When I became president of The University of Texas at Austin in 2015, I shared a vision to unlock the potential of our students and prepare them to become tomorrow’s leaders. And leadership means preparing our students to address the greatest challenges at home and in an interconnected and complex world. The President’s Award for Global Learning, created by UT’s International Board of Advisors, brings a visionary approach to global education through learning by deep engagement.
In a uniquely interdisciplinary program, undergraduate students will have more opportunities to learn by doing on the Forty Acres and at international locations. Both students and faculty will work together, collaborating with international partners on project-based initiatives. I am grateful for the generosity of the members of the International Board of Advisors. I encourage students and faculty to learn more about the President’s Award for Global Learning and participate in this new initiative.
Gregory L. Fenves
University of Texas at Austin/President