder the ability of vulnerable/diverse populations to traverse class structures.SAY Si, 1518 S. Alamo St., San Antonio
Popular author of Das Floss der Medusa (The Raft of Medusa), Franzobel, visits UTSA to facilitate a discussion (in English) about the current influx of migrants to Europe, the up-tick of right wing parties, and the parallels to his novel. The discussion is free and open to everyone.McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.01.28), Main Campus
The UTSA Technology Commercialization Center hosts this free webscast will discuss the critical steps when starting a business.Durango Building (DBB 2.112A), Downtown Campus
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